Travel Bag Project
Through communication and feedback from our beneficiaries we identified that there was a need for travel bags for those leaving the island.
Since April 2022, we began running monthly food distributions to complement our non-food items (NFI’s). Each month we ask the beneficiaries what they […]
Since the formation of the very first team in 2015, thousands of volunteers have contributed their time, energy, kindness and resources to provide direct […]
3 times a week we facilitated activities at apartment blocks which were home to asylum seekers and refugees.
Although refugees living in camps make up the vast majority of those displaced on Chios, a small number of especially vulnerable people […]
Benches for Vial
In the Summer of 2019, the team got the idea to make some picnic tables and benches for the residents of the camp!
Cleaning at Vial
Twice a week our team of volunteers together with community volunteers went into the fields […]
Emergency well caps
During the course of our team’s cleaning work in the “jungle” area outside of Vial, we have discovered several open wells […]
Football pitch drainage
In Vial there was sewage and waste from overflowing toilets draining into and around people’s tents, as well as into and around […]
Vial stair project
In early February 2020, we built five sets of steps that we installed around Vial Camp, as well as arranging for the installation of […]
Playing has a positive effect on a child’s brain and is vital to their physical, cognitive and social development.
Vial metal grate
The Offene Arme e.V. / CESRT team was alerted to the presence of two abandoned water wells in the fields around Vial camp […]
For the residents living at Vial, it can be difficult to interact with other people on the island – not only because of […]
Water supply to Vial
In 2019, OA/CESRT provided the Vial Refugee Camp with almost 15,000 liters of water per day.