Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia

by ForRefugees
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
Aid & Protection for Refugees in Bosnia & Serbia
No Name Kitchen photo: living conditions in Bosnia
No Name Kitchen photo: living conditions in Bosnia

Today, 1st March 2022 Amber Bauer, the founder and CEO of ForRefugees, trustee Ingrid van Loo and her husband Niul start a two week tour of Bosnia and Serbia to assess the current situation and required aid for refugees on "The Balkan Route". They will start the trip working with Collective Aid in Sarajevo. Daily updates will be posted on our social media and we will post to you, our wonderful GlobalGiving donors regularly to show just how much impact your donations have.

A note from Amber "We're going to the capital cities and border areas, in Bosnia that's Sarajevo and Bihac and onto Belgrade and Subotica in Serbia. We're looking forward to working with Collective Aid and No Name Kitchen. We expect to see very hard living conditions: lots of homelessness and squatting. We think the most urgent needs will be for hot meals and food packs/vouchers, clothes and shoes, hygiene and dignity items."

All necessary aid is purchased locally helping the local communities and every penny goes where it's most needed, fast.

While we understand and worry about the ongoing refugee crisis in Ukraine we ask you to please also remember that people from many different countries have been forced to flee war and torture over recent times and are forced to survive in terrible conditions, often for many years with only support from grassroots NGOs and their amazing donors.

The ForRefugees Family believes in helping ALL refugees, wherever that help is needed. We're honoured to have you as part of our family and whilst we know it is a lot to ask we really do need your support right now. If you can donate, even a small amount we will be forever grateful!

With thanks and warmest wishes,

No Name Kitchen photo: living conditions in Bosnia
No Name Kitchen photo: living conditions in Bosnia
No Name Kitchen photo: living conditions in Bosnia
No Name Kitchen photo: living conditions in Bosnia
Description of Collective Aid's work in Belgrade
Description of Collective Aid's work in Belgrade
Current weather in Bosnia and Serbia
Current weather in Bosnia and Serbia

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PROJECT REPORT 2

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Thanks to your generosity and kindness, our continued campaign has now raised an incredible £5113 to provide clothes packs (approximately £7 each) to more than 730 people in need. As another difficult winter hit, these warm clothes have been needed more than ever. As before, the clothes have been bought locally in Bosnia & Herzegovina, helping a troubled local economy whilst also making your money go further. Each pack was bought and distributed by our incredible on-the-ground grassroots partner, No Name Kitchen.

We cannot thank you enough for your continued support of this campaign and the difference made to each person receiving the dignity of a set of new clothes.

Contact us | contact@forrefugees.org

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PROJECT REPORT I

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Thanks to each of your generosity and kindness, our campaign has raised an incredible £4371 so far to provide clothes packs (approximately £7 each) to more than 600 people in need. The clothes have been bought locally in Bosnia & Herzegovina, helping a troubled local economy whilst also making your money go further. Each pack was bought and distributed by our incredible on-the-ground grassroots partner, No Name Kitchen.

We cannot thank you enough for your continued support of this campaign and the difference made to each person receiving the dignity of a set of new clothes.

Lived Experience

One young man in Bosnia says of No Name Kitchen’s distributions and support -

“Being stuck in borders is the worsest experience, you will face harshness, violence and push back from many kilometres away that they spend to cross it even 10 or more days. But the donations are always humanitarian and shows the value of solidarity among people. In here on behalf of all my friends and refugees I should express my infinite appreciation to those whom try to do their humanitarian responsibility. And yes, it’s the responsibility of all human being that help each other.”

From our Inspiring Grassroots Partner - No Name Kitchen

Bosnian Co-Ordinator, Ricardo Fernandez from Spain, says -

From the camps in the north of Bosnia, that is the places closest to where most of the people migrating are now in Bosnia, is like 10-11 days’ walking to Slovenia. So it’s something ultra hard. It’s like an iron man, but more physical. The situation is quite horrible even though I would like to say more beautiful words. The situation is chaotic. There is a lot of persecution from police – special police and border police. There is a movement to reject the migrant, criminalise the migrant, and at the end not treating people like humans really, treating people like they are a problem, not people with needs.

“So THANK YOU for Donate4Refugees that have been supporting us now for a long time. For us it’s important to have the confidence of others and to feel that together we are stronger and that’s really the only way we can move the things – cooperating, finding synergies, pulling resources together. Thank you.”

Contact us | info@donate4refugee.org

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ForRefugees

Location: Croydon, Surrey - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @forrefugees_org
Project Leader:
Amber Bauer
Croydon, Surrey United Kingdom
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