Yusra the swimmer and Soha the hairdresser, stories of empowerment from the island of Lesvos
The Greek authorities officially state that there are now around 60,000 migrants and refugees in Greece. Most of those on mainland arrived from the Turkish coast before 20 March, the day on which the agreement between the EU and Turkey started to be implemented. After this date, those...
Blog: A true Christmas carol -  The Caritas volunteer who moved earth and heaven to save a family
This is a true story but the names have been changed. Jenny was a volunteer at Caritas Athens' Refugee Centre. She came from Germany to help for one week. She was full of energy and always available to help. One doesn't need to be a rocket-scientist to understand...

Greece: Extreme right rails against immigrants

 Greece: Extreme right rails against immigrants
For the last two months, Greeks have been trying to decide how the country should function, in or out of the Eurozone, with the shadow of a default on its debts very near. Poverty now touches many more families, both Greek and foreign, as Greece is now in...

Popular soup kitchens and good people

Popular soup kitchens and good people
This is one more piece of information in the crisis: more than 20 % of the population in Greece is unemployed and most immigrants live under the poverty line. The State knows it. The country’s local administration, the churches and the NGOs all know it. And they see...