Gain involvement.

In November 2015, gain Nederland started to be actively involved in helping refugees in Greece. This began in Idomeni, a transit camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, and later shifted to various camps around Thessaloniki. 
Since May 2017, our help in Greece has been completely focused on Lesvos, where about 8,500 migrants and refugees are housed, roughly divided over two camps, Moria and Kara Tepe, and a number of separate places. 
The refugees come mainly from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Congo, but also from several other (African) countries; 77 different countries in total.

Current situation.

GAiN works mainly in Camp Moria, which is now notorious for its miserable conditions and grim atmosphere. According to the latest statistics Moria is currently a ' home ' for more than 6,600 refugees, while the camp has the capacity for only 2,300 people. Previously stayed in the camp mainly many men and boys, but since summer 2017 there are also many families, women and children reported. The camp is full, there is a shortage of sleeping places, blankets, clothing and sanitary facilities; Thousands of families are stuck under terrible conditions and without prospect in the crowded camp Moria, where the situation is unleashed in inhumane and unbearable. 
Through our partner organization, GAiN provides concrete, practical assistance to desperate and vulnerable people fleeing in the form of sending various auxiliary goods such as clothing, blankets, tents and diapers.

You too can make a difference! Donate or go on a trip.

Our partner is dependent on volunteers for the daily activities in the camp. You can help in handing out / sorting of clothing and auxiliary goods, housing of refugees, answering questions, daily chores, cleaning and organizing activities.

Invest in a refugee and you will return home with a different mindset, as a changed person.

Greece - refugee help - camp Moria 2019-05

Ready to come into action? Go with GAiN to camp Moria on the Greece Island of Lesvos. Thousands of refugees, families and children, living under circumstances that are inhuman and unbearable. The camp is overcrowded, there is a shortage of places to sleep, blankets, clothes, shoes, and the hygienic and sanitarian situation is a disaster. People are sleeping in thin tents, cold, wet, stressed and in despair.

Join us on this trip to Camp Moria, where the situation for thousands of families has become inhuman and unbearable. The camp is overcrowded (in a camp for Max 1,500 refugees now live more than 7,500 people), there is a shortage of sleeping places, blankets, clothing and sanitary facilities. People have to sleep in thin tents, are cold, wet and despair near.

Ready to get your hands dirty?

During this trip, we are offering practical assistance to our partner organization Eurorelief, who tries to keep the camp live able with man and power: hand and span services, the distribution of goods, helping / answering of questions of refugees, cleaning jobs, clothing distribution etc. So you really are standing with your feet in the mud.

Furthermore, GAiN is in a special way through the organization of activities in the camp; Activities for children, young people and women. We want to spread light in an environment that is dark and obscure. Your help is really desperately needed! So many people, so much distress, so much injustice, but by being there and serving, you make their world a bit more beautiful for a moment.

At least every month we try to organize a help trip to Lesvos / Camp Moria. But due to rapidly changing circumstances, we cannot report any specific journey in advance. If you are interested in a special month, please let us know via the mail.

For more info: trips@gainhelpt.nu


Data: 16- 23 Mei 2019
Leeftijd: 18 years and older
Bijzonderheden:
Groepsgrootte: Max. 12 people
Locatie: Lesvos, stay in Panagiouda
Reisleider: Dick van Suilichem
Kosten: € 500,- per week - (transfers, accommodation and food included, ticket excluded)
Reisdoel: Refugee help, distribution, encouragement

Greece - refugee help - camp Moria 2019-03

Ready to come into action? Go with GAiN to camp Moria on the Greece Island of Lesvos. Thousands of refugees, families and children, living under circumstances that are inhuman and unbearable. The camp is overcrowded, there is a shortage of places to sleep, blankets, clothes, shoes, and the hygienic and sanitarian situation is a disaster. People are sleeping in thin tents, cold, wet, stressed and in despair.

