Update from ATLAS


It was great to catch up with the team at ATLAS last week.  ATLAS is based in Athens offering support to the LGBT refugee community.  The people it reaches out to face discrimination and prejudice not only from their own communities, but also often from the local LGBT community.  So far we have been able to fund emergency accommodation for 2 people in the city as well as the provision of  leaflets that were distributed in the Ritsona camp.

The leaflets help connect people to guidance, advice, services, social events and medical help, through a helpline in a number of relevant languages.


Thanks to your support, we have been able to give a grant to the amazing TIAFI community centre on the Aegean coast of Turkey. This incredible centre provides a haven for vulnerable refugees in the area and offers a great range of services. Many of the regular visitors are young Syrian mothers, many of whom have missing or deceased husbands. Our grant will pay for transport to the centre for disabled child refugees where they receive additional support.