January 2016 – We cook for people
Equipped with gas stoves, big pots and a van full of donations we spent 2 weeks in Athens, providing 1000 hot, tasty meals and warm clothes for people on Victoria and Omonia square.
March/April 2016 – We cook WITH people
Let’s think more sustainable: Within four weeks we set up a community kitchen in Camp Katsikas and prepared 1200 hot and tasty meals – together with the people from the camp.
Since August 2016 – We create with people
We think ahead: Within the project HABIBI.WORKS we are setting up a workshop in Katsikas. On this platform, people from all around the globe can prove their talent, express their creativity and build what is needed. Unfolding the potential of people. It works.
About the Project
Soup and Socks e.V. was founded in 2015 to set a sign of solidarity with people fleeing their countries and to improve their situation. People who came to Europe as refugees were treated either as victims or as a thread, both of which is wrong and shortsighted. Over the course of only 7 months, our project developed from a mobile soup kitchen to the permanent makerspace Habibi.Works.
Habibi.Works is an extraordinary maker space for products and perspectives in the north of Greece. In a context in which sustainable responses are rare, the project provides platforms for education, empowerment and encounter for refugees and members of the local society.
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Jonas “Joni” Winter
Amira Belhaj Soulami
Press Release – Severe Mental Health Consequences after Forced Moves and Evictions in Katsikas’ Refugee Camp
|| Die deutsche Versionen befindet sich unter der englischen Version || On Monday, 14 December 2020, several residents of the refugee camp of Katsikas were subjected to forceful evictions, some from their containers (into a different container) and others from the camp entirely. According to eye-witnesses, the police enacting said evictions used aggressive measures including Read more about Press Release – Severe Mental Health Consequences after Forced Moves and Evictions in Katsikas’ Refugee Camp[…]
Αναγκαστικές εξώσεις στο ΚΥΤ του Κατσικά Τη Δευτέρα, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2020, πολυάριθμοι κάτοικοι του Κέντρου Υποδοχής και Ταυτοποίησης προσφύγων του Κατσικά υπήρξαν θύματα αναγκαστικών εξώσεων από τον καταυλισμό μέσω της αστυνομίας. Οι αρχές χρησιμοποίησαν βίαια μέτρα συμπεριλαμβάνοντας δακρυγόνα· η κλιμάκωση των εντάσεων ολοκληρώθηκε με τη σύλληψη τουλάχιστον δύο ατόμων. Αυτόπτες μάρτυρες ανέφεραν τον ήχο Read more about Αναγκαστικές εξώσεις στο ΚΥΤ του Κατσικά[…]
On Monday, 14 December 2020, several residents of the refugee camp of Katsikas were subjected to forceful evictions from the camp by the police. Authorities used violent measures including teargas; the escalation of tensions culminated in the arrest of at least two persons. Eye-witnesses reported the sound of shots – caused either by rubber bullets Read more about Forced Evictions in Katsikas’ Refugee Camp[…]
On Saturday 21 November, 140 residents of camp Katsikas were tested for COVID-19 in an orchestrated procedure. According to several camp residents we spoke with, the explanation provided by authorities was the detection of a positive COVID-19 case inside the camp. A local news source reported later that a total of 10 people were tested Read more about Current Quarantining Procedure in Camp Katsikas – Healthy Residents at Risk[…]
Katsikas Refugee Camp was put under a complete lockdown on Tuesday morning (Oct 6), despite the fact that not a single case of Covid-19 had been detected in the camp at that point. Hours later, with the camp under lockdown, authorities transferred several people there from the island of Lesvos. A test result of one Read more about Update & Press Release on the Lock Down in Camp Katsikas[…]
by Esther ten Zijthoff and Mimi Hapig This morning (6 October), residents of Katsikas camp were met with police presence at every entry/exit point of the camp. The camp has been placed under complete lockdown, barring its residents from exit and barring third-party groups from entry. This step is one (and certainly the most drastic Read more about The Lock-Down of a Camp Without a Single Case – What is going on in Katsikas?[…]
Last week, fires devastated Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Moria had become infamous over the past years for its constant overcrowdedness and inhumane living conditions. The fires that started on Tuesday night and raged through to Wednesday morning left the 12,598 men, women and children who had been living in the camp, Read more about Riot Police instead of Shelters – an Analysis of the Political Response to the Moria Fires[…]
A recent change in the asylum regulations by the Greek government threatens several thousand people with homelessness. The new regulation reduces the 6-month-period recognised refugees used to have to leave their accommodation in camps and apartments to 30 days. This change forces the accepted asylum seekers to find housing on their own within little more Read more about From Camps to Homelessness – Latest Change in Greek Asylum Regulations[…]
Thoughts about the New Coronavirus Pandemic in the context of migration and solidarity by Miriam Hapig, 31 March 2020 The new coronavirus is causing a crisis that is going to impact the narrative of our generation. The way the world around us used to function has been interrupted. Countless processes have come to a halt. Read more about A New Global Narrative – A New Global Solidarity?[…]
Grace Anne Odom joined the maker space Habibi.Works as a supervisor for the metal workshop in June 2019. In her last week with the project, she offered a guided training within the NetWorks Program* to share her skills in welding techniques. In this interview, she gives an insight into her experience, the power of crafting Read more about About Welding, Confidence and the Soothing Power of Crafting[…]