Organisations working on Lesvos

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Because We Carry
Address:
Stichting Because We Carry
Postbox 51341
1007 EH Amsterdam

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About Because We Carry

In late august 2015, three young women from Amsterdam left for Lesvos. In their luggage, over one thousand baby carriers – donated by hundreds of concerned people – for deprived mothers with children seeking refuge and safe-haven in Europe.

Once arrived on the small Greek island they encountered a situation worse than they could have imagined. The human desolation was immense. People suffered from hunger and cold. These people – stranded on the shores of Europe – needed help, urgently.

It was this moment that three friends decided to act according from what they’ve learned from Ghandi in their yoga experiences, and become the vehicle for the change they wish to see. So Because We Carry was born.

On Lesvos Because We Carry's activities are focused on Kara Tepe camp. 

Their philosophy is:

 - organising relaxing, empowering and vitalising activities on a daily basis for the young and old

 - preparing and distributing 1,000 healthy & nutritious breakfasts every day 

 - including site residents in the organisation and preparation of all our activities

 - raising global awareness by giving normal people the opportunity to make a difference

Because We Carry offers a unique volunteering opportunity. A new team of volunteers arrives every week. Each team consists of 7 people and contributes money towards the costs of Kara Tepe, including providing breakfast for the week for the camp's residents (usually around 1000).

Plans for 2018

Because We Carry will continue to work in Kara Tepe camp. 90% of the camp consists of families, half of which are children. Kara Tepe is the shelter on Lesvos where the most vulnerable are housed.

 

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  Let's work together, to cover the needs of this humanitarian crisis, through a transparent platform

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Asterias-Starfish Foundation being on the refugees' crisis field for a long time, came face to face with emergency needs, lack of information and communication. Even now, when the flow is not so big, actually nobody knows the needs of the others. So many times, items are remaining in warehouses and refugees still need them. On the other hand, donors want to offer their help in this refugee crisis, but they cannot find where to channel this help.

We are launching this platform to help us to work more efficiently.  To let every organization have a clear view of the needs on the island of Lesvos. To give them access to funding when they haven't any, and give to the donors the full information they need, when they want to offer their help.

Let's work together, to cover the needs of this humanitarian crisis, through a transparent platform.

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