Project Faros - assistance to unaccompanied minor refugees
In recent years, Europe is experiencing an ever-increasing number of refugees from the Middle East and Africa. Many are minors who are on their own to seek security and better opportunities.
In Athens, IAS DK supports the organization Faros who work with unaccompanied refugee children and young people. Faros makes contact with the refugees through outreach work and distribution of clothing, food and hygiene items. The project's Day Center serves as a safe base with adult contact and the opportunity to get food and stay overnight. Here they also receive training, legal advice, guidance from social workers and the opportunity to talk to a psychologist. In addition, there are activities and sporting events.
At one of Athens' major metro stations, Faros has opened a Family Center, where mothers and children on the run have access to toilet facilities and the opportunity to gather strength.
The work was started by Patricia Kirk and Dan Biswas in 2012 and is a collaboration with a Greek Evangelical Church. It is supported by a number of Danish churches, private donors and foundations.
For further information please contact:
Project Coordinator Dan Biswas
Tel. + 30 69 40 92 42 62 / + 45 20 32 83 26