Our Achievements

Touching people's lives

We're proud of our achievements since we funded our first campaign in October 2016. And this is because we know our humanitarian efforts have touched lives and given urgent assistance to people in their hour of need. Our unique approach means we're responsive in emergencies and reactive to ever-changing needs which is something truly valued by everyone we work with.

 

We need your help today

We cannot continue without your help and hope you will join in contributing to our future campaigns. Click the donate button now and make a regular or one-off donation. Your gift today will help turn someone's life around.

Don't just take our word for it!

 

"Donate4Refugees is a truly great new concept supporting grassroots groups and individuals in an effective way ensuring every penny is spent directly on refugees." - Rando, July 2017

 

"Donate4Refugees provide crucial funding to needed projects. In these testing times it's a real relief to have an organisation such as this to help out. Huge thanks." - Nicky, July 2017

 

"Donate4Refugees have supported so many worthwhile projects in such a short space of time. Projects that simply couldn't be completed without their financial assistance." - Brian, July 2017

And here are the campaigns you've helped make happen so far...

08/08/2017

Emergency housing for refugees in Chios, Greece

£320 funded

This housing provides a safe space for particularly vulnerable refugees that we have come to know trying to get by in the desperate conditions on Chios. The flat helps about six people at any given time. This includes a 24 year old Syrian with deep psychological problems and two single women travelling alone who could not stay in the camp for a period due to specific safety concerns.” – Niamh, Volunteer on-the-ground in Chios

We are raising money for rental costing €350 (£320), which is urgently needed in August. This is so that our on-the-ground partners, Niamh, Issy and the team of Access Chios, can keep protecting these very vulnerable individuals. Please DONATE what you can today as every penny counts. Your gift could save lives.

If you have any questions about this campaign then please don’t hesitate to email us info@donate4refugees.org.uk.

07/08/2017

Help refugees in Lesvos, Greece

£1,200 funded

Our van is absolutely crucial to our work and its loss would completely cripple operations. It would mean we could no longer deliver food to refugees in far away locations, transport especially vulnerable families or those who must visit the hospital. We will not be able to move food products, clothes, and other inventory that we supply to hundreds of refugees daily, or indeed bring our volunteers to work.” – Neda, volunteer on-the-ground in Lesvos, Greece

 

We are raising money for van rental, costing €1,300 (£1,200 or £40 per day) peak summer rates, which is urgently needed by 10th August. This is so that our on-the-ground partners, Neda and Rafat of the House of Humanity, can keep providing critical aid to the refugees on Lesvos island in Greece. Please DONATE what you can today as every penny counts. Your gift will bring much-needed respite to many women, men and children during Greece’s unbearably hot, dry summer months.

27/07/2017

Bring comfort to homeless refugees, Paris

£400 funded

Hundreds of refugees, who are mostly homeless, come to us every single day. We provide them with a much-needed hot drink, empowering legal and practical information and a safe space here in Paris.” – Solidarithé

We are raising money to support this important service. Your kind donation today will be spent on instant coffee, printing supplies (paper and toner), sugar, cups and petrol for the tea van. Click DONATE and give today. By making this gift you will have an immediate and positive effect on hundreds of people living on the streets.

Our on-the-ground grassroots partner for this project is Solidarithé.

21/07/2017

Feed refugees in Athens

£380 funded

Ali, Ali, Ali, Mohammed and Amr are five young Syrian men aged 18-29 who have experienced horrors of war that we can hardly begin to imagine. As they wait patiently in Athens for the Greek authorities to process their paperwork a charity has funded a small flat for them to be safe. However, they are destitute with no money for any food or other essentials. We must raise 400€ to help these young refugees have enough to eat. Click here to DONATE and give today. If you make this gift you’ll be able to help prevent these young refugees from going hungry.

Our on-the-ground partner for this project is One Human Race.

21/07/2017

Feed a family in Athens

£380 funded

A Syrian family of six have recently been found, quite literally, on the streets of Athens. Mum and dad are both suffering severe health problems, preventing their mobility, and they are trying to take care of their four children who are aged just six to 14. This destitute family have been provided shelter in a small flat by another charity, but they have no money for food or other essentials. We cannot let this family go hungry another day. Click here DONATE and give today. By making this gift you will help give this family hope for their future.

Our on-the-ground partner for this project is One Human Race.

12/07/2017

Transform refugee women’s lives, UK

£1,000 funded

When I came to this country I didn’t know anybody and I was scared to talk to even my neighbours. I was hiding. Since I started coming to the drop-in I feel more independent and free.

We are raising money to secure the immediate future of this vital drop-in centre helping women of a refugee background adapt to daily life here in the UK with English lessons, cooking together, drama, games and workshops on rights, health and education. Click DONATE and give today. By making this gift you will give hope to these women for a happy and settled future in the UK.

 

Our UK partner for this project is the amazing CARAS (Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers).

12/07/2017

Replacement car for distributions in Epirus, Greece

£2,000 funded

Your support today could mean non-food items including shoes, hygiene products and newborn baby kits can continue to be distributed to circa 1,200 refugees across 13 camps in the Epirus region of Greece. This campaign is to replace an essential volunteer car with an adequate second-hand vehicle following a failed MOT.

Our on-the-ground partner for this project is the inspiring CalAid.

Meet our partners. Make a donation.

03/07/2017

Help child refugees in the UK find their smiles

£600 funded

Your support could give around 75 refugee children in Scotland new underwear, socks, toiletries and a small toy that helps them to find their smiles! Just £8 today can provide one children’s hygiene pack. Your support could make a healthier, happier child!

Our on-the-ground partner for this project is the wonderful Maslow’s Community Shop.

Meet our Partners. Make a Donation.

27/06/2017

Help refugees in Greece have their best chance of asylum

£1,150 funded

Your support could give 100 people on Chios, Greece, their best opportunity to build a new life in Europe. Just £12 today can help prepare a refugee for their asylum interview including access to translated documents, audios, films and animations specifically designed for Chios’s unique asylum process.

Our on-the-ground partner for this project is the inspiring RefuComm.

Meet our Partners. Make a Donation.

26/06/2017

Food and clothes for teenage refugees in Italy

£650 funded

We are raising £650 to provide hot food and basic clothes to 20 young refugees in Italy. Donate today and help us reach our goal?

