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Update situation camp Moria: NOS newshour has given an update on the critical situation on the Greece camp Moria. One of the refugees, already living 1.5 years in the camp, commented: “The camp feels like a prison, or worse: like hell”.

The article continues about the actual situation: “There are no showers, the only toilets available are unusable, and every morning they share half an hour of food for about 1,000 people, but there are 6,000 people in Moria, so many of them do not get food.”

Perspective for the refugees

According to the refugee deal between the European Union and Turkey, migrants who are not granted asylum are being sent back to Turkey. But they must first wait for an assessment from the Greek authorities. It can take years before it is processed. 

Help is needed. It may takes years before the authorities take action. You can help to make a small donation to make the situation a little bit more human.

Photocredit: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters, from NRC (Lesbos can no longer accommodate refugees). 

Awareness grows that clean and safe showers outside the camp on Lesvos are essential. The first volunteers have applied and donations are coming in!  A great many people are supportive in thought and deed. There are collections and more fund raising plans are developing.

Many thanks to you all!
X-mas 2017

 

NRC December 22nd, 2017
Not enough space for people

NRC November 27th, 2017
Athens wants to scare off

NOS JOURNAAL  Dutch News Show September 14th, 2017
Since the EU and Turkey made an agreement a year and a half ago, television cameras have not been allowed in camp Moria. Filming is not even allowed within a radius of 1 km around the infamous hotspot. Lucas Waagmeester got in and made this footage, showing us what Greek and European authorities have to hide.

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Thank you for your interest!

YOU CAN HELP BY DONATING OR BY VOLUNTEERING

Volunteers in The Netherlands and on Lesbos keep the bath house running, with a small team consisting of circa three teammembers and a team leader. They come from all over the world: The Netherlands, Belgium, The UK, Germany, Norway, The US, Brazil or New Zealand. Therefore, our main language is English. Everyone who is ±22 years or older is welcome to help! It’s beautiful to see that people of all ages are willing to help.

LOOKING FOR TEAM MEMBERS AND TEAM LEADERS

The house needs volunteers to keep the place running. They make sure that the bathrooms are clean, towels are nice and fresh, and that the house and garden look their best. But most importantly, team members take care of our guests, make tea and create a cosy and loving environment for everybody. The team is also responsible for the transportation of guests in our minivan to and from Moria.

WOMEN FOR WOMEN

Since we focus on women and children, we solely work with female volunteers.

Whilst the women enjoy a relaxing shower, we look after the children and play games or do arts and crafts. We can also bathe the kids if this is requested.

Meanwhile other volunteers in The Netherlands are working on the realisation of multiple bathinformation sheet team leadershouses.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

To be able to make a real difference, we ask for at least one week of volunteering (excluding travel days).

For €10,- per night you can sleep in the ShowerPower house. On top of that we ask for a contribution of €5,- per day for meals.

We don’t ask for you to bring any extra contribution, however any donations from your friends or family are always welcome.

Download information team members or information team leaders.

SUPPORT TEAM

We want to bring ShowerPower under the attention of donors, volunteers and sponsors. For that, and other services, are always looking for help of people that we can build on for a certain period (let’s say three months).

Do you want to help, but would you rather not go to Lesvos? You can always volunteer, from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection.

Here are a couple of qualifications that we would love to have on board:

  • website support
  • communication and media specialist
  • social media expert
  • technical assistance renewable energy concepts
  • raising funds
  • support committee member
  • public relations-star
  • financial hero

Apply to become a volunteer here

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Taking a shower in a safe place

For transportation to and from the camp, ShowerPower and Allied Aid have invested in a 9 person minivan. The house is open to welcome women and children from Tuesday till Sunday.

More than 12.000 women and children have already taken a shower here!

COSY GREEK HOUSE

The cosy old Greek house counts three bathrooms. We want to create an intimate atmosphere where people can feel safe. We are currently working hard to found a second bathhouse for women. ShowerPower would also love to provide hot showers to men and boys in a different bathhouse. The goal is to provide likewise facilitations on different locations in the future.

TICKETS

EuroRelief – an organisation that is active within camp Moria – hands out shower tickets on behalf of ShowerPower. This brings order and serenity when the ladies are picked up at the ShowerPower ‘bus stop’.

PRECIOUS PEOPLE

On a  daily basis, ShowerPower welcomes 25 to 30 people to take a hot shower. This has proven to be beneficial to our guests from camp Moria. At ShowerPower they can enjoy a relaxing moment full of personal attention, where they are treated like the precious people they are.

TEAM HELPS WHERE NEEDED

Volunteers welcome our guests the way they would welcome their own friends at home. They will look after the children while the mothers shower. They can help where is needed, pour out hot tea or soup, play, listen, talk (sometimes with hands and feet) or sing. Then they bring the guests back to Moria and prepare the ShowerPower house for the next group.

To keep the bathhouse running, ShowerPower depends completely on donations. Read more about this in our policy plan.

Together we can do it!

Do you want to donate?

