“In 2013, we read the signs and got prepared to receive the huge wave of refugees fleeing the Syrian War.”
Now, there are over 70,000 displaced people in Greece.
“Humanitarian Initiative Bridges started for such a time as this.”
– ILIAS ANTOUAN + VOULA CHAMPERIDOU - ANTOUAN
Founders of Bridges
Meet Our Team
Greece, Founder & Legal Representative
Syria, Founder & Interpreter
Syria, Youth Leader
Humanitarian Initiative Bridges is a member of ACCMR, the Athens Coordination Center for Migrants and Refugees, created by the Municipality of Athens in response to the unprecedented number of migrant and refugee arrivals fleeing conflict since 2015. The initiative aims at the efficient coordination between the municipal authorities and stakeholders operating within the city, such as national and international NGOs, international organizations, and migrant and refugee community groups. Bridges participates in ACCMR to aid in reaching the mutual goal of shaping the necessary conditions for the smooth integration of migrants and refugees currently living in the city of Athens, but also for dealing with emergency situations linked with future migration flows.