The second week of december we, Loes and Flor, will head to the island of Lesvos again. This time we will volunteer with Refugee4Refugees. Please read their story below. All the money raised with this campaign will go directly to Refugee4Refugees.
Refugee4Refugees supports refugees in their desperate journey towards Europe. They are at the forefront of this humanitarian crisis, based on the northern shores of Lesvos, Greece.
Refugee4Refugee founder Omar Alshakal sought to create a non-political organisation that addresses the needs and concerns of refugees, while also encouraging fellow asylum seekers to get involved and take the lead in relief efforts. Omar is a Syrian refugee and brings a unique perspective as someone who arrived in Europe in 2014, after swimming for 14 hours from Turkey to Greece. He has seen the weaknesses of the asylum process first hand. Omar started the charity to tackle these challenges head on. As a former lifeguard, he saw an opportunity to improve boat spotting and landing support. Refugee4Refugees then transports arrivals to a temporary camp where people can receive food, water, clothing, shoes, medical attention and sleep.
Donations would go to food and water for refugees and petrol for the rental car to pick them off the beaches and cover spotting shifts. There is no admin costs so everyone knows every dollar, euro or pound they donate goes straight to the refugees.
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