Our warehouse in Thessaloniki serves as a logistical hub for humanitarian aid, providing thousands of refugees in the region with food, hygiene articles, clothes and other urgently needed items.
Our project in Lagadikia supports around 550 residents of the nearby camp. The Free Shop provides a dignified way of distributing essential aid. The Community Center is a place for learning and cultural exchange.
Our volunteer Nihal brought the Peace of Paper crafts workshops from Munich to Lagadikia.
As we celebrate the one year anniversary of our free shop and community centre, we’d like to share some words and pictures of the projects we’ve built within this space.
On this day three years ago, the EU-Turkey deal came into effect, promising to end dangerous sea crossings, provide legal resettlement pathways and to ease the pressure on Greece.
How do these promises hold up three years on?
In April this year, IHA took over operations of a 1,000m² warehouse close to Thessaloniki. The warehouse serves as a humanitarian logistics hub, benefitting thousands of refugees in Northern Greece.