In the summer of 2017 between July and August a team of 3 of us will be joining the Lake Volvi UNHCR funded refugee site to provide practical help and run a feasibility study assessing the potential of running a skills programme for women.
About the site: The Volvi site was established with the help of 3 NGOs and funded by the UNHCR for the purpose of responding to the immediate needs of candidates to the Relocation Scheme and asylum seekers in Greece arriving on the island of Lesvos. The project covers immediate needs of shelter, food, security and information. The project also seeks to respond to the needs for accommodation and shelter of unaccompanied and separated children in Lesvos (including shelter, food, security, information, entertainment and preparation for integration into the education system). The site has capacity for 1200 people, where Yazidi families are currently settled. Despite UNHCR support the settlement has significant needs which go beyond the provision of basic services. Although our visiting team will cover own costs and will not be remunerated for the time at the settlement, we will need to raise support to cover some of the more urgent needs which exist at the site. Depending on the amount raised, this can be anything from food provision to child and women services.
We will make sure to keep supporters informed about our progress and the impact of their support