Join us on this trip to Camp Moria, where the situation for thousands of families has become inhuman and unbearable. The camp is overcrowded (in a camp for Max 1,500 refugees now live more than 7,500 people), there is a shortage of sleeping places, blankets, clothing and sanitary facilities. People have to sleep in thin tents, are cold, wet and despair near.

Ready to get your hands dirty?

During this trip, we are offering practical assistance to our partner organization Eurorelief, who tries to keep the camp live able with man and power: hand and span services, the distribution of goods, helping / answering of questions of refugees, cleaning jobs, clothing distribution etc. So you really are standing with your feet in the mud.

Furthermore, GAiN is in a special way through the organization of activities in the camp; Activities for children, young people and women. We want to spread light in an environment that is dark and obscure. Your help is really desperately needed! So many people, so much distress, so much injustice, but by being there and serving, you make their world a bit more beautiful for a moment.

At least every month we try to organize a help trip to Lesvos / Camp Moria. But due to rapidly changing circumstances, we cannot report any specific journey in advance. If you are interested in a special month, please let us know via the mail.

For more info: trips@gainhelpt.nu


Data: 07 - 14 maart 2019
Leeftijd: 18 years and older
Bijzonderheden:
Groepsgrootte: Max. 12 people
Locatie: Lesvos, stay in Panagiouda
Reisleider: Robert de Bruijn
Kosten: € 500,- per week - (transfers, accommodation and food included, ticket excluded)
Reisdoel: Refugee help, distribution, encouragement

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Greece Refugee Project – Easter 2019

Student Life is once again partnering with Global Aid Network (GAiN) to take a project team into situations of physical poverty and need where we can help to make a difference. This time it will be in response to the current refugee crisis in Europe.

Greece Refugee Project – Easter 2019

Student Life is once again partnering with Global Aid Network (GAiN) to take a project team into situations of physical poverty and need where we can help to make a difference. This time it will be in response to the current refugee crisis in Europe.


Data: 12- 19 April 2019
Leeftijd: 18 years and older
Bijzonderheden:
Groepsgrootte:
Locatie: Lesvos, stay in Panagiouda
Reisleider: to be determined
Kosten: See UK website
Reisdoel: Refugee help, distribution, encouragement

Greece - refugee help - camp Moria 2019-04

Ready to come into action? Go with GAiN to camp Moria on the Greece Island of Lesvos. Thousands of refugees, families and children, living under circumstances that are inhuman and unbearable. The camp is overcrowded, there is a shortage of places to sleep, blankets, clothes, shoes, and the hygienic and sanitarian situation is a disaster. People are sleeping in thin tents, cold, wet, stressed and in despair.

Join us on this trip to Camp Moria, where the situation for thousands of families has become inhuman and unbearable. The camp is overcrowded (in a camp for Max 1,500 refugees now live more than 7,500 people), there is a shortage of sleeping places, blankets, clothing and sanitary facilities. People have to sleep in thin tents, are cold, wet and despair near.

Ready to get your hands dirty?

During this trip, we are offering practical assistance to our partner organization Eurorelief, who tries to keep the camp live able with man and power: hand and span services, the distribution of goods, helping / answering of questions of refugees, cleaning jobs, clothing distribution etc. So you really are standing with your feet in the mud.

Furthermore, GAiN is in a special way through the organization of activities in the camp; Activities for children, young people and women. We want to spread light in an environment that is dark and obscure. Your help is really desperately needed! So many people, so much distress, so much injustice, but by being there and serving, you make their world a bit more beautiful for a moment.

At least every month we try to organize a help trip to Lesvos / Camp Moria. But due to rapidly changing circumstances, we cannot report any specific journey in advance. If you are interested in a special month, please let us know via the mail.

For more info: trips@gainhelpt.nu


Data: 05 - 12 april 2019 *
Leeftijd: 18 years and older
Bijzonderheden:
Groepsgrootte: Max. 12 people
Locatie: Lesvos, stay in Panagiouda
Reisleider: Gerrit & Nelleke van Wijngaarden
Kosten: € 500,- per week - (transfers, accommodation and food included, ticket excluded)
Reisdoel: Refugee help, distribution, encouragement