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2 June 2016 | Katerini, Greece [Victor Hulbert with Corrado Cozzi]  ADRA team members are working hard to help Yazidi refugees based in a remote refugee camp on the foothills of Mount Olympus in Northern Greece. Stuck in the country since the northern boarders closed, some 1,000 refugees who fled danger and persecution in Iraq and Syria now find themselves in Petra, literally rock, with nowhere to go and no safe home to go back to.

Frank Brenda, Programmes Director for Emergency Response at the German branch of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency is overseeing the ADRA response in the camp and in a video interview talks about the needs of the refugees who don't want to be there, the resulting psychological and health challenges, and how ADRA is working with the Greek government, UNHCR and other NGO's on the site, 130km (80 miles) south west of Thessaloniki.

This is the first of several video reports that will highlight the work that ADRA and AdventistHelp are doing in Greece and is part of the lead up to Sabbath, 18 June when Seventh-day Adventists across the world will be focusing on the refugee issue. UN World Refugee Day is Monday, 20 June. Adventist World has also produced a special refugee edition of their magazine and resources for use in churches can also be found on the Adventist World Church website.

 

The reports from Greece are a co-operative effort of the Inter-European and Trans-European Division Communication departments. [tedNEWS]

View ADRA supports Yazidis at Petra Refugee Camphere.

 


tedNEWS Staff: Victor Hulbert, director; Esti Pujic, editor

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