 

I’m living near Turin in Italy. There is a refugee camp not far from me with 15 unaccompanied lads – under the age of 18 – in the camp. I would like to provide these youngsters, along with a few of their friends (19 years old), a good meal twice a week. We can cook it together in my apartment and transport it in pots to the camp. Each meal for 20 people comprising chicken, vegetables and bread or rice, costs about €30 for each meal which also includes a couple of bottles of pepsi. Not so nutritious but hey, these are teenagers! They also need clothes. Just a t-shirt each, a pair of shoes and some underwear and socks would make them very happy. Thank you.”

Maggie, Ommonia Supper Club

26/06/2017

Tinned chicken for refugees in Greece

£1,500 funded

We are raising £1,500 to buy tinned chicken for up to 500 residents of the refugee camps Filippiada and LM Village in Greece. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

We run mini-markets in both Filippiada and LM Village camps that use a points system to give residents a choice about what they want. Not only does this place dignity at the heart of our distribution but it allows us to stock whatever people need​. One of our biggest ‘sellers’ is tinned chicken which can be eaten cold or cooked in their caravans to prepare the meals they want to eat. It’s also a critical protein supplement. Buying in bulk helps us as we can negotiate a better price and ensure that we have a consistent supply. Thank you.

Paul, Refugee Support Europe

19/06/2017

Travel for refugees in the COTW Choir, London, UK

£800 funded

We are raising £800 towards travel costs for refugees in the Citizens of the World Choir in London. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

We are committed to making the choir inclusive. We therefore reimburse refugee travel costs to rehearsals and performances so as not to exclude those who cannot afford travel on their own. Thank you so much for helping us keep this joyful project going.

Neil, Citizens of the World Choir

16/06/2017

Supermarket supplies for refugees in Lesvos, Greece

£1,000 funded

We are raising £1,000 for ProActive Support, in partnership with the House of Humanity, to stock some staple foods within their free ‘supermarket’ for refugees in Lesvos. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

“We need your help to purchase basic food stock for the free supermarket at the House of Humanity. It allows refugees the ability to select their most pressing food and survival needs. This is especially important now during Ramadan. Supplies will include fresh fruit and vegetables, cooking oil, sugar and more. Thank You.”

Razia, ProActive Support & Neda, House of Humanity

16/06/2017

English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching materials, UK

£250 funded

We are raising £250 for the Refugee Language Initiative to provide ESL teaching materials in West Berkshire, UK. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

We are working with local charity West Berkshire Action for Refugees. They offer a programme of welcome and integration services to Syrian refugee families in their community including ESL lessons. They are already very impressed with the skills of one three year old who now speaks to her father in Arabic, Kurdish and English!  Their class has around 20 regular students and more are expected over the coming months. Please help us buy an assortment of classroom items to aid lessons. These will include alphabet puzzles and bilingual story books, arts and crafts supplies, large flip charts, stationery, printer ink and text books. Thank you.

Alison, Refugee Language Initiative

14/06/2017

Apartment rent for refugees in Athens, Greece

£900 funded

We are trying to raise £900 for One Human Race to pay the monthly rent for three apartments in Athens. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

When refugees first arrive in Athens there is seldom somewhere safe for them to stay. This means they have no choice but to sleep on the streets. I have taken on the rent for two flats to provide such accommodation. It simply involves renting a basic two or three bedroom apartment for up to 12 people to be able to stay the night. The apartments are looked after by a friend in Athens. Please support this much-needed project. Thank you.”

Rando, One Human Race

14/06/2017

Clothes for refugees in Lavrio Camp II, Greece

£500 funded

We are trying to raise £500 for One Human Race to provide t-shirts, underwear and shoes to refugees of forgotten Lavrio Camp II in Greece.  Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

“Tucked away and seemingly out-of-sight, out-of-mind of all the NGOs is forgotten Lavrio Camp II. They receive little support and every purchase involves a 45 minute walk into town to the nearest store. Lavrio II is home to roughly 90 Kurdish refugees from Syria, Iraq and Iran. Please help me to improve their conditions. I will take them t-shirts, underwear and shoes and they also need snake deterrents in that location. Thank you.”

Rando, One Human Race

14/06/2017

Bike helmets and locks for refugees in Scotland, UK

£500 funded

We are trying to raise £500 for Bikes for Refugees (Scotland) to provide reconditioned bike accessories like helmets and locks, for refugees in Scotland.  Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

In the last 12 months we’ve distributed just under 200 bikes free to refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland. And demand currently outweighs our ability to supply. All of our bikes are donated by members of the public but funds are always required for essential cycle equipment. £500 would allow us to buy 30 cycle helmets or 40 bike locks; or a combination of both. It will help between 24-40 people.Thank you.“

Steven, Bikes for Refugees (Scotland)

13/06/2017

Supplies for refugees in Patras Port, Greece

£500 funded

We are trying to raise £500 for One Human Race to provide essential supplies to refugees in horrendous conditions at Patras Port, Greece.  Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

“Young refugees are being forced to survive in derelict factory buildings in Patras. The conditions are the worst I’ve seen. Many are Afghani and, unbelievably, Afghan refugees are not welcome at the nearby official camp despite escaping violence and poverty. As Patras Port is a three hour drive from Athens its remote location makes reaching them even more difficult. Please donate what you can afford so that I can take them urgently needed supplies of shoes, underwear and t-shirts. Thank you.“

Rando, One Human Race

12/06/2017

Emergency aid for refugees in Camp Lavrio II, Greece

£1,000 funded

We are trying to raise £1,000 for One Human Race to provide emergency aid like hygiene products and mosquito repellent to refugees of forgotten Camp Lavrio II in Greece.  Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

“Tucked away and seemingly out-of-sight, out-of-mind of all the NGOs is forgotten Lavrio Camp II. They receive no support apart from the government-issued cash cards and every purchase involves a 45 minute walk into town to the nearest store. Lavrio II is home to roughly 90 Kurdish refugees from Syria, Iraq and Iran. Please help me to improve their conditions. I will take them all non food items, plus 25 fans, (one for each trailer), a large freezer due to the very high temperatures in the trailers which only have caravan sized fridges inside plus a snake deterrent to surround the entire camp. Thank you.”

