Frames for refugees2019-10-14
This summer we decided to donate 2000 reading glasses to the humanitarian foundation Bring Hope. They mainly work with refugee camps near Syria. Our glasses were distributed in a camp in the Iraqui part of Kurdistan together with the UN fraction IOM. Here is an update from Bring Hope.
In a lot of our stories, you read about the different distributions we have but none of that would happen without great collaboration and donations from all over the world. The other day we received a truck full of humanitarian aid that came all the way from Sweden. It was filled to the brim with pallets full of clothes and reading glasses. We were able to unload the truck in our warehouse and do a full inventory. This is needed so we know exactly what we have so we can allocate it to the places that need it most. Our goal is always to have an empty warehouse. We don’t want humanitarian aid sitting in our warehouse while there are communities that need it. Having an empty warehouse also assures there is always space for new donations and make it easy for us to act quickly in emergency situations.
Right after unloading the truck and doing inventory we start distributing it to many different places. We make sure it all gets to the communities who otherwise won’t get help. Communities that live in refugee camps, children that live in orphanages, people who are ill, families that live below the poverty line or are homeless and people that lost everything due to war and conflict. In other words; human beings. A lot of the times we organise the distributions ourselves but we also make sure to bring the necessary aid to clinics, schools and hospitals and they make sure it gets to the people who need it.
Everyone deserves help. And together with all of you who donate, whether it is humanitarian aid, a financial donation or your words of support we can reach those communities and make a difference in the world. That’s why we would like to thank all of you and our donors who are responsible for us being able to carry out our mission and bring hope to those who need it most.
Thank you Opo Scandinavia!
Text: Carolien Nieuweboer / shared by Bring Hope