Help Refugee4Refugees helping in Lesvos!
End of January I will go back to the island of Lesvos to volunteer with Refugee4Refugees again. Please read their story below. All the money raised with this campaign will go directly to Refugee4Refugees (https://refugee4refugees.org/).
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. Another thing that's paid with the donations is the rent of the warehouse. From this warehouse in front of Moria camp, every day around 200 refugees get new clothes, jackets and shoes. There is no admin costs so everyone knows every dollar, euro or pound they donate goes straight to the refugees.