18 Aug -
30 Jan 2016
The Radcliffe Foundation is collaborating with the Greek Ministry of Migration to open a centre to house 800 refugees in an unused factory twenty minutes north of Thessaloniki, which they named The Elpída Factory Center (after the Greek word for ‘hope’). This pilot project was created to deliver refugee aid in an official camp setting, in a humane approach derived from the best practices of groups currently working in Greece. The concept will explore potential benefits of operational autonomy in this endeavour, by allowing the foundation the authority to coordinate humanitarian efforts on site, on condition such activities are conducted in compliance with Greek law. The foundation has respectfully requested help from Team Rubicon, in the establishment of Team Rubicon Medical Center at Elpída.
Members of Team Rubicon provided primary medical care at a clinic in northern Greece to help alleviate suffering and prevent further injury to the refugee population.