Doliana, Greece


Another very isolated and small camp that we started helping August 2017. Just 70 people but miles from any shops and services.

Invited by the UN Refugee Agency to see if we could provide food, it was immediately apparent that we could help the people on the camp and support Oxfam the site manager. Our first task was an urgent distribution of food and milk. This camp is a long way from any shops and there were many needs.

Currently, we have a free shop based on points to ensure everyone is treated equally. These are early days so we will be doing more to make life more normal and dignified.

  • Population: 70 Syrians with about half under 16
  • Services: regular deliveries of healthy food, essentials and comforts from our warehouse in Katsikas
  • Volunteers: about 4 working from about 9:30- 5 or 6pm, Monday to Friday, but also supporting in Katsikas weekends off (and days off as needed)
  • Volunteer accommodation: many hotels and rooms available in Ioannina