Supporting people outside official camps

In 2017 Isa first started working in this field in a distribution project in Greece. After finishing her bachelors in sociology and political science in 2019, she wanted to go back to the field full-time. Since then, Isa has worked in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Greece, Italy and now in Serbia.

Isa in Subotica, Serbia

About CollectiveAid

CollectiveAid in Subotica (Serbia) near the Serbian-Hungarian border is supporting people on the move sleeping outside of official accommodation in squats or makeshift-camps. The focus of the project are hygiene solutions (through shower and laundry services) and the provision of vital material aid (such as blankets or clothing items). Apart from that, they are part of the Border Violence Monitoring Network and are collecting testimonies of violence people on the move encounter while trying to cross the border to Hungary as well as reports about internal state violence. At the moment, they are supporting four squats in the region in two different municipalities with a total population of approximately 150 people.

CollectiveAid is also active in Bosnia and Herzogovina and France, facilitating camp services, showers, clothes & washing services, providing food, safe water, and essential material aid.

How you can help

Since 2016, HAN has provided more than 80 tons emergency supplies like blankets, food and medicine, mostly donated by our partners and supported more than ten Heroes in Thessaloniki, Samos, Patras, Calais and Bosnia amongst others. HAN spends 100% of funds on its goals and are matched 50-100 fold in value (8 mio Euro’s) by donations in kind and contributions by other NGO’s.