August Monthly Report

In August 2023, we at Wave served 1075 hot meals, welcomed 15 new arrivals, distributed 161 clothing items, 6 sleeping bags and 775 hygiene items, ran 179 showers, charged  147 phones and powerbanks, and washed 80 loads of laundry. In the past month, we supported 50 people detained in Pre-Removal Detention Centres with clothing, hygiene items and coffee.



Greece grappled with a deadly wildfire crisis this month, with the Evros region being the hardest hit. Considered the worst wildfire event in European history, the wildfire in Evros raged fiercely for over two weeks. It tragically claimed the lives of 20 individuals, believed to be people in transit. The identities of the victims remain unknown, but Evros has been a common route for people entering Europe. The wildfires not only had a human cost but caused extensive damage to the landscape with more than 90,000 hectares of land destroyed, including homes and forest areas.



Our team recently underwent some changes this month, we said goodbye to Charaf as a coordinator while welcoming Sam and Miriam to the coordination team. Sam, who has been with us since February after completing his Masters in Human Rights, has stepped into the role of Volunteer Coordinator. Additionally, we are excited to introduce Miriam, our new Operations Coordinator, who has extensive experience with Calais Refugee Community Kitchen. We’re looking forward to working together!



This month marked a significant milestone for Wave as we officially registered as our own legal entity – Stichting Wave Aid! Starting as a small grassroots project and now becoming our own registered NGO is a proud moment for us! We’re grateful to Human Aid Now for their continuous support over the years, and we’d like to thank everyone else who has supported us along the way!