Sunday, June 25, 2017

Cash Grant Program Helps Refugees in Greece

Arman, his wife, and four children live in an abandoned Greek naval academy that has been transformed into a government-run refugee site. They are waiting on legal papers and asylum decisions, unable to do much more than sit and wait. Arman and ... [Read More]


Beauty in a Refugee Camp in Greece

There are more than 62,000 refugees living in Greece, many of whom are still living in tents even now that winter has come. Samaritan’s Purse is at work in northern Greece, Athens, and five Greek islands. Our staff members’ presence and influence ext ... [Read More]


Reflections on Serving Refugees in Greece

For two months, I had the privilege of working with Samaritan's Purse in Athens. The last year has seen thousands upon thousands of refugees arrive in Greece. With closed borders, many of these refugees are stuck in Greek refugee camps, uncertain of ... [Read More]


New Lives for Refugees in Greece

We are all new to this type of crisis. It’s a mass emigration of a people so vast that it has become the largest humanitarian crisis since WWII. If all forcibly displaced people were grouped, they would be the 21st largest country in the w ... [Read More]


Syrian Refugees Risk It All to Escape to Greece

From the rocky shore on the Greek island of Lesbos, I can see them coming. They first appear as tiny black dots on the horizon, barely visible to the naked eye. In the background are the sloping bluffs of western Turkey. With the turbulent sea ... [Read More]


Risking Kindness

I watched as the pile of yellow wildflowers on the distribution table grew. Gabie, a Macedonian-Greek Samaritan’s Purse distribution staff member at Souda Refugee Camp, bent down to take each new bouquet carried over to her. She admired the fistfuls o ... [Read More]