KHORA

Current Projects

THE KHORA FREE SHOP

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Since November 2016, the Khora Free Shop has provided access to clothing and shoes, as well as essential basic toiletries, and blankets. Our vision is to move away from distribution lines, instead allowing people a dignified free shopping experience, where they have choice, and can find items of clothing that both fit them and express their identity.

In December 2017 we moved to a new shop front which has given us the opportunity to provide more items to more people, to offer a better experience for those that come to shop, and to work more closely with the local community.

Opening hours at Asklipiou 113
Tuesdays 11:30 - 14:00 - drop in
Tuesdays 14:00 - 17:30 - creative reuse and skill share workshop
Wednesdays 11:30 - 16:00 - drop in and appointments
Thursdays 11:30 - 16:00 - drop in and appointments
Fridays 11:30 - 16:00 - drop in and appointments

We are always in need of donations of clean gently-used clothing and shoes (for men, women and children) as well as household linens.


Asylum support

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Khora Asylum Support Team run case work interviews and advice sessions at our amazing new space.

We have daily drop-in sessions, 1pm-6pm, (no appointment needed) with translations, at Aiginis 9, Athens, 113 62:

Mondays - Farsi
Tuesdays - Bangla, Urdu, Hindi
Wednesdays - Sorani, Kurmanji
Thursdays - Arabic, Turkish
Fridays - French

Khora Asylum Support Team is a team of volunteer caseworkers and interpreters who aim to fill the gap in information sharing and advocacy here in Athens. We run regular drop in sessions where we offer information and support to people navigating the Greek asylum system, as well as assistance to people trying to access other services in Athens, such as housing and health care.

Our work ranges from accompanying people to asylum offices and hospitals, to arranging appointments with qualified lawyers, to keeping up to date with the rapidly changing information related to asylum and welfare in Greece, to running outreach and information sharing sessions in various locations.

If you would like more information about what we do feel free to email khoralegal@gmail.com


Khora community kitchen and cafe

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Khora is in the process of opening a new community kitchen and cafe space in central Athens. We will be cooking hot nutritious food 6 days a week, as well as offering a safe and friendly place to sit with friends, tea and wifi, and a space for cultural events.

We are working hard on getting this ready to open as soon as possible, and we are very excited about the new space we have. More news on this to follow!


INFO Point & InFOMAP

The Info Point & Infomap is an ongoing project with information to be shared between other groups within Athens and independent groups on 6 different islands. The idea is to have an online database for all of the support groups and areas within Athens for refugees. This project is very extensive. If you would like to know more, please email athensrefugeeinfo@gmail.com