Actions and Projects for start of 2016

Our next actions/ assistance projects are:
1) Buy beds & 24 mattresses for Tilos transit camp for the elderly, sick, pregnant ladies & babies to sleep
2) Carry on supporting Chios People’s Street Kitchen
3) Keep sending aid to Chios Island
4) Getting aid to Macedonia by buying locally in Skopje and also another initiative which we can’t announce yet but we are working on
5) Add aid to containers bound for Syria
6) Work with Edinburgh Cares on initiatives and projects in Syria, Lebanon & Turkey

And also:

– Talks to raise awareness about the refugee crisis
– More fundraising events
– Private Screening of ‘Flight of the Refugees’ by LA Director Elias Matar.

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Next actions & projects you can support

Our next actions/ assistance projects are:
1) Buy beds & 24 mattresses for Tilos transit camp for the elderly, sick, pregnant ladies & babies to sleep
2) Carry on supporting Chios People’s Street Kitchen
3) Keep sending aid to Chios
4) Getting aid to Macedonia by buying locally in Skopje
5) Add aid to containers bound for Syria
6) Work with Edinburgh Cares on initiatives and projects in Syria, Lebanon & Turkey

– Do talks to raise awareness about the refugee crisis
– More fundraising events
– Private Screening of ‘Flight of the Refugees’ by LA Director Elias Matar.

Kids and Baby Complete Sets of Clothes

Imagine pulling a baby or child out of the sea and how you can help them immediately to be dry and warm.

If you have boxes and boxes of stuff to rifle clothesthrough ( I know this first hand in Macedonia when people needed stuff quickly and it caused me so much upset not being able to get my hands to an item they needed straight away) it can take ages and lead to them being cold and wet

So we followed someone’s advice and we have made over 150 baby and kids packs. I say we I mean all the volunteers like Katharine, Ali, Dave, Genny, Genny’s daughter, Gaye and several other kind souls.

So the kids ones have in socks, underwear, long sleeved layer, jumper/warm top and trousers.

Babies packs have in two napppies, one or two vests, one or two sleepsuits, hat and mitts and a warm outer/ fleecy suit/ snow suit.

These will be leaving for Chios week commencing 11th January.

 

Island2Island Relief Initiative with Eleni

I want to share some exciting news with everyone. A new initiative from Eleni Bouboussis and I called “Island2IslandRelief” has identified a number of surpluses in warehouses on Lesvos and so a 40ft container was arranged to take this surplus aid from Lesvos to Chios to help out with the situation in Chios.
The contents is as follows:
Toiletries, shoes (women’s/children’s), coats (men’s/ women’s), scarves, towels, children’s hats & gloves, emergency blankets, baby nappies & baby milk.

This is the second such initiative with one 40ft container already funded by another donor a few weeks ago.

So UAREUK funded the 650 euros to transport the 40ft container door to door to get much needed aid to the refugees

This has been possible thanks to a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. Thankyou

Good news comes in threes!

A post of mine to our facebook group on 6th January sharing lots of positie news:

So the three pieces of good news so far (posted below):
1) Under our initiative with Eleni Bouboussis “Island2IslandRelief” we have paid for 40ft container full of surplus aid to go to Chios, it was loaded today and left port bound for Chios at 8pm Greek time will arrive tomorrow (funded by an anonymous donor)
2) Women on the move Awards winner “Woman of the Year” and Syrian, Sonia Khoury, has agreed to attend our Love to Syria event with the screening of Elias Matar’s ‘Flight of the Refugees’
3) Remember I told you about Kate Chapman andNicole Van Den Eijnde’s group that has raised money for the Chios supplies? They have sent another £1116.92 which will go the supply the kitchen ingredients
and so now for number 4..

We’ve bought Tilos Island Refugee camp a Kitchen

So good news 4 is that we have paid for an industrial cooker and associated equipment which has now been shipped over from the mainland to Tilos.

This will be the kitchen for the transit camp as opposed to the wood fire outside (pictured) they have had to use so far and we have made a donation contract between UAREUK and the Mayor of Tilos for this equipment for the Transit camp.

Macedonia Aid In….

To solve the issues with getting aid into Macedonia we are going to try and set up a registered humanitarian organisation with the ministry and customs if we can so we can send and they can receive aid. We would sort key items and then facilitate others sending, through us as a registered org. lets see what happens as there is a cost to do this but they need a proper flow of continuous aid to help the volunteers be able to help. Lets hope Valentina Georgievska and I can pull this off! xx

The kindest gesture…

Well…I went to a local charity shop today I go to quite a bit to buy baby & kids jackets and stuff for the refugees like shoes.
They rung it all in the till, whilst my son was busy unloading the contents of the toy car basket onto the floor and when she had finished she said hold on don’t put your card in yet and went to the back. i thought oooh maybe she has remembered something else that they have in the back that I might want to buy.
So I focused on Sunny and getting the cars back in the box and when I looked up…she was paying for it (£26.55) on her own debit card!!!!!!!!!! She said it was instead of buying a christmas outfit for herself she wanted to give it to us.
Truly amazed what a lovely gesture xx

Want to help us? near or far :)

Ways to help support our projects
A) In the UK:
1) Send by paypal to contact@uareuk.com

2) By bank transfer/ pay into:
Account Name: UAREUK
Bank: HSBC
Sort Code: 40-47-26
Account: 42663929

3) Donate to our fundraising page (£ Sterling)

gofundme.com/assistrefugees

B) Outside of UK
1) Send direct donations from outside of the UK to:
Account Name: UAREUK
Bank: HSBC
BIC/ Swift Code: MIDLGB22
IBAN: GB49MIDL40472642663929

2) Donate to our euro fundraising page

https://www.lepotcommun.fr/pot/g6d6blwo

C) Items/Physical aid:

Amazon wish list: http://www.amazon.co.uk/…/2…/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_ixGiwb101ZBQN
(goes straight to me for packing)