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Refugees Help Karditsa Residents Restore Flood-Damaged Buildings

September 25, 2020

ATHENS — Refugees located in Karditsa responded immediately to the call of the Development Agency of Karditsa, manager of the refugee housing programme ESTIA through a contract with the UN High Commission for Refugees, to assist the locals who suffered extensive property damages after Medicane Ianos hit the region.

"From the very start, we contacted all our beneficiaries – a total of 433 people, of which about 150 are children – and asked for volunteer work, as our community centre in 'Stavrodromi', in the centre of Karditsa, which is also used as a meeting and classroom place for refugee communities, was severely damaged by flooding," ESTIA project coordinator Chryssavgi Seggi told Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA). "A group of refugees and asylum seekers, together with Development Agency staff, took action and helped to restore and clean the area from water and mud," she added.

On their own initiative, refugees also assisted shop owners clean their stores following the damage they suffered.

 

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