What we do

Medical care

One particular and often unmet need is proper medical care. In an already overburdened public health system, refugees are often overlooked. The stress of living in survival mode only exacerbates their health problems. We have established relationships with a number of local physicians who volunteer their time and expertise to help the refugees. We are also building relationships with several doctors and medical associations in other European countries who offer to come join us for short periods.

We organize appointments, provide translation for refugees needing to see a doctor, arrange diagnostic testing or treatment when necessary, and supply prescribed medications.


Refugees in Athens also struggle to find shelter. Especially when they first arrive and are learning to navigate the process of applying for asylum and aid, many need a safe place to stay. We have a small number of apartments where refugees can stay for a limited amount of time until they are able to apply for asylum and begin to receive cash assistance from the UNHCR. As needs arise, we also periodically help individuals needing temporary assistance with rent, bills or other expenses.

Practical assistance

As we are able, we also help with other needs, such as food, baby supplies, and legal matters. For example, in winter 2019 we temporarily provided two meals each week to a number of refugees living in tents without cooking facilities, at a refugee camp North of Athens. We give grocery packs to refugee friends who can not afford food, and cover legal fees for some who need assistance with their asylum cases. We also distribute donated clothing, household items and items for small children.


We are so grateful for those who partner with us!

If you would like to financially support the work of One Heart in Athens, there are many ways to give...

Select a country below to see the details

Give directly to our bank account in Greece

'One Heart'

IBAN: GR08 0110 5340 0000 5340 0252242
National Bank of Greece

You may give to our general fund, or state a particular project (i.e. Medical or Shelter)

Give in the Netherlands through

'Stichting EME Nederland'

Bank account for donations:

IBAN: NL94 ABNA 04 575 13 918

Please make sure to designate the funds for 'One Heart, Athens.'
You may give to our general fund, or state a particular project (i.e. Medical or Shelter)

Give in the United States through

International Association for Refugees (IAFR)

In the United States, and for a tax deductible receipt, use the link below to give online, or mail your check to


P.O. Box 1405

Wheaton, IL 60187

Please enclose a note designating your gift for "Athens -One Heart".

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Give in Canada / United Kindom through

International Association for Refugees (IAFR)

In Canada or United Kingdom, and for a tax deductible receipt, use the link below to give online.

Please note that your gift is for ‘Athens - One Heart.’

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General Information
One Heart President
Sahar Kamrani Lankhaar

Tel (30) 697.20.77.676

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