Rando, One Human Race

01/06/2017

Legal support for asylum interviews in Lesbos, Greece

£2,000 funded

We are trying to raise £2,000 for Legal Centre Lesbos to provide legal and translation advice to refugees on Lesbos, Greece. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

First we saw people languishing endlessly in camps. Now we are seeing a new trend of asylum interview dates being given at short notice. This is a practice which leaves interviewees completely unprepared, often resulting in deportation and fear for their lives. Please help support our volunteers provide much-needed legal and translation services to as many people as possible and help get them to safety. Thank you.”

Laila, Legal Centre Lesbos

Kasim’s Story

Kasim was tortured as a political prisoner. He fled his war-torn country as soon as he could. On his perilous journey, Kasim first survived being shot, and then his boat sinking off the shores of Greece. Now in Lesbos he is detained in squalid conditions in an open-air detention camp.

Kasim has just been given a date for his asylum interview but has only a few days’ notice to appear. If he, like many before him, goes to his interview unprepared, his fate is likely to be a hasty deportation. And if this happens he is at real risk of being killed when he returns to his own country.

01/06/2017

Clothes urgently needed for refugees in Greece

£1,000 funded

We are trying to raise £1,000 for Bridge2Refugees to provide clothes to refugees newly arriving at Camp Veria from the islands. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

Last week we found out we would have about 14 new arrivals to Camp Veria from the Greek islands. They arrived with no notice and in unsuitable clothes. From donations and local warehouses we simply had nothing better to give them. Please support us to buy jeans, shorts and t-shirts. I’ve just given seven men clothes that are really not suitable… just to give them something. And more new arrivals are due on Friday. Thank you.

Sarah, Bridge2Refugees

31/05/2017

Phone credit for refugees in Italy

£1,000 funded

We are trying to raise £1,000 for the Phone Credits for Refugees and Displaced People group to provide 50 refugees in Italy with a £20 monthly mobile phone top-up. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

Refugees in Italy have been waiting more than five weeks for a phone top-up and we would love to be able to help them out. Imagine for one second being without yours. Then imagine being far far from home and not having seen your family for months and years. Then imagine your family are still in a war zone. Please… having call and internet access is so important, not only to speak to family and friends, but for core information on the country they’re in, the processes they have to follow, translation services and map-reading. Just imagine it’s your child. Thank you.”

Wren, Phone Credits for Refugees   

31/05/2017

Essential supplies for refugees in Patras, Greece

£1,500 funded

We are trying to raise £1,500 for One Human Race to provide essential supplies to refugees who are surviving on the streets and in derelict factories in Patras Port, Greece.  Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

“Many refugees have been stuck in Greece for over a year. In Patras Port they camp along the street across from the harbour and in three former factories among rubbish and rats and with only dirty water. They are in despair, without perspective and without other opportunity so they stay close to the harbour to “try their luck” several times a day crossing the fence to the lorries with the hope of escaping to Italy. Please help me to help them. This appeal is to buy them food, shoes, insect repellent, toiletries and camping showers. Thank you.”

Rando, One Human Race

25/05/2017

Essentials for refugees in Chios, Greece

£2,000 funded

We are trying to raise £2,000 for Hello My Friend to provide important, often forgotten, essentials to refugees at Souda Camp in Chios. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

We work closely with a former refugee called Mohammad and he has asked for a few specific items for the residents of his former camp, Souda Camp, on the Greek island of Chios. We are therefore requesting help to buy sandals, fans, nail clippers and mosquito repellent; practical items that will make life just a little more bearable. Thank you.

Alice & Vanessa, Hello My Friend

21/05/2017

Food staples for refugees in Lesvos, Greece

£1,000 funded

We are trying to raise £500 for ProActive Support, in partnership with the House of Humanity, to stock some staple foods within their food distribution point for refugees in Lesvos. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

“We need your help to purchase basic food staples for the free supermarket which allows refugees the ability to select their most pressing food and survival needs. With these funds we will source

  • 150 packs of 1-kilo sugar
  • 150 bottles of 1-Liter cooking oil
  • 100 small packages of laundry soap detergent (heavily requested on the island) and
  • toilet paper will be purchased with whatever funds are left over.

Thank You.”

Razia, ProActive Support & Neda, House of Humanity

21/05/2017

Transport for refugees in Lesvos, Greece

£500 funded

We are trying to raise £500 for ProActive Support, in partnership with the House of Humanity, to hire a people carrier to transport refugees from their camps to the House of Humanity community centre in Lesvos. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

“We need help to finance 2 weeks’ van rental. The van has a capacity of nine and is used to transport refugees from their camps Moria, Kara Tepe or Mantamados, to the House of Humanity community centre. We mainly use it for families with children, the elderly, the disabled and those otherwise unable to take the bus or walk. However, we also give lifts to others when they have received aid from us that’s hard for them to carry.”

Razia, ProActive Support & Neda, House of Humanity

21/05/2017

Hot meals for refugees in Lesvos, Greece

£1,000 funded

We are trying to raise £1,000 for ProActive Support, in partnership with the House of Humanity, to purchase the ingredients to provide a week’s hot food to refugees in Lesvos. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

We need your help to purchase the food product needed to cook and serve hot meals to visitors of the community center. With these funds we will source 100 kilos of french fries, 100 kilos of chicken, 60 1 L bottles of juice, 20 cases of 24-pack of water, 100 packs of bread, 50 kilos of rice, and several crates of cucumbers and tomatoes (cannot provide exact weight as it varies). This will allow us to provide hot meals and drinks for approximately one week. Thank you.”

Razia, ProActive Support & Neda, House of Humanity

15/05/2017

Mental health support for refugee minors in the UK

£3,000 funded

We are trying to raise £3,000 for Hummingbird Project to continue providing critical mental health support to refugee minors in the UK. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

“The Starling Project supports young people who have presented with signs of trauma such as flashbacks and sleeplessness. Most have experienced war, fighting, multiple bereavements, and police brutality. We work with them in group sessions and also offer 1:1 sessions when needed. We’ll soon be starting group outings too with the first one this Wednesday to the theatre. We need your help to keep this vital pilot programme running for a further 10-12 weeks until longer term funding can be secured.”

Elaine, Hummingbird Project

14/05/2017

Dates to break Ramadan fast for refugees in Athens

£500 funded

We are trying to raise £500 for One Human Race to provide dates to Muslim refugees who observe fasting during Ramadan.  Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

“As last year I would like to support my Muslim brothers and sisters by bulk-buying dates, an integral part of Ramadan and used to break the fast at sunset. Dates replenish much of the energy and nutrition lost by not eating during the day. Every individual must decide whether they are physically able to fast without causing harm to their health. I’ve voiced my concern to some of the guys in Athens, who are now painfully skinny, about their intention to fast and possible consequences to their health. They truly need our support at this time.”

