Supporting Camp Serres

Lifting Hands International is present in the new Yazidi Camp seven days a week in order to assist with any needs as they may arise. We distribute essential aid, provide translators, transport families to and from the hospital, purchase prescriptions, supplement the camp’s nutritional intake with fresh produce, play movies in the evenings, and are … More Supporting Camp Serres

Rain in the Parks

I arrived home last night after 15 hours in the camp, three hours of driving, and breakfast distribution in the parks. It was nice to be back in the parks with bananas after a few days away. When we are not able to make the breakfast distribution, we coordinate with another team to distribute for … More Rain in the Parks

Yazidi Love

Exhaustion sets in as we drive home after another 13 hour day. I don’t know which is more draining… The smoldering sun, the long hours, the heart-wrenching stories, or the fact that there is more help needed than I am able to provide. Even though I feel drained, I am so grateful for today. The … More Yazidi Love

Ups and Downs

We are driving away from what was the hardest afternoon of distribution in the parks yet. The streets, grass areas, the playground, the basketball courts are all consumed by young refugee families. Families rest under shade as their children play together with the local Greek children on the playground. For this moment, the kids are … More Ups and Downs

Update

Well it is time for an update from our end. We are here in Northern Greece as our efforts to support the refugees in the streets continue. We arrive to a different scene each morning as the situation is constantly shifting. The number of people and the locations shift each day, but we continue to … More Update