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Image with news article: NOW_Mobile Info Team reaches 160.000 views online

Monday 2 November 2020 11:18

NOW_Mobile Info Team reaches 160.000 views online

In October 2020 Mobile Info Team has generated 85.000 interactions with their posts and more than 160.000 views. Mobile Info Team, led by our Hero Michael, supports refugees and asylum seekers in Greece with vital information and assistance for the full duration of their asylum procedure.
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Mobile Info Team Northern Greece

Image with news article: NOW_we roll!

Friday 16 October 2020 18:02

NOW_we roll!

7.560 rolls of toilet paper and 48.720 baby wipes distributed today to the 1.400 families we weekly support with food packages! With heartfelt thanks to the generous donor who wishes to stay anonymous!
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Amsterdam

Image with news article: NOW_15 tons of food

Monday 12 October 2020 18:00

NOW_15 tons of food

Did you know that in Amsterdam, we are currently supporting nearly 1.400 families deprived of their income by the Covid crisis with weekly food packages? Last week we went for the first time over 15 tons of food in a week!!!!
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Amsterdam

Image with news article: NOW_48.823 diapers!

Friday 2 October 2020 18:39

NOW_48.823 diapers!

Thanks to a collaboration with our friends from Christian Refugee Relief we have been able to buy nearly 50.000 diapers! We have shared them between the different communities we are currently supporting with a weekly food package in Amsterdam. This is going to keep lots of babies happy and clean !With enormous thanks to Kansfonds, whose generous donation made this possible.
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Amsterdam

Image with news article: NOW_ we are calling on European leaders to act

Thursday 17 September 2020 15:40

NOW_ we are calling on European leaders to act

The whole world witnessed Moria Camp on Lesvos go up in flames, leaving over 12,000 people without shelter amidst the global pandemic. #EnoughIsEnough. Together with an unprecedented alliance of organisations and movements, Human Aid Now is calling on European leaders to act now to urgently decongest the Greek island camps, end systematic human rights abuses at the borders, and change the policies that cause them.Join our call, sign the petition and share widely: http://www.change.org/firemoriacamp
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Greek islands

Image with news article: NOW_ How to help on Lesvos?

Saturday 12 September 2020 20:00

NOW_ How to help on Lesvos?

As NGOs are considering ways to support the 12.600 refugees living in the rough at the moment, our hearts are warmed by the amount of supportive messages we receive from all of you who want to help out! Human Aid Now is working on Samos and in Thessaloniki, but we are not directly active on Lesbos. We however support the following sister NGOs:
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Greek islands

Image with news article: Our hearts go out to all of those on Lesbos

Thursday 10 September 2020 18:15

Our hearts go out to all of those on Lesbos

Our hearts go out to all of those on Lesbos. We are shocked by the tragedy on the island, but even more so about how often humanitarians have warned about this without anyone listening. Our thoughts are with all people affected, people that were already living in severe conditions.We are currently assessing different ways on how to provide a response on the island and will provide updates soon.
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Greek islands

Image with news article: NOW_100 BIG bags of food

Monday 27 July 2020 15:59

NOW_100 BIG bags of food

Last Thursday, together with het wereldhuis and De Sociale Kruidenier, we prepared 100 large bags of food for families deprived of their income by the COVID19 pandemic.We are deeply thankful to our wonderful suppliers who make possible to support vulnerable families by giving us the best prices: Sligro Amsterdam, green grocer extraordinary Erik Brands from Smeding Groenten en Fruit and Amsterdam's nicest Moroccan supermarket @Efe Supermarkt.
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Amsterdam

Image with news article: NOW_hygiene products for 50 women

Saturday 11 July 2020 12:00

NOW_hygiene products for 50 women

A big big thank you to our dear friends from Neighborhood Feminists, who brought 5.000 tampons and pads to the undocumented women of the All-Saints African Parish, whom we are supporting with weekly food packages.Please read more on their website.
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Amsterdam

Image with news article: NOW_food for 1.000 families

Wednesday 8 July 2020 00:00

NOW_food for 1.000 families

Did you know that each week we buy and distribute in average more than a ton of rice, 500 kg pasta, 300 kg dry beans, 1.000 liters milk, 300 bottles of oil and hundreds of kilos of potatoes, onions, carrots, etc....
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Amsterdam

Image with news article: NOW_COVID-19 on-site update 3 from our Hero @Rose Hansen

Monday 4 May 2020 12:00

NOW_COVID-19 on-site update 3 from our Hero @Rose Hansen

When the lockdown started, the team didn't know what to do. Through a lawyer connection, Rose arranged Greek documents which gave her and her Medical Volunteers International e.V. team the right to provide medical services in a day! Since then, the team has been providing aid non-stop!
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Medical Volunteers International Northern Greece

Image with news article: NOW_COVID-19 on-site update 2 from our hero Sophie Gédéon

