Culture Without Borders

Recommendations

BEFORE TRAVELLING

ONCE THERE:

  • If you had the time, spend at least one day before starting to go through the camp and talk to people. It helps to understand and empathize with their situation.
  • Ask for permission before doing any photo.
  • The atmosphere in the refugee camps can sometimes be tense. We must keep in mind that they are people who flee from war/persecution, who have been away from home for months and are in a place where they do not want to be in sometimes inhumane conditions. That is why it is especially important to treat them with respect and to act calmly and with common sense if there is any moment of tension.
  • Be PATIENT and FLEXIBLE/OPEN at work, since the situation changes often and the needs are many and it is likely that you do not have a fixed schedule every day and that you have to do different things.
  • The work days are usually long, from morning to night. Try to rest properly when you are not on a shift.
  • Try to escape from "result", especially if you go for a short time. Keep in mind that you are going to an emergency situation to do humanitarian work, but the underlying problem will remain. Therefore, try not to get frustrated if you feel you don't do many things, and value the time you spend talking with people to be able to get better in their place.

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Valid passport.
  • European sanitary card.
  • Sleeping bag, flashlight, frontal, raincoat, hat, ...
  • Free mobile: it is useful to buy a Greek SIM card when you arrive to be connected (free on Vodafone with 10€).
  • Accommodation and transportation: consult the project in which you are going to collaborate.
Thank you to everyone who makes this project possible
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