Rando, One Human Race

11/05/2017

Mobile centre for vulnerable refugees in northern France

£6,000 funded

We are trying to raise £6,000 for the Refugee Women’s Centre to provide ongoing support to the most vulnerable refugees in northern France. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

Our plan is to get a library bus and to arrange the interior, in order to have a mobile centre, in which we could welcome vulnerable people from different camping areas around Dunkirk. We view this as the only way to continue our activities, which no other organisation is doing at the moment. This includes our long-term volunteers building relationships with the particularly vulnerable who might include women, single mums, the disabled, ethnic minorities and more. Therefore, our need for funding is crucial.

Caroline, Refugee Women’s Centre

10/05/2017

Emergency packs for refugees in France

£5,800 funded

We are trying to raise £5,800 for Side by Side Refugees and Herts for Refugees to jointly provide Emergency Packs to refugees in northern France. Follow this link to make a donation and help us reach this goal please?

 

“We are working together to provide up to 500 Emergency Packs for mostly homeless adult and child refugees in northern France. Each pack includes:

  • a backpack
  • a hoodie
  • a food bag (fish, cereal bard, water, chocolate)
  • toiletries (razors, shower gel, deodorant)
  • underwear and socks. 

We buy waterproof army-issue kit as it best meets the conditions and our budget. Please support us. Thank you.”

 Liz, Side by Side Refugees & Siobhan, Herts for Refugees

05/05/2017

Distribution van to support refugees in Serbia

£3,000 funded

We are trying to raise £3,000 for BelgrAid to pay the balance on a second distribution van providing meals to the refugees in Serbia’s camps. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

We need your help to fund a second van for our daily food distribution to the Serbian refugee camps. We now have the vans and must settle the balance soon. SHB is one of the UKs most established commercial vehicle hire companies and they have generously offered us a high quality vehicle at a considerably discounted price. This would keep our meals on wheels for years. Big love and thank you for your support <3.

Svenn, BelgrAid

05/05/2017

Milk & yoghurt for refugee families in Greece

£2,200 funded

We are trying to raise £2,200 for Bridge2Refugees to provide milk and yoghurt to the families of Refugee Camp Veria. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

“The families calling Camp Veria their home have come to depend on a weekly supply of yoghurt and milk which they collect through our on-site free shop. However, our regular funding is currently unavailable meaning we may be unable to provide milk and yoghurt any more. Please donate toward this appeal so that we can continue providing these important, staple foods, to our 300 residents for at least the next eight weeks because having these foods in their diet is so important for their continued health and well-being.”

Sarah, Bridge2Refugees

05/05/2017

Tea van supplies for refugees in Paris

£1,000 funded

We are trying to raise £1,000 for Calais Action to buy tea urns (£150 each) and supplies for their Paris tea van. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

Now, more than ever, displaced and vulnerable people need our help. This is because since the demolition of the unofficial Calais refugee camp known as “the Jungle” in October 2016 many refugees now have little choice but to survive on the streets of Paris or in new camps across northern France. And conditions for them are desperate. They are sleeping rough during these unusually cold, spring months, and find themselves with little or no access to food or water. Hot drinks are one way to give energy, warm the body and give a bit of comfort to people in such desperate conditions.

Laura, Calais Action

23/04/2017

Outdoor space at The Hero Centre – Chios

£1,700 funded

We are trying to raise £1,700 for The Hero Centre – Chios to provide a pleasant and social outdoor space for refugees to use. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

We’re ready for the next phase of our project – making the outdoor space as friendly and social as inside. In order to achieve this we need some timber and tools (we have voluntary labour sorted) for benches, picnic tables and planting borders. And we want to add a BBQ, for the guys to be able to grill their freshly-caught fish, along with a make-shift ‘outdoor cinema’. That is a projector and a bed sheet over the wall! Things are going brilliantly at the Centre in our first month or so. The guys are so happy and the Hero Centre has the ambiance we were keen to create. Please support this next phase too.”

Helena, The Hero Centre

23/04/2017

Groceries for mini market at LM Village refugee camp, Greece

£2,800 funded

We are raising £2,800 for Refugee Support Greece to provide groceries for a month at refugee camp LM Village in Greece. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

We’re soon starting operations at a fourth camp in Greece which is called LM Village. It’s a remote abandoned holiday village that was opened to Syrian refugee families last year as short-term accommodation. However, short-term turned into long-term and there are today nearly 200 men, women and children (one-third) still living there. Unfortunately, they have been somewhat neglected thus far and, when we start services, we’re joining only one NGO who are providing a small education project. We’re adding a free mini-market immediately and will take it from there. We’re looking for your support buying the first months’ food supply for the mini-market. With thanks.

Paul, Refugee Support Greece

22/04/2017

Free shop for refugees in Epirus Region, Greece

£3,555 funded

We are trying to raise £3,555 for CalAid to run a free shop for refugees in Ioannina, the capital of Greece’s Epirus region. This is for fit out, furnishing and rent of a suitable retail space. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

“CalAid currently supplies aid to refugee camps in the Epirus region.  Distributions are through a “pop-up shop” model with our team creating a free shop on each site at each distribution.

 

On one of our distributions a camp resident, Khaliba, offered to give us a hand. She was positive and giving of herself and taught us all a thing or two about how to fold clothes beautifully! However, at the end of the day, when it came to finding a her a coat, we didn’t have one that fit. As a result she has to wait another couple of months until we get round all the other sites and return to her camp. This was hugely disappointing for her and for our team too as it was our system that let her down.

 

There is now a free bus into Ioannina where we’ve found a shop space for a great rate because the landlord supports what we’re doing. A free shop with a large stock at the end of a free bus route means camp residents like Khaliba could visit whenever they wanted. Please donate towards renovation, furniture and rent to help us provide help, hope and dignity to refugees.”

Owen, CalAid

17/04/2017

Distribution van to support refugees in Serbia

£4,000 funded

We are trying to raise £4,000 for BelgrAid to buy a distribution van providing meals on wheels in Obrenovac which is Serbia’s largest refugee camp. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

We need your help to buy a van for our daily food distribution to Obrenovac; Serbias largest official refugee camp. We’ve hired a van until the end of April but urgently need to find a long term solution. SHB is one of the UKs most established commercial vehicle hire companies and they have generously offered us a high quality vehicle at a considerably discounted price. This would keep our meals on wheels for years. Big love and thank you for your support <3.

