The International Christian Consulate is working with Christian refugees in Greece, to provide safe accommodation away from the threats and dangers of the camps. This is a particularly vulnerable sub-group of the larger refugee population, with Christians being a minority group targeted by extremists in the camp. Visit our Campaigns page for more details.
There are now many Christian refugee families desperately in need of alternative accommodation and we are looking for individuals, churches, or groups, who would be willing to commit for a minimum of six months, to sponsor a refugee family.
For £400 a month, we are able to provide safe housing for a Christian family. By sponsoring a family, you will be able to learn more of their story, be able to pray for their specific needs on a regular basis, and you can be sure they will also pray for you!
How much of my money goes to ICC Greece?
ICC is a UK charity run by a board of trustees, staff & volunteers. All donations go directly to costs associated with caring for refugees and advocating on their behalf. Operational costs are a vital part of providing this care and we are diligent in keeping these to a minimum.
How long does sponsorship last?
You may discontinue your sponsorship at any time, but we would love it if you could commit for at least one year.
What language does my sponsored family speak and read?
All of the refugees in our care come from the Middle East. Some of them speak English, but most only speak their native language which will be either Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Turkish or Kurdish.
What happens if my sponsored family moves on?
We work hard to help and encourage the people in our care to settle and integrate themselves into Greek society so that they are able to become independent. Sometimes this happens in just a few months - which means your prayers have helped! Other times, a family may have an opportunity to join their extended family elsewhere and may decide to move on. In either case, we will reassign your sponsorship to another family in need, and let you know. If you are not happy for this to happen, please get in touch.
Can I send packages to my sponsored family?
Yes! If you'd like to do this, please get in touch and we will provide you with the necessary information.