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Image with news article: NOW_61.000 food packages!

Monday 8 February 2021 18:06

NOW_61.000 food packages!

This is what we supplied since last March, to the projects distributing food to families deprived of their income by the Covid crisis in Amsterdam. We currently weekly deliver 2.800 packages, that is between 25 and 30 tons of food each week!
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Amsterdam

Image with news article: NOW_a new project!

Friday 29 January 2021 00:00

NOW_a new project!

We are very proud to support the Jepi Makandra ,(Help each other’s in Surinam language), project from the two awesome Claire Wie and Micha Puma. Not only do they support 100 families deprived of their income by the Covid pandemic with weekly food packages, but they also advise them on how to cook the less familiar vegetables they distribute. Who knew that chicory could be delicious?????
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Amsterdam

Image with news article: NOW_Computers!!!

Thursday 21 January 2021 14:52

NOW_Computers!!!

We have started distributing the computers generously donated by IFF, International Flavors and Fragrances and the awesome brothers Mustafa and Hudaifah al-Harazi. The first ones went to a deaf gentleman, a family needing one for their children online schooling and NGO De Moeder is de Sleutel, (The Mother is Key), who assists vulnerable youngsters with homework.
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Amsterdam

Image with news article: NOW_an unbelievable donation!!!

Saturday 2 January 2021 00:00

NOW_an unbelievable donation!!!

8 pallets of socks and underwear for men, women and children, ALL NEW!!!!!!! + 4 pallets of computer equipment!!! We cannot thank enough the awesome brothers Mustafa and Hudaifah Al-Harazi for their incredible generosity, and Soraya Beheshti from the One Billion Project for establishing the contact.
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Amsterdam

Image with news article: NOW_Christmas for the homeless street cleaners ❤️❤️❤️!

Sunday 27 December 2020 15:27

NOW_Christmas for the homeless street cleaners ❤️❤️❤️!

Thanks to volunteer extraordinary Maxi Hager and her small (but mighty!) assistant Riley. Not only do they cook lunch two times a week, but they also collected money to buy socks, face masks, gloves, hygiene items and tons of sweets 😍😍😍!
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Amsterdam

Image with news article: NOW_two awesome volunteers!

Saturday 19 December 2020 16:02

NOW_two awesome volunteers!

Delivering 7.5 tons of food to the projects of the Presbyterian Church, Stichting Vice Versa and Akwaaba Zorg? No problem for top volunteers Marleen Schumacher and Sylke Jonk. They just rented a van and went to work!!!! Ladies, thank you soooooo much. You are fabulous <3!
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Amsterdam

Image with news article: NOW_12.5 tons of washing powder!!!!

Wednesday 16 December 2020 15:55

NOW_12.5 tons of washing powder!!!!

This is a Christmas present for the nearly 3.000 families we weekly support with a food package. With enormous thanks to the Funds who made this possible: RCOAK and Stichting Hulp na Onderzoek.
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Image with news article: NOW_we are proud winners!

Thursday 10 December 2020 13:08

NOW_we are proud winners!

Today we won the Best Humanitarian Challenge Award 2020 from DHCI and Impact City - The Hague Innovators!
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Image with news article: NOW_ Sophie Gédéon & her Med'EqualiTeam need volunteers on Samos!

Monday 7 December 2020 17:05

NOW_ Sophie Gédéon & her Med'EqualiTeam need volunteers on Samos!

In January, there are still more doctors, nurses and other medical personnel needed on Samos to provide basic medical care to the <4000 refugees on the island. Living in a camp made for only 650 people, the conditions are extremely tough for those refugees without formal housing living in makeshift tents in winter - and their health is suffering due to this!
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Greek islands Med'equaliTeam

Image with news article: NOW_6.000kg food to a new project!

Wednesday 2 December 2020 10:43

NOW_6.000kg food to a new project!

We are very proud to announce that we are now supporting the awesome Carabic project. We deliver them weekly nearly 6.000 kg of food!
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Amsterdam

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