Last year 4000 people drowned at sea trying to make the journey across the Aegean sea from Turkey to the island of Lesvos. Despite the EU Turkey-Greece deal, boats continue to cross and lives continue to be at grave risk every day. Please donate now and help us to prevent these unnecessary tragedies – https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/helprefugees
Help Refugees are incredibly proud to support the Refugee Rescue sea rescue team and help them to keep their boats patrolling the seas and rescuing anyone in trouble – we couldn’t do this without your support and donations.
This past week, two refugee boats arrived on the south coast of Lesvos. The first boat, carrying 45 people, made it to shore. The second boat, carrying 57 people, 70% of which were women and children, needed the support of the Rescue Refugees team and their boat Mo Charah to make it safely to shore.
However, Rescue Refugees boats need vital maintenance work and there are now only three rescue boats operating in Mytilini, the port town of Lesvos, and Minden, another entry point. Please click here to donate and give what you can to help support the vital work this team are doing in Lesvos. Thank you all! Together we can help.
We would not be able to do our work without your support and kindness. Many of the refugees we help are fleeing the conflict zones of Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Others are trying to escape political oppression in countries like Eritrea. All are human beings like us. As well as providing immediate physical assistance, we want to help refugees maintain their dignity.
Please click through if you would like to find out more about our work in Calais, Dunkirk, Lesvos, Samos, Idomeni and other locations. If you would like to know how you can help refugees, please check out our Get Involved section where you can find out how to fundraise for us and how to make a donation. Thank you!