The Guardian highlights hard work of volunteers, including that of Help Refugees’ Dani

Today the Guardian ran an inspiring article highlighting the hard work of individuals across Europe, spending their time, money and effort helping refugees. We are so very proud that one of our wonderful team members, Dani, is interviewed. Please click through to read more – very worthwhile read.

From the Guardian –

What’s in it for them? The volunteers saving Europe’s refugees

When she got to Calais last September, Dani Lawrence from north London met a boy who, at 15, was just a year older than her own daughter. “He told me how the boat he was travelling on between Turkey and Lesbos began to sink and they began throwing single people into the water,” says Lawrence. “He said he linked arms with another boy and told him ‘We’re brothers, we’re brothers’ so that they would not throw them off. He was alone.”

She told him she had driven over from the UK with goods and clothes and asked him what he needed. “He looked at me and he started crying and he said: ‘I don’t want anything. I just want my mum.’”

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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.

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