The refugee crisis in Europe remains dire.
Boats are still arriving. Refugees are still here. Due to the EU-Turkey deal in March of 2016, they are now stranded across Greece, in hotspots and camps, in substandard, often appalling conditions, with little access to information or agency over their futures. Many have been separated from family members, at the mercy of a slow and oversaturated asylum seeking process.
Refugees have undertaken perilous journeys to escape conflict and unbearable conditions. They cannot go back and cannot move forward. There is nowhere to go. With limited access to basic human rights such as education or the opportunity to earn a living, thousands of refugees are in limbo. This winter, 60,000 refugees in Greece face a deeply uncertain future.
Now, more than ever, they need our support.
We started Lighthouse Relief on the shores of Lesvos. We are still there. With the closure of the borders and shifting political landscape, we have adapted, expanding our operations to mainland Greece, working to provide both emergency relief and long-term support to the most vulnerable.
We urgently need your support to continue our work.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN GIVE!
buy a gift certificate for a loved one
This holiday season, give a loved one a gift that really matters. With our Gift Certificates, you can give your friends, family and colleagues the chance to help provide emergency and long term relief to some of the 60,000 refugees stranded in Greece.
You can buy gift certificates which could impact programs such as:
- Emergency relief to arriving refugees
- Female Friendly Spaces & Psychosocial Activities
- Child Friendly Space
- Learning and development activities for small children
- General Lighthouse Relief operations in Mainland Greece and Lesvos.
Now it is possible to support Lighthouse Relief by monthly donations using PayPal! This helps us ensure that we can keep giving support to vulnerable people in all of our operations.
Norwegian donations can also be done through Vipps:
VIPPS any amount to 45242270 (account holder Liv Karin).
Please mark your payment "Lighthouse".
Swedish donations can also be done through Swish:
SWISH any amount to 123 683 85 85.
Please mark your payment "Lighthouse"
Swedish bankgiro: 377-6507
IBAN SE56 5000 0000 0540 3103 9751
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