Next Stop Symi (NSS) is a UK charity, based in Hoxne in Suffolk, that works with a sister charity (Solidarity Symi) on the Greek island of Symi, two miles across the Aegean Sea from Turkey. The charity is concerned with the UK collection, sorting, warehousing and delivery of clothes and other items for humanitarian aid to refugees arriving on the beaches of Symi. The sister charity directly supports the refugees and distributes the goods, as well as liaising with the Greek authorities, including port police and local government.

 Loaded van leaves UK



Refugee camp on one of the islands.


Warehouse in Hoxne

Newsletter- February 2018 

An extract


A belated happy new year to all our supporters and followers 2017 was a challenging year for everyone involved with the refugee crisis in Greece and sadly 2018 looks like being an equally tough year - but if we all continue to work together, then hopefully we can find modest but meaningful ways to make a positive difference.


The stream of refugees from the Turkish Mainland has not abated- 1,501 arrived on the islands in January despite the harsh winter seas - and the processing of arrivals in Europe via this route remains a slow paced ordeal. Europe, it would seem, finds it evermore difficult to provide new futures to alleviate the ongoing humanitarian crisis, and the lack of fresh headline stories means the mainstream media are now looking the other way.  Full copy available by application to our e mail.