6,000 people in a camp designed for just over 1,000. They have fled their homes in search of safety and endured unimaginable journeys. 

Thousands of children, babies, families and individuals in appalling camp conditions. Thousands more trying to survive in the hell of the 'jungle' outside the camp. Thunderstorms have washed away tents and ruined makeshift shelters.

No safety.
No toilets.
No running water.
No facilities.
No accommodation.
No dignity.
The winter is cold.
Hope fades.

You can help. Please give what you can to help CESRT keep hope alive.

As a global family, we are on a journey together, and the plight of migrants and displaced people affects us all. Please share the journey with us and make a donation. There are so many pleas for donations at this time of year -  but you can be assured that your donation will go directly to people who desperately need it. 

Your can help CESRT to

·         meet boat landings with food, water, warm dry clothes and other emergency supplies

·         run the Language Centre, which provides tuition in English (and other European languages) to adult asylum seekers in a welcoming space. It also functions as a community centre and venue for art classes, legal advice workshops, music nights and more.

·         maintain the garden, a place of work, solace, community and escape from the misery of the camp.

Chios Eastern Shore Response Team (CESRT) is a self-funded, independent group of volunteers from all over the world. Founded in 2015 by Toula Kitromilidi, a local hotelier and mother, CESRT is now one of the last remaining groups providing vital aid and support to refugees arriving on Aegean shores.  For more information click here .

This fundraiser is organised by Sr Lena Deevy, LSA (with the help of Alice Duggan).  Sister Lena Deevy (LSA) has been committed to working with and for migrants and displaced people for over 25 years. In 1989, Sr. Lena and a group of Irish immigrants founded the Irish International Immigrant (IIIC) in Boston to meet the needs of a large Irish immigrant population in New England. Over the years, the organization has developed into a multi-service centre serving immigrants from Ireland and 120 other countries. Having retired from her role as Executive Director of the IIIC and returned to her native Ireland, Sr. Lena continues her work for this cause through her involvement in a number of grassroots organisations.

Donations ()

  • Alan Pampanin 
    • €36 
    • 1 mo
  • Michael and Sue Holtz 
    • €500 
    • 1 mo
  • Mairead Downey 
    • €100 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • €100 
    • 2 mos
  • Patricia Shine 
    • €50 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Alice Duggan 
Lena Deevy 
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