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.
Shops, Restaurants, Kindergartens: One Year On From the Destruction of Self-Organised Structures in Katsikas Camp
One year ago, we shared an article outlining new measures being taken by the management of the so-named ‘Katsikas Hospitality Centre’. This included the sudden dismantling and burning of self-organised services and structures, established by camp residents. This included 5 supermarkets, 4 bakeries, 1 coffee shop, numerous repair shops, a kindergarten, and even personal gardens; Read more about Shops, Restaurants, Kindergartens: One Year On From the Destruction of Self-Organised Structures in Katsikas Camp[…]
Security guards in Katsikas “Hospitality Centre” destroy community-built shops asylum seekers rely on to survive According to reports shared by the International Refugee Committee, roughly one third of the people living in Greek refugee camps have been suffering from hunger since the end of 2021. The monthly financial support (that has been under the control Read more about “We did not invite you to Greece”[…]
As walls are being built at refugee camps all over Greece, the people who have to live in them are asking not to be made into prisoners, and to be allowed to be part of their local communities. Men and women at Katsikas camp, Ioannina, have seen the materials for a three-metre-high iron and concrete Read more about Please don’t treat us like prisoners[…]
Bureaucratic Bottle Neck or Political Strategy — Residents of Greek Refugee Camps left without Food and Financial Support
By Mimi Hapig Since 2016, people within the Greek asylum procedure have been receiving a monthly financial allowance to be able to buy food and essential items, such as clothes and hygiene products. Back in the days, we very much welcomed the change from serving food to providing financial support. Being able to manage one‘s Read more about Bureaucratic Bottle Neck or Political Strategy — Residents of Greek Refugee Camps left without Food and Financial Support[…]
Human Rights Violations during Trial in Greek Court – Teenagers receive prison sentences over Moria fires, despite lack of evidence
In a trial that did not uphold legal standards, four Afghan teenagers were each sentenced to 10 years in prison for the fires that destroyed the infamous Moria camp in September 2020. A Greek court on the island of Chios charged the four young men with: arson; endangering human life; and the destruction of property. Read more about Human Rights Violations during Trial in Greek Court – Teenagers receive prison sentences over Moria fires, despite lack of evidence[…]
Greek Authorities’ Reaction to Covid-Cases in Refugee Camp Katsikas: A Lack of Willingness to Find Solutions
Katsikas, May 10th 2021 On April 12th, people living in the refugee camp of Katiskas reported that at least one case of Covid-19 had been confirmed among the residents of the camp. Throughout the same day and the days that followed, information about what implications this had for measures and restrictions on movement kept Read more about Greek Authorities’ Reaction to Covid-Cases in Refugee Camp Katsikas: A Lack of Willingness to Find Solutions[…]
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[…]