Crete For Life is committed to helping young people who are victims of the migration crisis. A huge number of refugees and economic migrants still enter Greece every day. Families with young children, young men and unaccompanied minors, some as young as 12 or 13 years of age, are stranded in Greece without the possibility of legal work or of moving to another European country. For most of them, their priority is to support their families , whether these are with them or if they have remained back in their own countries. Many of the migrants suffer from chronic illness, exacerbated by their travels and extreme living conditions. With no work and unable to speak the local language, they rely on our help and first aid.
MIGRATION & REFUGEES
Thanks to your donations and to “The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation”, for some years Crete For Life has been able to distributes essential aid, such as food, clothing, toiletries, medicine and medical treatments, psychological professional support as well as legal aid when necessary, focusing on children, minors and those who are most vulnerable. In 2018 we were able to offer support both in the local community of Ierapetra and in other parts of Crete and mainland Greece.
In the present reality, it is evident that people will continue to migrate, pushed by tragic circumstances in their own countries and pulled by real or perceived opportunities for a better life elsewhere.