This Huffington Post article about the refugee crisis in Moria highlights how vital volunteers and grassroots groups are.
We are very proud to support Starfish, and to have fully funded and worked alongside the The Bristol Skipchen: Food Rescue team on the Lesvos Skipchen project mentioned, both of which are mentioned in the article. Skipchen serve thousands of meals every day to refugees in Moria Camp – this is your donations hard at work and making a difference where it is most needed. Thank you!
From the Huffington Post –
Moria: When UN Camp Failed, Volunteers Built Their Own
And so it went on, it was and is its own animal. This cooperative of volunteers has done what UNHCR failed to coordinate NGOs to achieve for months: They clothe wet people on arrival; They give them cheaply produced food and chai; They explain what the registration process is, why they have been brought to Moria. There is a doctor 24 hours a day.
No one is paid. Everything they distribute is donated.
Please click here to read more.
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!