The situation for refugees on Samos is dire. Around 5600 refugees currently live in a camp built for 650. The queue for food in the camp can be up to 5 hours long per meal - an intolerable burden for the camp’s most vulnerable residents. Due to the slow asylum procedure, people can be detained in these conditions for up to two years. Project Armonia eases this burden by cooking meals for around 800 of the most vulnerable residents, such as children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, disabled people, and the elderly. Without proper nutrition, these populations are particularly susceptible to mental and physical illnesses, while many of them are physically unable to wait for upto 5 hours per meal in the food line. We want to provide the most vulnerable among the 5,600 camp residents with a safe space to escape and enjoy a healthy, nutritious meal.
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