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.
The picture is showing the “New Moria” and was taken by Muhammad Reza. The following is a shortened version of the full letter written by Rory O’Keeffe of Koraki. Its purpose is to inform the EU’s Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, about some of the concerning developments in Greece since she last visited the Read more about We Need Your Help, Commissioner – A Letter by Koraki[…]
Aya is a diamantaire who heads her own small business – Fyne (@fynejewellery)- producing high quality, sustainable and ethical jewellery. Aya describes Fyne’s jewellery as being tailored to the “modern minimalist woman – one who carries a sophisticated rebellion – a woman who will stand up for what she believes in and for the positive Read more about Meet Aya, a Supporter Behind the Scenes[…]
John Loveless, an electronic music artist and founder of the label Hot Concept Music, approached us with an offer to forward the proceeds of his label’s latest compilation album – ‘Hot Compilation’, released on 5 February – to support Habibi.Works. We asked John to share a little bit about himself, what inspires him, and what Read more about Supporters Behind the Scenes: An Interview with John Loveless[…]
Charlotte, a self-taught illustrator and designer from the UK, first became acquainted with Habibi.Works in the summer of 2020. As she was eager to support the project but unable to travel to Greece herself, she generously decided to design one of her beautiful silk scarves especially for Habibi.Works, as well as forward a portion of Read more about Introducing a Supporter Behind the Scenes: Charlotte[…]
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?[…]