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CalaisAction  Calais Action is a restricted fund under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund, charity no 1099682

Busy planting watermelons at Organisation Earth's greenhouse project on Skaramangas refugee camp 🍉
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Last night was an amazing party celebrating City Plaza’s 2 year birthday! Congrats City Plaza, we ❤️ you. .
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY City Plaza 🎊🎉🎈 2 years today!
Come join us at the party if you are in Athens.
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"Europe has so far only taken pictures of Muslim women wearing veils who have walked 40 kilometres, who are hungry and tired. So the world is afraid of them, as anybody would be. I would just like to show you what the Modern Muslim Woman looks like. She is a citizen of Europe, whether Europe wishes to accept it or not." ~ Nadja Ridic (BBC, April 1993)
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Sketch by the talented @samstyan99

Notis is a Greek volunteer who has been living and working at City Plaza since August 2016.
He is often found at the front desk, telling stories about Ancient Greece and Greek mythology. He was introduced to the squat by a Syrian friend almost two years ago, and hasn't left since. He says he has stayed because he enjoys seeing the results of volunteers' positive impact on a space such as City Plaza.

He has become a welcoming and friendly face to the residents here.
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The kitchen at City Plaza, provides meals for up to 400 people twice a day. City Plaza is a solidarity movement: we work together, we eat together, we fight together.

Cris has been with City Plaza from the start and is one of the chefs in the bustling kitchen. As he says: “the best part of working at City Plaza is that we are able to give dignity back to people”.
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Would you look at these cuties!!! There are 185 children living at City Plaza. They’re a lively bunch and it often feels like they’re the ones who run the place.
Volunteers organise classes, skateboarding lessons, run the kids space and organise outings for them.
These children have a chance to be kids at City Plaza: they are loved, cared for and encouraged.
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#refugees #refugeeswelcome #greece #athens #calaisaction #cityplaza #refugeechildren

Hi there! Sam and Polly here.

We both volunteer for Calais Action and have previously volunteered for charities and non-profits in the UK and Denmark, as well as in the Calais Jungle.

We are both in Athens for the coming months and over the next few weeks we will shedding light on the current situation in Greece for migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, from the perspective of small grassroots organisations.

If you have any questions about what is happening in Greece feel free to comment or send us a message. We will do our best to inform and update you.

In the coming weeks we'll be posting links to all the organisations we mention, so please like their pages and donate where you can.
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Sketch of The Jungle by one of our volunteers @samstyan99 ✏️
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Last night Hope Cafe helped "Steps" in Omonoia distribute sleeping bags, blankets, hats, gloves, toothbrushes, and cups of tea to the homeless in Athens. Last night the temperature dropped to 3 degrees - let's give those in need some warmth this Christmas.
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Today is International Volunteer Day, so we wanted to take the time to thank all of our wonderful volunteers, both past and present.
@calais.action couldn’t do the work we do without you all selflessly giving up your time. We truly appreciate each and every one of you!
So here’s to you, you lovely lot!! ❤️🌍
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Yesterday evening Britain came together at the Peace vigil in Tower Bridge. We stood with thousands of others to remember the victims of the London Bridge and Manchester terror attacks as well as victims of terrorism worldwide. After the official speech, community groups contributed: we read out a testament to one of the victims of the attacks, and Citizens of the World Choir sang and led the crowd in a rendition of Imagine and What A Wonderful World. The @weareonehq and @help4refugees_org wrote a long mural of messages, and candles in a heart shape were lit to honour the victims.
People from all walks of life attended, and it was wonderful to see so many of our friends from refugee, Muslim and volunteer groups all together standing in solidarity against terror.
A truly beautiful testament to the human spirit.
#StandForPeace #london #peace #turnhateintolove #calaisaction
Photo Credit: Rando Wagner

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