Do you want to volunteer?                                     Have a look at our FaceBook page

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Update situation camp Moria: NOS newshour has given an update on the critical situation on the Greece camp Moria. One of the refugees, already living 1.5 years in the camp, commented: “The camp feels like a prison, or worse: like hell”.

The article continues about the actual situation: “There are no showers, the only toilets available are unusable, and every morning they share half an hour of food for about 1,000 people, but there are 6,000 people in Moria, so many of them do not get food.”

Perspective for the refugees

According to the refugee deal between the European Union and Turkey, migrants who are not granted asylum are being sent back to Turkey. But they must first wait for an assessment from the Greek authorities. It can take years before it is processed. 

Help is needed. It may takes years before the authorities take action. You can help to make a small donation to make the situation a little bit more human.

Photocredit: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters, from NRC (Lesbos can no longer accommodate refugees). 

Awareness grows that clean and safe showers outside the camp on Lesvos are essential. The first volunteers have applied and donations are coming in!  A great many people are supportive in thought and deed. There are collections and more fund raising plans are developing.

Many thanks to you all!
X-mas 2017

 

NRC December 22nd, 2017
Not enough space for people

NRC November 27th, 2017
Athens wants to scare off

NOS JOURNAAL  Dutch News Show September 14th, 2017
Since the EU and Turkey made an agreement a year and a half ago, television cameras have not been allowed in camp Moria. Filming is not even allowed within a radius of 1 km around the infamous hotspot. Lucas Waagmeester got in and made this footage, showing us what Greek and European authorities have to hide.

Logo Stichting ShowerPower

Thank you for your interest!

YOU CAN HELP BY DONATING OR BY VOLUNTEERING

Volunteers in The Netherlands and on Lesbos keep the bath house running, with a small team consisting of circa three teammembers and a team leader. They come from all over the world: The Netherlands, Belgium, The UK, Germany, Norway, The US, Brazil or New Zealand. Therefore, our main language is English. Everyone who is ±22 years or older is welcome to help! It’s beautiful to see that people of all ages are willing to help.

LOOKING FOR TEAM MEMBERS AND TEAM LEADERS

The house needs volunteers to keep the place running. They make sure that the bathrooms are clean, towels are nice and fresh, and that the house and garden look their best. But most importantly, team members take care of our guests, make tea and create a cosy and loving environment for everybody. The team is also responsible for the transportation of guests in our minivan to and from Moria.

WOMEN FOR WOMEN

Since we focus on women and children, we solely work with female volunteers.

Whilst the women enjoy a relaxing shower, we look after the children and play games or do arts and crafts. We can also bathe the kids if this is requested.

Meanwhile other volunteers in The Netherlands are working on the realisation of multiple bathinformation sheet team leadershouses.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

To be able to make a real difference, we ask for at least one week of volunteering (excluding travel days).

For €10,- per night you can sleep in the ShowerPower house. On top of that we ask for a contribution of €5,- per day for meals.

We don’t ask for you to bring any extra contribution, however any donations from your friends or family are always welcome.

Download information team members or information team leaders.

SUPPORT TEAM

We want to bring ShowerPower under the attention of donors, volunteers and sponsors. For that, and other services, are always looking for help of people that we can build on for a certain period (let’s say three months).

Do you want to help, but would you rather not go to Lesvos? You can always volunteer, from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection.

Here are a couple of qualifications that we would love to have on board:

  • website support
  • communication and media specialist
  • social media expert
  • technical assistance renewable energy concepts
  • raising funds
  • support committee member
  • public relations-star
  • financial hero

Apply to become a volunteer here

Logo Stichting ShowerPower

Taking a shower in a safe place

For transportation to and from the camp, ShowerPower and Allied Aid have invested in a 9 person minivan. The house is open to welcome women and children from Tuesday till Sunday.

More than 12.000 women and children have already taken a shower here!

COSY GREEK HOUSE

The cosy old Greek house counts three bathrooms. We want to create an intimate atmosphere where people can feel safe. We are currently working hard to found a second bathhouse for women. ShowerPower would also love to provide hot showers to men and boys in a different bathhouse. The goal is to provide likewise facilitations on different locations in the future.

TICKETS

EuroRelief – an organisation that is active within camp Moria – hands out shower tickets on behalf of ShowerPower. This brings order and serenity when the ladies are picked up at the ShowerPower ‘bus stop’.

PRECIOUS PEOPLE

On a  daily basis, ShowerPower welcomes 25 to 30 people to take a hot shower. This has proven to be beneficial to our guests from camp Moria. At ShowerPower they can enjoy a relaxing moment full of personal attention, where they are treated like the precious people they are.

TEAM HELPS WHERE NEEDED

Volunteers welcome our guests the way they would welcome their own friends at home. They will look after the children while the mothers shower. They can help where is needed, pour out hot tea or soup, play, listen, talk (sometimes with hands and feet) or sing. Then they bring the guests back to Moria and prepare the ShowerPower house for the next group.

To keep the bathhouse running, ShowerPower depends completely on donations. Read more about this in our policy plan.

Together we can do it!

Do you want to donate?

Do you want to volunteer?                                     Have a look at our FaceBook page

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