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#EIE #RefugeesGR: Supporting Refugees in #Greece and #Serbia

We are in Thessaloniki, Greece at the moment to support and work with refugees. Tomorrow we will travel to Serbia to continue our work with refugees there.

Image: The Softex refugee camp in Thessaloniki this morning.

Written by Riot Turtle

It’s cold in Thessaloniki at the moment. As we arrived in the Softex camp this morning, the smell of fire was everywhere. We read the news of another dead refugee in the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Walking around in a place like Softext makes you angry and sad at the same time.

In the Softex camp the atmosphere is one of desperation. People here already know that many EU member states (like Germany) are planning to deport refugees back to Greece who arrive after March. Back to the misery of camps like Softex, back to a lack of about everything, including the lack of food and medical help. Back to the heat and mosquitos in the summer and back to the cold tents in the winter.

Image: The Softex refugee camp in Thessaloniki this morning.

We are here with Cars of Hope, a group based in Wuppertal, Germany that works with refugees on the Balkan route for almost one and a half year now.

We distributed food, sanitary products and other things needed in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Greece in the past and will continue to do so as long as its necessary.

Images: Dangerous electricity in the Softex refugee camp in Thessaloniki, Greece this morning.

The past 10 months we worked mainly in Greece but tomorrow we will travel to Serbia, where the winter is even harsher. People in Serbia are living in conditions that are more inhumane than they already are in Greece. In Serbia, we will support the production of burners, and the placing of burners in and in front of abandoned buildings and tents where refugees are forced to stay in the cold after many European states closed their borders. We will also distribute other things needed like food and sanitary products.

Image: A Burner to heat in Thessaloniki, Greece last month.

We and the Cars of Hope crew would like to thank for the donations of many people that made our work possible.

If you also want to support our work with refugees, you can do this by joining our crowdfunding campaign at

Or by donations on our PayPal account:

Or you can donate by.Banktransfer. Bank account information (Important! Description: Cars of Hope):

Name of account holder: Sozialtal e.V.

IBAN: DE80 3305 0000 0000 6968 49


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Image: The Softex refugee camp in Thessaloniki this morning.

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Twitter: @carsofhopewtal

Image: The Softex refugee camp in Thessaloniki this morning.

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