Since March 2016, when thousands of refugees were left stranded at Idomeni, we began the transfer of refugees to apartments in Katerini giving priority to the most vulnerable groups. Each fully-equipped apartment accommodates one family. We began the project with 20 apartments and now manage 90 in Katerini/15 in Giannitsa, accommodating more than 460 beneficiaries of which 80 have relocated to or reunified with their families in Western Europe.
Apartments in Katerini
Apartments in Giannitsa
On November 30, 2016 we took on the task to evacuate and transfer the remaining 71 refugees from the Petra camp on Mount Olympus. The conditions at the camp, situated in the mountains at an altitude of 600m, were tragic. The snow and subzero temperatures made the situation unbearable and dangerous for the refugees housed in tents. The evacuation was implemented with success and the refugees transferred to a safe environment within two hours, 13 in apartments and 58 in hotels.