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5K in a Day

A microproject by Refugee Rescue
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Summary

Thousands have already lost their lives making the short sea crossing from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesvos. Fleeing war and persecution, people set off across the water in flimsy rubber boats, often under the cover of darkness. Refugee Rescue is the only humanitarian and professional SAR organization left in the area, and our resources are running out. Help us sustain our life-saving efforts with a donation today. #5KinaDay

$5,044.20
total raised
112
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Thousands have already lost their lives making the short sea crossing from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesvos. Fleeing war and persecution, people set off across the water in flimsy rubber boats, often under the cover of darkness. Many then soon find themselves in peril, heading for rocks and sand banks that can readily capsize or sink a dinghy.

Solution

Refugee Rescue is the only humanitarian and professional SAR organisation left in the area, and our resources are running out. In order for us to secure our ability to remain on call 24/7/365 we need your support today,

Long-Term Impact

Much of the work we do is preventative, identifying and intervening in high-risk situations, before they have the chance to develop into catastrophic mass casualty events. Once people are on dry land, we work on meeting basic needs to keep people alive and functioning, distributing emergency blankets and water, and working alongside partner NGOs to provide shelter, food and access to medical care.

Resources

Refugee Rescue official website
https:/​/​www.instagram.com/​refugeerescueteam/​

Organization Information

Refugee Rescue

Location: North Shore, Lesvos - Greece
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @refugeerescueuk
Project Leader:
Hannah Wallace Bowman
Lesvos, Mithimna Greece

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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