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Help a Kiwi care for Syrian refugees in Leros, Greece

Closed Cause page created in the Disaster category by Nicola Hugo for "Syrian refugees on Leros island, Greece; money will go to volunteers helping them."

  • $13,611.66 donated
  • 100 generous donors

Funds desperately needed so Kiwi Anne Tee & other volunteers, can feed and care for thousands of Syrian refugees on Leros island, in Greece.

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Welfare International Disasters Aid

'Leros: Little Island, Big Hearts'... The tiny island is trying to help, but is struggling to cope with huge numbers of Syrian refugees/migrants arriving every day, via Turkey.

The volunteers, including New Zealander Anne Tee, need help to buy basic resources for refugees: e.g. food, water, baby formula, sanitary supplies. Plus colder weather is on the way - with refugees having to sleep outside on the ground, the volunteers also need to buy blankets... it's a race against time.

The refugees are usually transferred to Leros from another island closer to the Turkish Coast - arriving hungry, thirsty, exhausted, and often, traumatised.

Most only have the clothes they are in, as the Traffickers often throw the refugees' bags into the sea, to fit more people in the boats.

To quote Anne at the time of creating this Givealittle page: "There is NO money coming through to authorities here to help them. We are relying entirely on donations from friends and others abroad... The situation is desperate."

Please help. You won't just be helping a Kiwi, you'll be helping men, women, babies and children who deserve at the very least, food, water, and... compassion. Can you give a little?

Page created by:

Nicola Hugo

Individual
Canterbury

My sister Anne lives in Leros - I want to help her, and the other amazing volunteers there. There are just a few regular volunteers, doing all they can with the meagre resources they have, but they're now feeling overwhelmed - hundreds of refugees arrive every day, en route to the Greek mainland.

I don't want to just sit and watch the media coverage, I want to actually DO something. If you share that feeling, join us, and 'give a little'.

Thank you... Nicky.

All funds raised benefit:

Syrian refugees on Leros island, Greece; money will go to volunteers helping them.

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Nicola Hugo on behalf of Syrian refugees on Leros island, Greece; money will go to volunteers helping them..

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“amazing things are happening Hassan came to see me with 100 pounds and my students and a couple of colleagues contributedthe rest! I am really touched by their generosity so although i cant name all my students and colleagues I d like to say thanks to Len and Paul and of course the HH600 class :) You guys are really determined to see my moustacio pink so now i must oblige!”
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“Keep it growing Ioannis! I can't wait until I see you at the 'pink' stage BW Conor”
  • $13,611.66 donated
  • 100 generous donors

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This cause page was created on 08 Sep 2015 and closed at 00:00 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 30 Sep 2016.

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