Help Those Fleeing The Ukraine To Safety

100% of donations made through BBS will go to the growing emergency needs from the on-going Ukraine crisis.

BBS has supported for over three years the work of A Drop in the Ocean.  Launched in 2015 with a simple team of 16 volunteer aid workers going to help with the refugee crisis on the Island of Lesvos, their commitment and presence in Greece has grown to many locations and a full range of support services for children and adults.

The co-ordination efforts, operational experience as well as an understanding of the immediates needs of refugees, emotional and physical, is now being called upon in Poland to manage the unfolding Ukraine crisis.

In November of 2021, A Drop in the Ocean were invited to Warsaw to participate in the knowledge exchange program entitled “Working with migrants and minorities in Poland and Norway”.
 
The second part of this program will take place the last week of February, 2022, in Trondheim, Norway, with the same participants from the Norwegian and Polish NGOs.
 
But due to the situation in Ukraine, they are now meeting the same organisations in Poland, this time not only to share their experience in theory, but also to put in joint efforts to support in the best possible way, in the difficult times ahead.
 
At the time of publishing this appeal, more than half a million Ukrainians have fled their country according to the UN, and many, many more are expected to leave within the next days and weeks.
 
While the call for volunteers with the expertise to work in the field has been met and the volunteering map is complete, the funding needs grow.
 
We know that A Drop in the Ocean and their partners in Poland, will be working non-stop to support the Ukraine refugees and ensuring that all donations are utilised to their fullest.
 
Our commitment is to ensure that all donations are immediately forwarded to A Drop in the Ocean for deployment… and 100% of what you give will support those in need.
 
Thank you 💙💛

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The details and pictures below represent A Drop in the Ocean’s on-going work in Greece.

Providing meaningful content for the residents in the camps is crucial to avoiding conflicts and to cultivating healthy communities where trauma survivors can begin to heal. Such content can be in the form of running clothing shops, hosting sewing classes, offering education programs for children, cultivating mental and physical wellness programs, overseeing constructions projects, and  beyond. With most of the world’s larger aid organisations having now left the Greek refugee camps, it’s up to smaller NGOs like A Drop in the Ocean to support the thousands of residents still in crisis. This inspiring organisation works to serve as many as 9,000 refugees at a time, both directly and indirectly, and needs the time, talents and donations of people just like you in order to continue their vital work.

If you would like to make a financial contribution to this project, please do so below. If you would like to learn more about being a volunteer with A Drop in the Ocean, please register on our BBS volunteer database here. If you would like to learn more about large-scale supply donations you or your organisation can make such as sewing machines, shoes, textiles, computers, etc., we invite you to contact us. We can’t wait to partner with you.

 

100% of donations made through BBS go to those in need.