Refugee Aid – International

The South West has now become a major point in the UK for sending aid across Europe. We need your help to continue to fund our aid projects. We are continually collecting and sending essential aid to the refugee camps in Greece, France. Through our collections across Devon and Cornwall, we can also help and support the refugee and asylum seeker community here on our doorstep in the South West. We ship pallets and containers of aid across to Greece and we collect and deliver essential aid across to Dunkirk and Calais.

We collect food, clothing, baby essentials, hygiene products, shelter and warmth and toys. As well as our aid appeals we run our Gift Box appeal each year across the community and schools. All are appeals are incredibly successful in generating awareness and support. We run mini aid appeals throughout the year. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about our international aid and how you can get involved by email info@ohob.org.uk

Working alongside other refugee aid groups across the South West including Wadebridge Refugee Aid Project, One and All Aid, Launceston Refugee Support Group, Bude Refugee Support, Exeter City of Sanctuary and Ottery Refugee Response Group we are continually shipping aid to where it is needed the most. We are currently collecting for Greece and France – we support the Hope Cafe in Athens, Attkia Human Support in Lesvos and Mobile Refugee Support in France. These are the three main grassroots groups in Greece and France who are recipients of the aid we collect. 

On October 21st we sent our first 40ft aid container to Attika Human Support in Lesvos Greece. In June 2018 we will be sending our second. We are currently collecting items for this container. A complete needs list can be found on our what to donate page. Please only donate what is on the list. We are also shipping to the Hope Cafe in Athens, a needs list can be found for these items below.

 

 

 

If you would like further information please get in touch or click on the links below.

The Hope Cafe  in Athens

We are collecting essential baby items for the Hope Café in Athens. The primary function of the Hope Cafe in Athens is to provide support, meals and essential aid items particularly in response to the need for nutritious meals for those unable to support themselves. The Hope Cafe was set up by a British lady who gave up her life here in the UK to dedicate her life to helping those who have been affected by conflict and had to flee their own country. As part of our humanitarian aid projects, the Hope Cafe is one of our Greece partners and we collect items for them on a continual basis and ship every 2 months. It is an honour and a privilege to be supporting the Hope Cafe and the dedicated team of volunteers.

 

Refugee Aid for the Hope Café in Athens:

Toiletries:

Soap

Shampoo – Conditioner

Shower Gel

Deodorant (M & W)

Shaving Gel/Foam

Razors

Sanitary Towels

Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

Head Lice Lotion

Paracetamol – Ibuprofen

Other Items:

Hairspray

Hair Gel

Tweezers

Nail Clippers

Unused or New Make Up (NO open or used items please)

New – Flip flops (NO used items please)

Hand Towels – Washed and Clean or New

Summer Hats and Caps

Mother & Baby Items:

Shampoo

Talcum Powder

Cotton Wool

Wet Wipes

Nappies – Sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 5 & 6

Breast Pads

Baby Towels

Nappy Rash Cream

Baby Bottle Teats

Gripe Water

Calpol

Stage 2 Baby Milk

Baby Bips

Steriliser Tablets

Baby Vests

Baby Bottles – Child Cups

Muslins

Baby Summer Hats

Baby Buggies (Good working order and clean)

New Underwear and Socks:

Men and Women – Small & Medium

Children – All sizes and age range