Help Greeks living in occupied Cyprus have a Christmas to remember!

Cyprus

Not many people know that a few hundred Greeks still live in the occupied territories of northern Cyprus, particularly in Rizokarpaso. As anyone can imagine, they face many difficulties living under occupation and do not have easy access to the international community.

Helping to connect the Greek-Cypriots living under Turkish occupation with the outside world is the international NEPOMAK Cypriot organisation, which is once again raising funds to help the very few Greeks in Rizokarpaso have a special Christmas.

After the 1974 Turkish invasion of northern Cyprus, the Greeks of Rizokarpaso on the Karpas Peninsula in the northeastern part of Cyprus became enclaved. The 250 Greeks remaining there are under constant pressure, particularly from the Anatolian colonists and rely on the charity of the United Nation and the Greeks of Cyprus and the diaspora.

NEPOMAK is raising £1,000 for 'Help Rizokarpasso' to support the remaining Greek children enclaved in Rizokarpaso. You can donate here.

As part of this year’s campaign, NEPOMAK UK, together with the help of our UK Cypriot community, will be sending shoeboxes to our enclaved compatriots in Rizokarpasso, Cyprus, as well as showing our solidarity towards Ukrainian refugees in the UK, experiencing the unfortunate consequences of an illegal invasion and occupation, just like Cyprus did in 1974.

We were unable to collect and deliver shoeboxes in 2020 & 2021 due to the barriers and risks that were created as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

This year, as a result of COVID19 and Brexit, transportation costs have significantly increase. We are counting on your support more than ever to be able to see this campaign through, bringing it back for the first time in 3 years in this format.

All donations will be a massive help! Thank you in advance for your support!

You can donate here.

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