On the Greek island of Samos, refugees are completely isolated from the villages and towns of the island: high security fences, surveillance cameras and security forces turn the place into a prison. Since April 2020, Just Action activists’ free food supermarket on the Greek island of Samos has been supporting the local, as well as the refugee community with food packages and hygiene items. In addition to the food parcels and hygiene items, Just Action Samos volunteers cover the cost of the bus tickets that the refugees need to get from the camp to the food distribution. The monthly price of bus tickets is exploding at the moment. The total cost has risen to about 3,000€ per month.
The goal is to ensure food security for all those in need on the island, while building more resilient structures to ensure future access to food for all people on Samos.