Svenn, BelgrAid

11/04/2017

Asylum information and interview preparation services for refugees in Greece

£400 funded

We are trying to raise £400 for the amazing OneQuietWarrier to provide vital translation and interview services to refugees in the camps of south east Greece. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

We really need your help funding simple equipment such as another projector, wifi for refugees in remote areas, printer ink, leaflet printing, transport costs and to update the InfoBooks provided to camps. Collectively these will enable us to bring vital information to some 3,000 people in the south eastern camps of Onofyta, Ritsona, Malakasa and more. This is especially important for those who cannot read, the women and the unaccompanied minors. People like Abbas (pictured) who is stranded in a camp in Greece. His young wife is sick and they have three small children. They really benefit from the help and vital information we provide. We will source everything locally to keep costs down and to help the Greek economy. Thank you very much for your help!”

Kathleen, OneQuietWarrior (in partnership with RefuComm)

11/04/2017

Urgent! Emergency provisions for refugees affected by devastating Dunkirk fire

£1,000 funded

Urgent! We are raising £1,000 for Help4Refugee Children to buy emergency provisions following the devastating fire in La Liniere refugee camp in Dunkirk overnight.

 

“It’s been confirmed that 80% of shelters have been burned. This fire has destroyed possessions and made 1,500 residents of the camp homeless. As a result approximately half the population are now being housed in three nearby gymnasiums. However safety and shelter for the remaining residents is still undecided. In response, an emergency list of needs has been prepared comprising:

♦ Blankets and sleeping bags. Foil blankets. Rucksacks. 

♦ Bottled water. Savoury biscuits and cereal bars. Dried fruits and nuts. Tinned fish.

♦ Soap. Toothbrushes and toothpaste.

And a number of groups are working together to ensure everyone’s most essential needs are met as soon as possible. Therefore, all money raised here will be used to purchase emergency provisions and we will also support the Children’s Centre. We rely on donations so please support however your can.”

Isis & Daniela, Help4Refugee Children

11/04/2017

Urgent! Backpacks for refugees affected by devastating Dunkirk fire

£1,000 funded

Urgent! We are raising £1,000 for Herts for Refugees to provide backpacks in response to the devastating fire in La Liniere refugee camp in Dunkirk, overnight.

 

“The majority of the Dunkirk camp, including the Children’s Centre, has burnt down. As you can imagine, the people who were living there – over 1,500 men, women and children – now have next to nothing. The emergency list of needs is:

♦ Blankets and sleeping bags. Foil blankets. Backpacks. 
♦ Bottled water. Savoury biscuits and cereal bars. Dried fruits and nuts. Tinned fish

There are a number of groups working together to ensure everyone’s most essential needs are met as soon as possible. We’re aiming to purchase a bulk amount of waterproof backpacks (£4.80 each) so people can at least carry their belongings. These are often overlooked as non priority”

Siobhan, Herts for Refugees

01/04/2017

Hot food vouchers for refugees in Greece

£1,000 funded

We are trying to raise £1,000 for One Human Race to provide 525 hot food vouchers for refugees in Athens to have a hot meal. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?
 
“For just €2 a local restaurant in Athens is providing a huge portion of hot vegetable biriyani. The refugees receiving the vouchers are destitute and either homeless or being accommodated privately by volunteers. This is now an established arrangement with both beneficiaries and the restaurant very happy. I receive daily messages of thanks and requests for more vouchers. Please support this popular project if you can. It’s a win-win providing nourishing meals in a dignified way and supporting a local business. 

Rando, One Human Race

01/04/2017

Clothes packs for refugees in Serbia

£3,000 funded

We are trying to raise £3,000 for Refugee Biriyani and Bananas to provide 180-200 clothes packs for refugee adults and children surviving at the Belgrade Barracks squat in Serbia. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

Approximately 1,200 refugees are living in the most appalling conditions I have ever seen and hundreds of them are under 18 years old. Some told me they hadn’t changed their clothes for two months and they hadn’t had a shower in even longer. We vowed to come back with a bigger team and more aid and that’s exactly what we’re doing in April. Many groups are supporting us with both money and physical donations and this appeal is for 180-200 clothes packs – one pair of tracksuit trousers, one tracksuit top, a t-shirt, underwear and socks. We’ve sourced each pack for just 18€.”

Ruhi, Refugee Biriyani and Bananas

30/03/2017

Canned food for refugees at 3 x camps in Greece

£5,000 funded

We are trying to raise £5,000 for Refugee Support so they can bulk buy popular canned food for the three refugee camps they are supporting. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

It would really help if we could bulk purchase canned food that we know residents want in all three camps. That is, sardines, tahini and luncheon meat. It’s difficult and expensive for us to go to the supermarket for these things each time and therefore we would like to buy a few pallets that could be delivered straight to our warehouse. This will be much more convenient as well as allowing us to buy at a much better price. Please support us. Thank you.”

Paul, Refugee Support

20/03/2017

Community space for refugees in Greece

£1,200 funded

We are trying to raise £1,200 for The Hero Centre to provide community space for refugee children and adults. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

“On behalf of the refugees in Souda Camp on Chios, we’re asking if you will help us to create some welcoming community spaces. Firstly a space to enjoy a hot meal together, and secondly an indoor space to pray once a week, for those who wish to. An elderly gentleman, Nassim, told me that he used to take pride and pleasure in cooking for his family. He says being served cold, tasteless pasta every day in a tinfoil carton cannot replace the food which he used to make with love.” 

Helena, The Hero Centre

20/03/2017

Asylum information services for refugees in Greece

£1,000 funded

We are trying to raise £1,000 for RefuComm to provide essential asylum information services for refugees in Greece. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

We are the only organisation in Greece helping refugees on a large scale to prepare for their asylum interviews. Their whole future depends on these interviews and yet information is often inaccessible. To assist we’ve made films, including a wonderful animation, in order to educate people in a creative way that they can engage with. Please support us so we can continue helping refugees living in Athens and the surrounding camps.

