The International Humanitarian Organization Penny Appeal donated £ 10.000 British pounds to Doctors of the World- Greek Chapter to provide relief items for the refugees living in camps.
A very important contribution was offered by the international humanitarian organization Penny Appeal to Doctors of the World in order to purchase basic supplies for refugees temporarily living in camps.
This donation amounting to 10,000 British pounds aims to provide clothing, utensils, hygiene kits and baby care items. The items will be distributed at the refugee accommodation center at Oinofita serving the needs of approximately 400 people.
Under the current conditions of the refugee crisis and the increased needs arising from it, initiatives like this one contribute to the improvement of accommodation and living conditions of refugees in Greece.
Few words about Penny Appeal
Penny Appeal is an International Humanitarian Organisation which was set up in 2009 to provide relief worldwide by offering water solutions, education, supporting orphan care and providing emergency food and medical aid. Since then we have transformed lives and empowered communities around the world, helping to break the poverty cycle and build brighter futures.
Penny Appeal’s Emergency Response mission is saving lives and protecting the dignity of people during crisis periods working to the vision of a sustainable world through empowered people and strong communities.
As a part of the response to the Syrian refugee crisis in Middle East, Greece, Balkans and the rest of the Europe, Penny Appeal works with reliable partners to support and ensure the wellbeing and rights of refugees through provision of relief services.’
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About Médecins du Monde – Doctors of the World Greece
Médecins du Monde-Doctors of the World Greece was founded in 1990 and is part of the International network of MdM that consists of 15 delegation offices in the world (Argentina, Belgium, Canada, France , Germany, Greece , Japan , Luxemburg, Netherlands Portugal, Spain , Sweden ,Switzerland , United Kingdom and U.S.A.) At the same time, though, it remains a genuinely Greek organization, taking its own path based on circumstances particular to Greece, while maintaining financial and administrative independence and transparency.
Completing 24 consecutive years of action in 2014, MdM-Greece has been acknowledged as a credible and effective organization that fosters the sense of solidarity within the Greek Community.
Having conducted numerous humanitarian aid programmes in Greece and in developing countries, Greek doctors, administration, medical staff and technical experts continue to offer their voluntary services.
MdM-Greece with more than 600 volunteers since its foundation, in more than 50 countries around the world, contributes to medical and humanitarian aid programmes. Throughout the years, medical and humanitarian aid programmes have been carried out in Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Serbia, Sudan, Palestine, Haiti, Gaza, Uganda, Tanzania, Algeria etc.