Friday 1 May 2020 12:00

NOW_COVID-19 on-site update 2 from our hero Sophie Gédéon

Despite running with a very tiny team, the Med'EqualiTeam is still allowed to operate under lockdown & is managing to see 80-100 patients per day! A great collaboration with, among others, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), International Rescue Committee & Refugee 4 Refugees helps Sophie and her team to provide the most care possible on the extremely challenging situation on Samos. After multiple fires in the camp last week, the approx. 7000 refugees in and around Vathy camp need their help more than ever.
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Med'equaliTeam

Image with news article: NOW_COVID-19 on-site update 1 from our hero Justyna

Tuesday 28 April 2020 00:00

NOW_COVID-19 on-site update 1 from our hero Justyna

As a consequence of the lockdown, the kitchen had to close & 200 refugees feared to be left hungry on the street. After hearing we couldn't let the them go to the supermarket to purchase coupons, we didn't know what to do... The team on the ground, however, made an amazing push! They're cooking at their homes, preparing sandwiches or uncooked food and the DELIVER! As such, not a day has gone by without something to eat.We're very proud to be working on this project with an amazing group of volunteers and beneficiaries!
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Northern Greece Wave Thessaloniki

Image with news article: RAMADAM MUBARAK to our middle eastern friends!!

Friday 24 April 2020 00:00

RAMADAM MUBARAK to our middle eastern friends!!

Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement and community. But please spare a thought for those that are celebrating under extreme hardship.
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Image with news article: NOW_we need volunteers in Amsterdam

Monday 20 April 2020 00:00

NOW_we need volunteers in Amsterdam

Do you feel like doing something for #coronasolidarity? What about doing like the awesome Marije Roede and Anouar Nasom who are cooking weekly meals for the homeless people cleaning Amsterdam streets?
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Amsterdam

Image with news article: NOW_ good news update: the letter to the European Commission worked!

Saturday 18 April 2020 12:00

NOW_ good news update: the letter to the European Commission worked!

The European Commission (finally) communicated that, despite COVID-19, the registration and processing of asylum applications must continue and member states must comply with asylum law. This means that, at least, all those thousands of arrivals since the start of March can apply for asylum and access asylum services
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Image with news article: NOW_ our hero Michael and his team work in #CoronaSolidarity

Wednesday 8 April 2020 12:00

NOW_ our hero Michael and his team work in #CoronaSolidarity

Now that the Mobile Info Team for refugees in Greece - الفريق المتنقل لمعلومات اللاجئين is restricted in their face-to-face work, they have elegantly managed to deliver their legal services from a distance. Their legal information posts in the past days have reached over 500.000 people (thanks to your donations to advertise them!!), making sure all beneficiaries know what to do during this crisis.
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Mobile Info Team Northern Greece

Image with news article: SNOW IN GREECE

Monday 14 January 2019 00:00

SNOW IN GREECE

Last week, we reported on snow falling in Greece and the amazing RK Sint Jan de Doper - Vecht en Venen community immediately reached out. Tonight it will freeze in the Thessaloniki region and many refugees sleep in abandoned building or outside. With this help, they'll at least have 300 pairs of warm socks and 116 pairs of gloves to fight the bitter cold tonight! Special thanks to Gerard Griffioen for being so fast to reach out and Giulia Duch Clerici from IHA - InterEuropean Human Aid Association for instanteneously arranging the response <3 <3 We are still collecting help to help the refugees through winter. Will you stand in solidarity? I keep one refugee warm for €8,00 via https://tikkie.me/pay/3625nu8m6lnltqb90hav or NL64 ABNA 0479 7172 73 / Human Aid #winteriscoming #babyitscoldoutside #weareallequal
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Northern Greece

Image with news article: Refugees struggle to survive on Samos

Monday 19 November 2018 00:00

Refugees struggle to survive on Samos

4,600 refugees crammed into a camp built for 650. Food lines for hours, no safe shelter, nearly no running water and toilets! Those are the conditions for refugees on the Greek island of Samos, where we support the free medical clinic ran by our Hero Sophie Gédéon. This is heart-breaking but not unique, this is the hard reality that many in Greece, France, Italy, Bosnia and beyond endure.
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Greek islands

Image with news article: We love Amsterdam Mamas 

Friday 16 November 2018 00:00

We love Amsterdam Mamas 

We love, love, love the amazing Stichting Amsterdam Mamas ❤️❤️❤️! Since the fire that destroyed our warehouse in Dunkirk the mamas of Amsterdam have tirelessly worked to come to the help of the displaced mamas in Northern France. Thanks a million to all of you, and especially to: The unbelievable Maxi Hager who filled 3 vans with her collections. And not only did she collect but she also sorted, washed and folded everything!!! And she and her little boy wrote the sweetest letter to the volunteers of the Refugee Women's Centre!
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Collecting goods