Our Impact

Because you helped...

...these grassroots projects were funded bringing respect, dignity and humanity to refugees.

17,000

Refugees helped

96

Projects funded

Donate4Refugees
Updated: 13 October 2017

Together we've funded food, water, clothes, shelter, community spaces, kitchen utensils, mobile phone top-ups, vans and cars and bikes, food vouchers, sewing machines, baby boxes, survival kits, shop re-fits, legal support, mental health support, flat rentals, asylum information and translations, education workshops, boat landing rescues and much much more.

 

Here are the last 20 humanitarian projects that have been funded by Donate4Refugees and only made possible by your support.

20/09/2017

Boat Landings Appeal, Lesvos, Greece

£2,500 funded

Usually we would handle arrivals in north Lesvos for a single night – that is landing, transporting, cooking, cleaning and sheltering. But all camps on Lesvos are over-crowded and, as of mid September, we have been asked to accommodate all arrivals on the island for 2-3 days until space can be freed-up in the main camps. Meanwhile, arrivals are increasing. There have been 1,800 people arrive on Lesvos in the last three weeks, so the estimate for October is up to 2,700.

Omar, volunteer in Lesvos

Right now, refugee children and adults need YOUR help. Give today and help us reach desperate people hoping for a safe future. Your donation could help us take immediate action to save lives.

Donate4Refugees’ on-the-ground partner for this project is Refugee 4 Refugees

20/09/2017

Food for refugees in Patras, Greece

£250 funded

At the end of September I will make my monthly visit to Patras from Athens where refugees are squatting in over-crowded derelict factories. The numbers there have increased significantly mainly due to the push-backs of Afghans from Serbia. This appeal is so that I can take them much needed food such as meat, flat bread, yoghurt and eggs.” Rando, volunteer in Athens

Please DONATE what you can today. Every penny counts and every donation touches lives.

Donate4Refugees’ on-the-ground grassroots partner for this project is One Human Race.

27/08/2017

Stock food at the free supermarket at House of Humanity, Lesvos

£1,000 funded

“We need your help to buy food  to re-stock the House of Humanity free supermarket. With the funds we will purchase from the following inventory-needed list: cooking oil, luncheon meat, tuna, sardines, rice, tea, sugar, salt, flour, tomato paste, wet wipes, lentils, vermicelli, milk, juice, and bread. These will feed c300 people/families.”  Neda, volunteer in Lesvos

Please DONATE what you can today. Every penny counts and every donation touches lives.

Donate4Refugees’ on-the-ground grassroots partner for this project is ProActive Support

27/08/2017

A month’s rent at the House of Humanity, Lesvos

£1,300 funded

“We need your help to keep the House of Humanity open! Please donate towards the monthly rent for the awesome property that we are lucky to have. the centre is now open and proving such a popular respite from day-to-day life in severely over-crowded Moria Camp.” Neda, volunteer in Lesvos

Please DONATE what you can today. Every penny counts and every donation touches lives.

Donate4Refugees’ on-the-ground grassroots partner for this project is ProActive Support

27/08/2017

Flat rental for vulnerable refugees in Chios

£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 two long-term residents who have deep psychological problems.

Niamh, volunteer on-the-ground in Chios

Donate4Refugees’ in partnership with Access Chios

You can help refugee children, women and men who are in need today: Make a donation

27/08/2017

Flat rental for refugees in Athens

£780 funded

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 trusted friend in Athens.”

Rando, volunteer on-the-ground in Athens

Donate4Refugees’ in partnership with One Human Race

You can help refugee children, women and men who are in need today: Make a donation

21/08/2017

Breakfast for refugees in Chios, Greece

£1,400 funded

“The impending closure of Souda Camp and mass movement on the island is creating an all-consuming atmosphere of instability for residents here. We want the men of The Hero Centre to start their day in a familiar and consistent setting that they can rely on for the next 12 weeks. They will help to prepare a healthy breakfast that they can all enjoy together.” Helena, volunteer on-the-ground in Chios

Please DONATE what you can afford today as every penny counts and every donation makes a difference. Each breakfast costs just £23 (25€) for milk, turkey slices, cheese slices, tomatoes, cucumber, bread, feta, tzatziki, bananas, apples and tea.

Donate4Refugees’ on-the-ground grassroots partner for this campaign is The Hero Centre – Chios.

21/08/2017

Cooking gas and shoes for refugees in Patras, Greece

£200 funded

There are nine Sudanese refugees who are living alone in dismal conditions by Patras Port. I will be making my monthly trip to Patras at the end of August and would like to refill their two gas bottles for cooking and buy each one a pair of trainers ahead of the upcoming winter months.” Rando, volunteer on-the-ground in Athens

Please DONATE what you can afford today as every penny counts and every donation makes a difference.

Donate4Refugees’ on-the-ground grassroots partner for this campaign is One Human Race.

21/08/2017

Food and clothes for refugees in Patras, Greece

£500 funded

At the end of August I will make my monthly visit to Patras from Athens where refugees are squatting in over-crowded derelict factories. The numbers there have increased significantly mainly due to the push-backs of Afghans from Serbia. This appeal is so that I can take them much needed sustenance – food such as 40kg meat, 1,200 pieces of flat bread, 30kg yoghurt, 600 eggs – and also 100 pairs of underwear, 120 pairs of socks and 50 t-shirts.” Rando, volunteer on-the-ground in Athens

Please DONATE what you can afford today as every penny counts and every donation makes a difference.

Donate4Refugees’ on-the-ground grassroots partner for this project is One Human Race.

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