Organisations working on Lesvos

Contact

Humans 4 Humanity - H4H
Address:
81101 Mytilini
Lesvos
Greece
Mobile:
+30 6951 363332

Miscellaneous Information

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About Humans 4 Humanity

House of Humanity 2.0 is the second incarnation of a centre run by Humans 4 Humanity. It provides a range of services to refugees who are based mostly in Kara Tepe and Moria camps on Lesvos. Our main focus is delivering aid in a way that enhances human dignity, wellbeing and individual agency.
 
There is a wealth of research that shows that freedom, autonomy and choice enhances human happiness, and we recognise that these are the things that are removed from the individual during the process of displacement. The ‘shopping’ style method of aid delivery at Humans 4 Humanity helps us accomplish these objectives through our free food supermarket, which is run on a points system, and free clothing boutique where individuals can shop for the items they want and need. We also have a cafe; kids play area; cinema; a full-sized astro-turf football field and an arts and crafts area.
 
Through our ‘Network Aid’ project we share aid and donations, including blankets, towels, pushchairs and prams, baby beds, maternity packs, diapers, clothing, hygiene, medical, and dry food items, with other groups and NGOs. This means that items go where they are needed most. 
 
House of Humanity is a grassroots organisation, run by and for Refugees, with the support of international volunteers. By providing volunteer work for Refugees who are residents in the camps we hope to foster an environment where we encourage self help, the development of important skills and experience and community engagement. We pride ourselves on our ethical code of conduct; a family type structure; a relationship of reciprocity between those who serve and who are served; and an environment which enhances psycho-social well-being whilst meeting peoples' material needs.
 
We are entirely dependent on donations to keep the doors open and the shelves stocked. We can serve 150 singles, or 75 families per day, with the groceries, toiletries and clothing of their choice. 
 
Plans for 2018
 
In 2018 we will continue to run our centre and to provide services to refugees including our free food supermarket and free clothing boutique. 
 
Through our Network Aid project we will continue to share aid and donations with other groups on Lesvos. 

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Asterias-Starfish Foundation being on the refugees' crisis field for a long time, came face to face with emergency needs, lack of information and communication. Even now, when the flow is not so big, actually nobody knows the needs of the others. So many times, items are remaining in warehouses and refugees still need them. On the other hand, donors want to offer their help in this refugee crisis, but they cannot find where to channel this help.

We are launching this platform to help us to work more efficiently.  To let every organization have a clear view of the needs on the island of Lesvos. To give them access to funding when they haven't any, and give to the donors the full information they need, when they want to offer their help.

Let's work together, to cover the needs of this humanitarian crisis, through a transparent platform.

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