Thursday, 3 September 2015

how to help refugees in Europe

I'm going to try to keep this updated as much as possible and put a link on the front page of the blog so it's easy to find, partially for my own reference. If there is anything that you think should be added, please leave it in comments and I will amend the post. Practical resources and links only, please.

To start with.

Currently Needed
Facebook umbrella group for Calais People-To-People Support. Find your local group here. I am not going to link to all the local ones, because they are, fantastically and wonderfully, springing up all over the country. The population of the Calais camp is made up of 90% men. Currently they have more than enough clothes and supplies for women and children and I believe storage space is limited.

Google map of local groups and resources for the above, which is maintained by Calais Action.

Really helpful list of groups set up to help across Europe - won't duplicate, it's extensive.

Help for refugees in Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece. Address to send physical donations of stuff to the island as well as a place to send cash.

Amazon Wishlist for mother-and-baby things needed for Syrian mothers in Hungary.

Books needed for the library at the Calais camp.

Donate to help the refugees in Greece via Shelterbox.

National Day of Action - Refugees Welcome Here. 12th September.

Raising funding for a Women and Children Centre at The Jungle, Calais. There are an increasing number of unaccompanied children arriving.

Crowdfunding page to raise funds to help refugees arriving in Greece.

The Independent's article 'Five practical ways to help refugees, starting today'.

Updated Thursday 3rd September.

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