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griechenland2 slBetween myths and reality

The historical flair of genius, myths, temples and philosophy has definitely given way to the reality of debt and refugee drama. Thousands of desperate people land in Greece in the hope of a better life – but the reality is sobering. AVC gives hope.

Refugee drama
Due to its geographical location, several routes of refugees and migrants go via Greece. If caught, illegal refugees without papers face a prison sentence of up to 18 months. The rights of those seeking help are in general disregarded - racist attacks, homelessness, human trafficking and rape are the order of the day.

Help for refugees
Since the summer of 2013, AVC Hellas, a project of AVC Switzerland runs a refugee center in the middle of Athens to help people in need.

AVC also facilitates short-term mission in Athens.