Opening Ceremony Diavata camp

The official opening of reconstructed Diavata refugee camp in Greece took place on July 13th, 2017, within the project called Support to Refugees in Greece through Integrated Shelter Model Rapid Mobility Solution (ISM – RMS).

Our partner ASB built longer term housing units for refugees with two separate rooms, bathroom, solar boiler, kitchen with fridge and small cooker, wifi and TV connection.

Apart from the shelter segment, this project has two other dimensions also funded by EU emergency support: the provision of primary medical care implemented by WAHA International and psycho-social support, legal aid and informal educational activities, implemented by ARSIS.

The opening event was attended by high representatives of ASB Germany and South Eastern Europe high representative from the Greek Government, the German Embassy, the European Commission. Among others: Mr Andreas Gkougkoulis, Secretary General for the Reception, Mr Sakellaris Hourdas, European Commission’s representative, Mr Walter Stechel – General Consul of Germany in Thessaloniki, Mr Knut Fleckenstein – member of European Parliament and Chairman of the Board at ASB Germany and Mr Ulrich Bauch – General Manager at ASB Germany.


Mr Knut Fleckenstein (Chairman of the Board, ASB Germany MEP for 15 years) and mr Valter Stechel (General Consul) visited our clinic in Diavata. Our medical team, country co and field co explained medical situation of PoCs in Diavata and in other camps in Greece where WAHA is working.

Representative of the Greek Government

Representative of the ASB SEE

WAHA International has taken a significant part in organizing the event and helped ASB regarding protocol, transport and procurement procedures for the event.

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