This lexicon has been made for you. It is aimed at assisting refugees and migrants who are in Greece. Please keep it with you. You may use it to facilitate your communication with Greek people who are in contact with you, in order to request general information, as well as information on matters related to living conditions, food, health and protection. Special chapters are included for women and unaccompanied children.
Anita and Naya live in the first apartment for girls that was created within the framework of METAdrasi’s activity “Supported Independent Living for Unaccompanied Minors” (SIL), which offers to beneficiaries, aged 16-18, an innovative support model, aiming at a smooth transition to adulthood and their integration into Greek society.
Almost 1,000 people certified as victims of torture by METAdrasi
Imprisonment in inhuman conditions, extreme tactics of physical abuse, rape, daily psychological violence. In many countries of the world, unthinkable ways of cruel and degrading treatment are still being practiced in order to punish, intimidate, interrogate. Among the refugees arriving in Greece, a high percentage are victims of torture, but they often constitute the "invisible" faces of the vulnerable refugee population.
At a particularly hard moment for the 3,150 unaccompanied children in Greece, with more than 2,300 of them living under precarious conditions - in detention, camps or even on the street and many of the accommodation facilities being shut down - the suggestion of alternative solutions is of crucial importance.
METAdrasi facilitates the communication of healthcare services with refugees and migrants
A three-year-old boy from Iran is in a hospital in Athens. The doctors are ready to proceed with urgent surgery, in order to save his life. It is indispensable that his parents - who do not speak well either Greek or English - are informed and give their consent. Time is valuable.
Proper communication between the child’s parents and the medical staff before, during and after the surgery, as well as within the period of recovery, is of vital importance…
Call for applications for persons who are fluent in English or in Greek and in one of the following languages, in order to attend an Interpreters’ Training Seminar, free of charge, with employment prospects in Athens and all around Greece:
Pashtu, Farsi, Dari, Sorani Kurdish, Urdu, Punjabi, Benghali, Mandarin Chinese, Lingala, Somali, Hindi, Armenian.