“When Verdun was bombed, volunteers took initiative to help rebuild what was destroyed. Today we are facing an increasing worldwide refugee crisis, volunteers are taking initiative to provide first aid.
In Verdun it was a statement of International brother-sisterhood that German and French volunteers joined hands. Today we need to make a statement for a humane society, that has time and space for victims of war.”

Activist

12006161_10153799151596412_9078747690051069618_nimage by Hana Alhady

Refugees in SCI blog is being run by Yahu, our friend, activist and board member. Together with other volunteers, he is helping refugees at the border in Macedonia, in Tabanovci.

Here you can read volunteers stories from the border:

https://refugeeinsci.wordpress.com/volunteer-observations/

If you want to support or join them as volunteer, here you can find more info:

https://refugeeinsci.wordpress.com/volunteer-support/

More about SCI work in refugee crises:

Building bridges initiative:

http://www.sci.ngo/learn-about-sci/news/entry/2015/12/18/256-builduing-bridges-and-overcoming-borders

Scarfs, not Borders –  initiative from VCV SCI Serbia

http://www.sci.ngo/learn-about-sci/news/entry/2016/01/20/278-scarf,-no-borders

We are very glad that SAVA WG imidiatelly supported the Volunteers’ House at the border in Macedonia. Schuler Helfen Leben (Foundation from Germany) had published a call for emergency actions, through which we got funds for the next three months. So, the volunteers’ house is secured for some period. We are still working on fundraising, but also awareness raising.

Any support or action is welcome and needed. If you have an idea, please contact us via e-mail: gaia.kosovo@gmail.com

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2 thoughts on “Humanitarian crisis in Europe and the Balkans

  1. Thank you for your report.

    From now on it seems in future we will deal more with people being deported back north. It looks hallucinant.. EU countries are even working on a deal to pay African countries to take back refugees without papers (like that someone from Kurdistan with no documents could tomorrow be declared Eritrean and without consent or information end up in Eritrea airport)

    Another thing i Hear is that Roma will get caught in any deportation offensive. That s why we in Kosovo and Macedonia must prepare for this.

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