19. January 2024

19. January 2024

Flood relief for people in Greece

Last year, people in Greece struggled with the devastating consequences of a series of natural disasters. Hundreds of thousands lost their homes and many their livelihoods. After the destructive summer fires, storm low front “Daniel” caused torrential flooding in September – 17 people lost their lives. Around 72,000 hectares (177,196 acres) of land were flooded – an area roughly the size of the City of Hamburg.

Thanks to the incredible willingness to help shown by wortundtat supporters, together with our Greek partner Hellenic Ministries we were able to bring much-needed relief to the flooded areas. Read about our missions and how people found new courage in the midst of the disaster.


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Footage of our staff team documenting the extent of destruction

How we helped – Damage repaired, sites cleaned up and people comforted

Thanks to the local networking of the employees of our partner organisation, it was possible to mobilise help in the affected flood zones at very short notice and to respond specifically to the challenges people were facing. Donations from Germany were used to purchase equipment to clear mud and debris and to support families with essentials.

Such calamities and ill strokes of fate leave deep scares on the souls of those affected. Still today, the help we provides therefore includes pastoral care for people who need comfort, encouragement or prayer.

  • Urgently needed water tanks, generators, water pumps, hoses and pressure washers have been provided in the affected regions
  • Family homes were cleared of mud and debris and made habitable again
  • Families were given replacement essential household appliances destroyed by the flood
  • Pastoral care services were created through which those affected could find comfort and hope

We tried desperately to get our things out of the house.
But we slipped and were in danger of getting injured.
The team at Hellenic Ministries supported
us showing huge strength and joy.
We are grateful for this help at a very difficult time.

Thomas, received practical help after the flooding

We would like to thank our donors from the bottom of our hearts for their great willingness to help. Together, we were able to offer help quickly and effectively and stand firmly by the side of the Greek people.