Help to Tackle the Refugee Crisis

Fundraising campaign by Adrienn Gecse
  • €480.00
    raised of €1,500.00 goal
32% Funded
13 Donors

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HELP HUNGARIAN VOLUNTEERS TO PROVIDE FOOD AND MEDICINE FOR REFUGEES

WHY?

In the last three months tens of thousands of refugees arrived to Hungary, mainly from Syria and Afghanistan. While here, most of them stay on stations, in parks or open fields, whole families share a single blanket, the lucky ones get a tent. They are cared after by volunteers, no funding comes from the government. Everything is covered from the purse of private individuals. Thousands of supporters provide the ingredients for cooking, medicine and anything necessary. They make food daily: 1000+ sandwiches, plus nearly the same amount of hot food every single day. Their aim is to give a hot meal to everyone at least once a day but it’s just impossible to achieve with their current resources.

Most of the volunteers has no training in how to handle a humanitarian disaster, they do not have much organizational experience, hardly anyone speaks the refugees’ languages, many of them does not even have much experience with cultures different to their own. What they have is their willingness to make refugees' life as bearable as possible while they wait for the authorities to decide about their lives. More and more volunteers and supporters are joining in but more and more refugees are arriving to Hungary.

We are talking about small children, pregnant women, disabled, old people alike. In many cases they arrive already with some kind of illness that must be treated without hesitation. Pregnant women need extra attention and nutrition, a calm and safe environment however difficult it is to provide within given limits.

The aid organizations that are helped by the civilian population need a secure financial background to be able to cater the continuous flow of people. The winter is coming that can be very cold in Hungary. People will need sleeping bags, tents, mattresses, coats, warm shoes and medical attendance. They cannot rely on the government.Only civilians are happy and ready to help.


MY AIM

My aim is to raise 1200 GBP/1500 EUR to help the work of the 'Let's help Refugees in Hungary' initiative. Read more about their work here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481045622191344/

I decided to support them because watching their work in the last few months I saw that no donation could find a better place. They are the most dedicated, hard working and warm hearted individuals an aid organization can wish for. With your generous help I would like to make their work at least a little bit easier.


HOW YOUR DONATION WILL BE USED

Because the mentioned group of volunteers (Let's help Refugees in Hungary) does not accept cash or money transfer (that is they do not want to handle money), I will personaly buy the necessary ingredients for cooking and send everything to their kitchen. Because the needs differ daily they have set up a well working system in the form of a google doc where everyone can follow what the missing ingredients are on given week or day. I will buy or order from the listed necessary things once a week until your donations last.

With your donations we can assure that for a couple of weeks at least they can count with a steady food supply. They have many supporters from Hungary and abroad but the situation is critical. Because of the government's inability to handle the situation and treat refugees with the respect that all human deserves, from now on the organization's attention must be directed towards the borders and near the refugee camps.

Refugees, arriving to the Hungarian border, from now on will have to wait on the corn fields be it rain or snow until the authorities manage to arrange their registration. Even if they get into a refugee camp, the conditions there are dire. Until they can travel on to other western countries, or the government decides to take responsibility once and for all, it is entirely up to the volunteer's work whether our Guests have food to eat and a mattress to sleep on.


HOW YOU CAN HELP

I will appreciate the smallest donation you can offer. If you feel that at this point of your life you are not able to contribute this way, you can still share my campaign with your network of friends, family and colleagues.

Thank you in the name of all the hard working volunteers in Hungary.


Sincerely,

Adrienn Gecse

PhD candidate, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

MA, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London


The FB page where you can follow the progress of the campaign. Please invite your friends to Like it too:

https://www.facebook.com/fundraisingforrefugeesinh...


Organizer

I am an Orientalist, focusing on Tibet and Mongolia. Besides, I have a Master's degree in African Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies. These fields provided me with experiences of living and working in many countries and cultures. I believe in the power of education and that we all have the right for it, regardless origin and background.

I am an Orientalist, focusing on Tibet and Mongolia. Besides, I have a Master's degree in African Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies. These fields provided me with experiences of living and working in many countries and cultures. I believe in the power of education and that we all have the right for it, regardless origin and background.

Donors

  • Lars Peter Laamann
  • Donated on Oct 08, 2015
  • Donating money for helping stranded refugees is the second-best thing that one can do to show one's support. The greatest applause should go to those who try to help on site, especially now that the winter is approaching!

€30.00
  • Adrienn Gecse
  • Posted On Oct 07, 2015
  • Thank you everyone, your donations really made a difference on the field.

  • Gabor Szudi
  • Donated on Oct 07, 2015
€17.00
Oct 12

Winter has arrived, we need your help

Update posted by Adrienn Gecse at 09:43 am

Winter has arrived with cold and lots of rain. The situation on the borders is devastating most of the times. Please donate whatever you can. We really need your help. Thanks a million.

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Oct 08

Supplies are running out

Update posted by Adrienn Gecse at 08:03 am

Locals are running out of their resources that was kind of expectable. Hungarians had been providing basics for thousands of refugees for over 3 months now without any help from the government. Their income is limited and even if they still want to help, financially many just cannot afford donating. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

13 donors
  • Lars Peter Laamann
  • Donated on Oct 08, 2015
  • Donating money for helping stranded refugees is the second-best thing that one can do to show one's support. The greatest applause should go to those who try to help on site, especially now that the winter is approaching!

€30.00
  • Adrienn Gecse
  • Posted On Oct 07, 2015
  • Thank you everyone, your donations really made a difference on the field.

  • Gabor Szudi
  • Donated on Oct 07, 2015
€17.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Sep 25, 2015
€50.00
€25.00
  • Jasmin Leitner
  • Donated on Sep 11, 2015
  • It's not a lot, but I hope it helps Adrienn

€25.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Sep 10, 2015
€10.00
  • Clare Suttie
  • Donated on Sep 10, 2015
€100.00
  • ute
  • Donated on Sep 10, 2015
€10.00
  • Jeff Riley
  • Donated on Sep 08, 2015
  • Thank you so much for enabling us in the UK to make a contribution ensuring people get the help they need and Hungary's people get acknowledge for their inspiring support.

€50.00
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Followers

9 followers
Lars Peter Laamann
Gabor Szudi
Lukas Spisser
Jasmin Leitner
Teodora Borghoff
Jeff Riley
Anni Mountjoy
Anja Vecchi
Naomi Davine
€480.00
raised of €1,500.00 goal
32% Funded
13 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities