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Bata Industrials Provides Safety Shoes for Refugees on Greek Island
Sustainability

Bata Industrials recently joined forces with the “Movement on the Ground” foundation, in order to help the innocent men, women, and children caught up in the current refugee crisis on the island of Lesvos in Greece, by providing them with safety shoes and socks, as part of a scheme to improve conditions in refugee camps.

Movement on the Ground is a foundation created to respond to the humanitarian crisis affecting those who have been forced from their homes by climate change, poverty and war. It aims to meet a variety of needs that are not currently being met, and is redefining the global concept of refugee camps by bringing innovation and sustainability.

The foundation has been active in support of the refugee crisis on Lesvos since 2015. Its project, named “Camp to CampUS,” aims to improve the situation for refugees on the island, moving them from camps of deprivation and exploitation to environments focused on innovation, inspiration and education.

To this end, Bata Industrials decided to offer its assistance by giving safety shoes and socks to the program, in order to provide the refugees on Lesvos with more appropriate footwear, helping to improve the situation for those already facing difficult circumstances.

Martijn Mathot, managing director of Bata Industrials, commented: “We are pleased to be able to give our support in this situation. We hope to help with the donation of these safety shoes and work socks. It helps people throughout their journey, brings them strength through a difficult time, and encourages them in their process of rebuilding their new lives. It is an honor to be able to work together with a great foundation such as Movement on the Ground."

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