Sharon, RefuComm

20/03/2017

Refurbished IT equipment for refugees in Greece

£970 funded

We are trying to raise £970 for The Hero Centre to provide refurbished IT and entertainment equipment for refugee children and adults. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

“On behalf of the refugees in Souda Camp on Chios, the Hero Centre graciously requests funding for laptops, a printer and a television. The laptops will enable refugees to complete online learning courses, print documents for their asylum process and much more. They will enable refugees, like 17-year-old Ali who has traveled alone from Syria, to make important contact with their families. Ali’s phone was smashed by police when he arrived on the island and he’s had no way to let his mother know he’s arrived safely. We have sourced eight laptops from a Scottish charity which refurbishes old laptops for cost price. Thank you for taking an interest. Any contribution is appreciated.”

Helena, The Hero Centre

09/03/2017

Survival packs for refugees in France

£1,000 funded

We are trying to raise £1,000 for Side by Side Refugees and Herts for Refugees to jointly provide Survival Packs for refugees arriving in Paris and Calais. Would you make a donation to help make this project possible please?

 

“We are working together to pull together Survival Packs for hundreds of refugees newly arriving in Paris and Calais each week. Each pack provides absolute essentials like:

  • a sleeping bag and blanket
  • a complete change of clothing (second hand supplied from donations)
  • a hat, scarf and gloves
  • an emergency food pack of a small bottle of water, flapjack, piece of fresh fruit
  • a hygiene parcel containing the basics like soap, toothbrush and toothpaste

And a Backpack to carry everything in. We buy waterproof, army-issue kit as it best meets the conditions and our budget. We are able to pull each pack together for just £15 meaning this project will help at least 66 refugees to be just a little more comfortable. Please support us. Thank you.”

 Liz, Side by Side Refugees & Siobhan, Herts for Refugees

08/03/2017

Emergency accommodation for refugees in Athens

£2,500 funded

We are trying to raise £2,500 for One Human Race to provide 3 months’ of emergency accommodation in Athens. Would you make a donation to help make us reach this goal?

 

When refugees first arrive in Athens there’s seldom somewhere safe for them to stay. This means they have no choice but to sleep on the streets. I’m therefore working on a project that will provide emergency new arrival accommodation. It simply involves renting a basic two or three bedroom apartment for up to 12 people to be able to stay the night. The accommodation will be looked after by a friend in Athens. Please support this much-needed project. Thank you.

 

Rando, One Human Race

03/03/2017

Food van for refugees on the streets in France

£3,000 funded

We are trying to raise £3,000 for Calais Action to fund the balance on a food van to be used in northern France. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

Now, more than ever, displaced and vulnerable people need our help. This is because since the demolition of the unofficial Calais refugee camp known as “the Jungle” in October 2016 many refugees now have little choice but to survive on the streets or in new camps across northern France. And conditions for them are desperate. They are sleeping rough during cold, winter months, and find themselves with little or no access to food or water. We have therefore initiated this project to provide mobile food. Our van will transport pre-cooked food from the Calais warehouse to La Liniere Camp in Dunkirk. And we will also use it daily to distribute cold food to those displaced and hungry across northern France.

Laura, Calais Action

21/02/2017

Food vouchers for refugees in Athens

£600 funded

We are trying to raise £600 for One Human Race to provide 300 food vouchers for refugees to have a hot meal. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal?

 

“For just €2 a local restaurant in Athens is providing a huge portion of hot vegetable biriyani. The refugees receiving the vouchers are destitute and either homeless or being accommodated privately by volunteers. After two successful trial runs both beneficiaries and the restaurant were very happy. I receive daily messages of thanks and requests for more vouchers. Please support this popular project if you can. It’s a win-win providing nourishing meals in a dignified way and supporting a local business. 

Rando, One Human Race

20/02/2017

Non electrical lights for refugees in France

£700 funded

Together we raised £700 for Help 4 Refugee Children. Originally they planned to buy safety alarms for the women and children, however another organisation was able to provide them instead. Therefore, and with the approval of our Trustees, Help 4 Refugee Children have used this grant for non-electrical lighting instead. 

 

On our upcoming trip to Dunkirk we will be bringing 200 non-electrical lights and batteries to the Dunkirk Refugee Camp. The shelters in Dunkirk are dark, even in the day. These lights have been requested by the people of the camp in order to restore a level of normality in their lives. Thank you for making this project possible.”

Isis, Help4Refugee Children

20/02/2017

Education workshops for refugees in Greece

£770 funded

We are trying to raise £770 for Refugee Support so they can provide video-making education workshops to refugees at Camp Alexandreia. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal please?

27-06-2017 UPDATE

The Trustees of Donate4Refugees approved a change of use for these funds. This money was used to buy fruit and vegetables for Camp Alexandreia rather than its original intended purpose.

“Unfortunately, the workshop leader suddenly got a job in Ethiopia that took him there for six weeks. On his return we tried to arrange the workshops but by that time the school was being handed over to the Norwegian Refugee Council.” – Paul, Refugee Support

16/02/2017

Baby boxes for refugee families in France

£800 funded

We are trying to raise £800 for Help4Refugee Children so they can provide baby boxes with new baby essentials to refugee families. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal please?

22-05-2017 UPDATE

The Trustees of Donate4Refugees approved a retrospective change of use for these funds. This money was used to buy emergency supplies for families affected by the devastating fire at the Dunkirk Refugee Camp on 10th April rather than the original intended purpose.

“The children’s centre was gone so a better investment of the money was to buy things the families, young people and most vulnerable refugees needed at the time of change and new priorities and needs.” – Isis, Help4Refugee Children

15/02/2017

Firewood for refugees in Greece

£400 funded

We are trying to raise £400 for One Human Race to provide firewood to around 150 cold and destitute refugees in Patras Port, Greece. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal please?

 

“Young refugees are being forced to survive in cold, derelict factory buildings. The conditions are the worst I’ve seen. Many are Afghani and, unbelievably, Afghan refugees are not welcome at the nearby official camp despite escaping violence and poverty. As Patras Port is a three hour drive from Athens its remote location makes reaching them even more difficult. Please donate what you can afford so that I can take them urgently needed firewood.

Rando, One Human Race

20/01/2017

Healthy food for refugee families in Greece

£2,800 funded

We are trying to raise £2,800 for Bridge2Refugees to provide healthy food to the 300 residents of Refugee Camp Veria for one month. Would you make a donation to help us reach this goal please?

