Famine in Mauritania. We are coming to the children's rescue!

Don't let another child starve to death

At the nutrition centre in Kaédi, for the first time in a long while, a several-month-old baby could not be saved. Little Mariam came into our care too late. The number of starving children is constantly rising! Feed a hungry child with us!

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We already have :
10,365 PLN
We need:
10,000 PLN

Do not forget those living in Moria

Greece

In 2015, 856,000 people passed through the Greek islands, and in 2017 and 2018 only just under 30 thousand (according to UNHCR). But 2019 brought already a growth – over 60,000 newcomers. Today, boats coming to Greek beaches are back again, and practice shows that you can get stuck in Lesbos for a good few years. Nikos and Katerina run a small restaurant on the island, where every refugee can feel at home and eat a meal for free.

Overview:
  • There are currently over 2200 refugees in the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos
  • At least half of them are children
  • Since the beginning of 2015, nearly 1 million refugees have arrived in Europe via the Greek islands
We provide more than

850

meals to refugees a day
We distribute

meals and first aid items

for the most needy, inc. children, pregnant women and the sick

08.12.2021

We first met Rahimi in July this year. She was living in a completely different place in the camp and under different conditions. However, her situation had not changed. Rahimi has been stuck in the camp for months. Thanks to your support, however, she is not losing hope. A few days ago she met with Pope Francis.

Our meetings with the camp residents usually look very similar. When we meet them for the first time, they are distrustful, they do not believe that we can offer them anything. It is only when we come back again, bring what they have asked for, that they see that we keep our word. In July, Rahimi asked us for a pram. She was in the final month of her pregnancy. She had nothing for the baby that she was about to bring into the world. The next day we came back to her with a new pram, which she still uses today.

In October, we found an empty field where her tent had stood. All the refugees were moved to more comfortable containers in a different part of the camp. It was this part of Moria 2.0 that Pope Francis saw on Sunday. Here he met with the authorities and a select delegation of refugees. Volunteers and organisations that provide daily relief to the camp’s residents – providing basic assistance, supplementing inadequate camp rations, providing medicines, warm blankets and clothing – were not allowed through.

It is not always easy to understand the decisions of the authorities. Nor does Rahimi understand the drawn-out asylum procedures and the increasing number of rejected applications for international refuge. She is happy that she met Francis, that he blessed her son. When she sees us, she throws herself into our arms. She knows that she has friends in this world – people who wish her well. She also knows that all of them, including Pope Francis, are unable to change the rules of this world. Nevertheless, she is grateful for every small gesture that restores her dignity. For not being alone. For having you!

Do not forget the people of Moria. Winter has come here in full force. Intense rainfall and wind are presenting the refugees with further difficulties to overcome. Let us not be indifferent. GoodWorks 24/7 is the best place to do something good in a matter of minutes, to reach out to people with a warm meal or whatever they need at the moment.

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