Greece 2016 Open data

Waka Waka lights for women in Idomeni

Summary

Provision of 1.000 Waka Waka lights to the women and children in Idomeni.

Cordaid works together with the Dutch foundation HIT to provide and distribute 1.000 Waka Waka lights to women and children in Idomeni refugee camp.

Goals

  • To provide 1.000 Waka Waka lights

Background

Since 2 months over a 10.000 refugees are living at Idomeni. People are stuck in this camp that is situated at the Greek-Macedonian border, since the border is closed. The conditions are insufficient. There is lack of food, showers and independent information. Another problem is the safety of women and children. Large parts of the camp are very dark at night, and women and children are at risk of being assaulted in the dark.

Initial situation

This is the first project of the HIT Foundation Cordaid is supporting.

Goals

To increase the safety of women and children in the refugee camp.

Goals

  • To provide 1.000 Waka Waka lights

Target group

The target group are the women and children in Idomeni camp. About 3.000 women and 5.000 children in this camp qualify for one of the 1.000 lights. A thousand families should reach about four to five individuals.

Project plan

Waka waka lights will be distributed to the most vulnerable families in Idomeni.

Sustainability

HIT foundation will work together with one of the international aid organizations based in camp Idomeni to realize the distribution.

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