 

“Your donation will buy fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy food for vulnerable refugee families who are living in Camp Veria. Having these foods in their diet is so important for their continued health and well-being. Since we started supplying fruit and vegetables in October 2016 we’ve seen the benefits of improved health, brighter complexions and shinier hair. Please help us continue this vital supply which costs less than £10 per person.”

Sam, Bridge2Refugees

09/01/2017

Sewing Machines – Thessaloniki, Greece

£850

Sewing machines are a really practical way of making the most of donated clothes whilst boosting the morale of refugee women. Understandably, many female refugees are struggling with boredom and the poor living conditions of life on a refugee camp. Being able to alter donated clothing – which is often poorly fitting – as well as making new clothes and accessories, allows the women to be creative and to regain some dignity and pride. Please support us so that we can give out some new machines (bought locally for just €112 each) with threads, to refugee women.

Ruhi Akhtar, Refugee Biriyani and Bananas

06/01/2017

Phone Top-Ups – Across Europe

£600

We need your help to buy mobile phone top-ups for destitute refugees across Europe. We receive hundreds of appreciative requests for top-ups like this one, “Hello to everyone my name is Jamal and I need Internet to speak with my family so please same one help me send for me one top up. Thanks for all the association to help with refugees”. Each top-up is £20 and each person receives only one top-up per month. Please donate today to give the gift of talking to a loved one.

James Pearce, Phone Credits Group

06/01/2017

Food and Shelter – Patras Port Squat, Greece

£400

Around 100 young Afghan refugees are being forced to survive in a derelict factory building. The conditions are the worst I’ve seen. Unbelievably, Afghan refugees are not welcome at the nearby official camp despite escaping violence and poverty. The only help they get is from volunteers like me. As Patras Port is a three hour drive from Athens its remote location makes getting aid to them even more difficult. Please donate so that I can take them urgently needed food, clothes, sleeping bags and blankets. Thank you.

Rando Wagner,  One Human Race

03/01/2017

Bivvy Bags – Paris Streets, France

£600

We need your help to buy bivvy bags for Refugees living on Paris’ streets. Hundreds have recently been forced to find shelter wherever they can following the destruction of the St Denis Camp. As a result many are freezing cold and wet and struggling to survive. We are therefore fund-raising to buy and distribute bivvy bags. They are breathable, waterproof coverings for sleeping bags. Bivvy Bags keep the person inside warm and dry and also significantly extends the life of the sleeping bag itself. This Appeal is for 30 bivvy bags. Please support us. Thank you so much.

Liz Morgan, Trustee

Side by Side Refugees

29/12/2016

Up-Cycle Bikes Repairs and Accessories – Scotland

£400

“We need your help to up-cycle donated second-hand bikes. We currently have a shipping container full of lovely donated bikes for children and adults. In order for us to be able to give them out free to refugees and asylum seekers across Scotland we must first make them road-worthy. We therefore need your help to buy the parts needed to repair them. Finally we need accessories such as bells, lights and helmets to keep the rider safe. Please make a donation today and support our work. Thank you.”

Steven McCluskey, Bikes for Refugees (Scotland)

27/12/2016

Red Lentils and Chick Peas – Camp Veria, Greece

£550

“We need your help to buy red lentils and chick peas to stock in our free shop at Camp Veria. These two ingredients form the basis of many dishes our families cook. Both items are very nutritious and as such we are keen to provide them for residents. Therefore this Appeal is for 150 x 500g bags of red lentils and 150 x 500g chick peas. We will buy them locally where we source at a good price. Thank you.”

Sarah Griffith, Founder

Bridge2Refugees

15/12/2016

Hygiene – Squats in Athens, Greece

£420

“We need your help to provide shampoo, shower gel, deodorant and toothpaste for refugees living in the squats of Athens. Maintaining hygiene in a minimum human need and is especially important where people live so close to each other. Being able to stay clean helps to retain individual pride and dignity. This Appeal is for 100 each of shampoo, shower gel, deodorant and toothpaste. Thank you.” 

Rando Wagner, Founder

One Human Race

15/12/2016

A Call Home – Vaichori Camp, Greece

£350

“We need your help to buy a small amount of mobile telephone kit so that refugees can call home. This will mean so much to the residents of Vaichori Camp in Greece. We visited yesterday and they have asked if we can please help them to get some new chargers, power banks and sim cards for internet. Being able to talk to their families is survival. We have promised to go back to them soon and hope to be able to bring them what they need. Thank you.”

Ruhi Akhtar, Co-Founder

Refugees Biriyani and Bananas

15/12/2016

Sleeping Bags – Paris Streets, France

£450

“We need your help to buy sleeping bags (“Bivvy bags”) and Bivvy Bag Covers for Refugees on the streets of Paris. The St Denis Camp is being destroyed and hundreds of residents are being forced to find alternative shelter where they can. They must keep warm and dry and these Bivvy Bags are waterproof and last much longer than average sleeping bags. This Appeal is for 15 Bags (£19.99) and 15 Covers (£9.99). Please donate if you can. Thank you.”

Liz Morgan, Co-Founder

Side by Side Refugees

11/12/2016

Rice – Athens, Greece

£400

“We need your help to buy Rice for children and adult refugees living and sleeping in unofficial camps across Athens. This includes the 2nd school, 5th school, Notara, Single Men’s Squat and several more. This Appeal will buy 625kg rice. That’s 8,300 meals at a modest 75g portion per person for the 1,550 refugees to feed; or a little more than 5 meals per person. Thank you.”

Rando Wagner, Founder,

One Human Race

22/11/2016

Phone Credit – across Europe

£500

“We need your help to buy mobile phone credit for children and adult refugees. Supplying mobile internet and calls provides a lifeline. For children, women and vulnerable male refugees their phone credit is often the only safety net they have. This Appeal is for 25 top-ups at £20 per person per month”

JP, Founder

Phone Credits for Refugees & Displaced People

22/11/2016

Bikes – London, UK

£360

“We need your help to provide second-hand, refurbished bikes to refugees. Lack of mobility due to the high cost of transport is a huge obstacle in their ability to lead a meaningful life; especially in London. This Appeal is for 3 reconditioned bikes with accessories a helmet, lights, lock, high-visibility clothing, gloves and cycle safety for each new rider.”

Jem Stein, Founder

The Bike Project

21/11/2016

Meat freezer – Alexandreia Camp, Greece

£720

Together we raised £720 for Refugee Support Greece. Originally they planned to buy 100 pairs of children’s winter boots, however they then received an unexpected donation of shoes from a UK retailer. Therefore, and with the approval of the Donate4Refugees Trustees, Refugee Support Greece used this grant for a meat freezer, a much-needed printer and some crates for their warehouse instead.

“Thank you for supporting our work. We were really fortunate to receive the pallet of children’s shoes and this meant we were able to fund our next priority. Since opening our community kitchen it makes sense to buy meat in bulk and we needed a way to store it hygienically, so having the new meat freezer is perfect. On Monday we bought a reliable printer for our adult education classes which are going very well, and we desperately needed crates for easier sorting and distributions.”

Paul, Refugee Support Greece

12/11/2016

Refugee children and adult underwear

£500

We need your help to buy new UNDERWEAR for refugee boys and men in Athens. One Human Race will be able to buy 400 new sets of underwear for the refugees at the 2nd school and the single men’s shelter.

Donations of clothes are gratefully received, but never include new underwear. It is such a basic everyday need and being able to provide this will be greatly appreciated.

09/11/2016

Security and safety for refugee females in Greece

£400

Please donate today to provide personal alarms for distribution to female refugees to help improve their safety, security and confidence.

Female refugees in some of the Greek refugee camps have genuine fears of attack or abduction; particularly at night. Refugees Biryani and Bananas are on the ground in Greece and have run focus groups with some female refugees and volunteers. They found that females are often confined to tents and are scared to go to the toilet at night. Cultural factors and fears of further persecution sadly mean these incidents are rarely reported on an official level.

02/11/2016

Mobile Food for Refugees in Northern France

£1000

Calais Action and Jungle Canopy have teamed up and are fundraising to buy a food van. The new service can travel to any location in Northern France to provide free hot meals and drinks. This will be particularly important during the cold winter months.

This Appeal will contribute toward the up-front purchase of the first van. Calais Action and Jungle Canopy will also need ongoing supplies of food and aim to increase the “fleet” in time.

The unofficial Calais refugee camp, “The Jungle”, was recently demolished. Many refugees are now sleeping on the streets or in new camps across northern France. Now, more than ever, these displaced and vulnerable people need our help. They have little or no access to food or clean water.

31/10/2016

Daily food for Syrian children and adult Refugees in Athens

£550

Please donate now so that One Human Race can continue to provide a daily delivery of Arabic Flatbread to 150 children and 250 adult Syrian Refugees. These destitute families are currently surviving in an abandoned school in central Athens with very little support. Current funding runs out on 16 November.

Your donation will pay for 2 more weeks (circa 60€ a day for 900 pieces of flatbread). Many Refugees have relocation interview dates and One Human Race is hopeful their support will be needed less and less over the coming weeks and months.

31/10/2016

Dietary supplements for pregnant and nursing mums and children under 2

£840

Can you imagine bringing your baby home from hospital to a Refugee Camp? Bridge2 is asking for YOUR help to provide much needed extra calories, healthy vitamins and essential proteins to the nearly 50 postpartum and nursing mums and the children under 2 at Camp Veria, northern Greece. This Appeal will fund twice-weekly distributions of simple, nutritious foods – tuna and dates along with olive oil and eggs – for three weeks to help protect against undernourishment and illness.

 

31/10/2016

Daily food for Syrian children and adult Refugees in Athens

£550

Please donate now so that One Human Race can continue to provide a daily delivery of Arabic Flatbread to 150 children and 250 adult Syrian Refugees currently surviving without any NGO or other support in an abandoned school in central Athens. Current funding ends on 2 November.

 

Your donations will pay for 2 more weeks at €60 a day for 900 pieces of flatbread from a local shop owner who kindly delivers the flatbread daily. Many Refugees have relocation interview dates and we are hopeful our support will be needed less and less over the coming weeks and months.

27/10/2016

Hummingbird Project – Calais – Unaccompanied Children

£400

We need funding to provide vital supplies (such as sleeping bags and blankets) for the children in turmoil and still in the Calais Jungle. The Hummingbird Project has used art to help many young people in the Jungle to escape or manage their traumatic situations. Art cannot help the current plight of young people who are being evicted and placed into further traumatic situations.

19/10/2016

Refugee Camp Alexandreia, Greece – Trousers for Men, Women and Children

£900

Much of the clothing we provide has been donated to us by the local Greek community and we also receive a lot from other countries in Europe. Almost all of it is used clothing so we sort it in order to present the quality items; dignity is everything. No-one wants to wear worn-out, damaged or stained clothing and nor should the refugees.

This all works well but there are often shortages of certain items and sizes and it is particularly important now as winter approaches. Using your donations we will be able to plug some of the gap in smaller size jogging bottoms and leggings by buying 100 pairs at 10 euros each from local traders at the Saturday market. This not only helps the refugees but allows us to pump some money back into the local Greek economy too.

18/10/2016

Bridge2 – Refugee Camp Veria, Greece – Fresh Fruit and Veggies (one week)

£700

The 380 refugees from Syria and Iraq we look after, exist on a diet of mostly pasta and feta cheese given to them by the Greek Government. We need to give them VITAL regular fresh fruit and veggies to boost their vitamin intake and supply eggs too for protein. This Campaign is to raise money to pay for one weeks’ worth of fruit, veggies and eggs for camp residents to help prevent them becoming malnourished. Please donate now.

11/10/2016

Topping up as many refugee’s phones as possible before the Calais Jungle eviction

£1,000

The Calais ‘Jungle’ is due to be demolished and it’s residents evicted by the end of October. Our mission is to ensure that as many people as possible have their pay-as-you-go mobile phones topped up before this happens. This campaign will fund 50 top-ups.

Being able to communicate, navigate and access vital services makes phone credit far more than just a luxury item to a person who is stranded without support on a foreign continent. It provides a critical safety net to unaccompanied children and vulnerable adults as well as an important link to their family members and friends.

08/10/2016

Utensils for a Community Kitchen, Alexandreia Refugee Camp, Greece

£1,000

For the last 6 months at Alexandreia, the Greek authorities have provided food from an outside catering company that is very unpopular: it is not very nutritious, bland and un-Syrian.

So we have been supplementing diets through our free shop and fitting out a community kitchen.

The kitchen development is almost complete and now it needs to essential items so that we can provide one hot, nutritious, tasty Syrian meal a day for every refugee on the camp.