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One Human Race

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Raised by 104 people in 12 months
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Please note the total raised correspondents to this campaign and my previous one started in late 2015.
Due to GoFundMe changing their fee structure, I was forced to close down the original campaign in order to benefit from the new lower fees. 

I am a dual British / German citizen resident in London and hold a full time job as a long haul flight attendant for a major airline, which allows me to spent 10 days every months in Athens helping refugees of war. 

I fundraise for displaced people stranded in Greece and when needed other locations in Europe.
I am currently housing 16 Syrians in Athens, provide food, clothing, legal aid to many more in and around Athens wherever they may have fled from.
All donations are spent for the sole purpose to help displaced fellow human beings with no political or religious motivation or connection at all.  


IT IS COMING UP TO 3 YEARS  NOW, SINCE I GOT INVOLVED  SUPPORTING  HUMANS DISPLACED BY WAR.  
IT STARTED WITH A TRIP HELPING AT THE SERBO-CROAT BORDER.

THE LAST 34 MONTHS  HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER, AND I HOPE I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF THOSE BORN WITHOUT THE RIGHT PASSPORT A LITTLE.

THE WORSENING HUMANITARIAN AND POLITICAL SITUATION IN EUROPE ONLY MAKES ME MORE DETERMINED TO HELP.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT PEOPLE FLEEING WAR AND TERROR. HISTORY WILL PROOF US RIGHT!

YOUR DONATIONS HAVE HELPED REFUGEES IN GREECE, FRANCE, SPAIN,  GERMANY, SERBIA, MACEDONIA, ITALY, POLAND, TURKEY, BRITAIN, THE NETHERLANDS, BOSNIA AND TURKEY 

THANK YOU
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Summary of the 5 day trip to Athens I just returned from, to make up for lack of any updates whilst on the ground.

THEFLAT@Athens is continuing to house 15 young Syrians, we decided to place a greater emphasis on each resident either having to work or take part in regular minimum 3x weekly language classes as a requirement for free lodging.

Lavrio II Camp, is still housing 100 mainly Syrian Kurds and I was able to deliver 300 bags of Arabic bread and 25 watermelons to support them.

Malakasa Camp’s unofficial Afghan population has increased slightly and stands at around 300, who are still living in deplorable conditions, please see photos attached. I visited twice during my stay and took 600 bags of Arabic bread, 20 watermelons and 2 fridges to keep at least the milk cold during the next few months of intensive heat.

I was very happy to be able to assist the indestructible Hilde Gruber with her request to provide baby formula for an Afghan family of 8.
Sophia had just given me two perfectly timed large bags of children’s clothes highly appreciated by the mother. The sight of this family including a 4 month old in a flimsy tent doesn’t need further description.
The mother had also asked me for head lice treatment and in another perfectly timed coincidence Jess Webster mentioned Kerrie Moor having received a large donation of lice treatment kits which enabled me to take 300 kits to Malakasa Camp.
To thank Kerrie and Hope Cafe I was able to give her 1000 tea bags in return.

Thanks to a very quick and generous response to my recent call out for help, I could pay for H., a young very motivated Afghan, to move out of his flimsy tent and into shared housing in Athens at a cost of €110 per month, plus another €90 to cover basic needs for the next 6 months.

During the 5 days I could purchase €300 of basic foods for the THEFLAT, take the guys out for a shawarma dinner, buy 30 pairs of underwear, purchase €50 of food for an unaccompanied minor and another €100 of food for a family of 5 recently returned from an unsuccessful year long attempt to reach Northern Europe via Serbia.

And With the help of Lilly Zaarour and Meilani Youzar I spent one evening distributing 800 bottles of Mango juice donated by Sohail Sorkar of Dhaka Market, to the homeless living on the streets of Athens.

Last but not least was the delivery of a state of the art stand up wheelchair to a Syrian man living in Athens on behalf of Leah Wild from the UK.
Unfortunately this was slightly damaged by the airline on the flight over, they have however assured me that repair costs will be refunded in full.

If any aid group is in need, I have around 3000 bags of tea stored and ready to be collected from Platia Amerikis. Negia Milian?

A general thank you goes out to Jess Webster , Ale Cábez, σοφια αβαδιστα,Amalia Altourk, Poppy Aper and Meg Storey for all their support.
Where are the men in this man made crisis? Manu Asencor Blanc .. is one of the few exceptions to this rule ...

Finally meeting Sophie Hetherington Heywood after so many years was definitely one of the highlights of the trip along with spending a few hours at a beach club near Lavrio , where Yasser Nouri found a well paid summer job, with Sophie and Maria.

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Quick update :
H. found a space in a shared apartment for €110 per month.
Thanks to your donations I can guarantee him to cover the rent for 6 months and give him an additional €90 until he gets his EU funded cash card of €150 per month for at least 3-4 months
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You can’t help everyone, but you can help someone

This has been and is my mantra along with that of the majority of independent volunteers/ grassroots groups involved helping refugees in Greece and countries all over Europe.

I met H. a few months ago in an unofficial tent settlement outside a government run camp near Athens. He is legally registered as an asylum seeker in Greece but unable, like so many others to find a space inside an official camp, which means absolutely no support, as no address disqualifies from the few benefits, enabled by EU emergency funding, available to asylum seekers.

So far he doesn’t stand out, 1000s of others are in the same situation.
H. is in his early 20s and from Afghanistan, he speaks fluent English and it was immediately obvious that he is highly educated.
When I met him he had only been in Hellas for 2 months.

After a brief chat we exchanged our Facebook details and H. messaged me shortly after, asking me if I knew of any Greek courses he could take.
I will attach photos of where H. is living , and very few of us if any would be thinking of going to school if faced with such conditions.

I sent him 2 or 3 links to courses I knew of and then didn’t hear from H. again until I returned to Athens 3 weeks later.

To my absolute astonishment he had enrolled in two Greek courses as there were no daily ones available and was travelling 90mins from his camp to Athens and back again every single day - he achieved, what takes the few others who attempt to learn Greek many months, in just a few weeks.
I think I can say hand on heart that H.’s level of motivation is if not unique, but very close to.
( the only comparable experience I can recount was in 2015 when a young compatriot of H.’s asked me on a beach in Lesvos, still soaking wet and only a few mins off a rubber dinghy from Turkey, if I knew of any online German courses he could download on his phone).

I know there are hundreds of others deserving and in need of the help, but after quite some soul searching, I decided to give H. the break he deserves and pay his rent in a shared flat in Athens for a minimum of 6 months.
The cost of giving someone the chance to change his life is around €100 per month in this case.
If you would like to help me support H., please either click on the GoFundMe link below or the PayPal one. Please reference “ for H.”

Thank you & tashakoor

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PayPal onehumanrace.org@gmail.com
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ONE HUMAN RACE SPENDING
13.05 - 06.06.2019

LHR-ATH-LHR Flights £125 ( incl two suitcases)
Car Hire 1-6.6 £141
Zip Car London for collection of donations £65
Transport other £9
Accommodation £45
Petrol £124
Motorway fees £38

THE FLAT@ATHENS
Rent : prepaid / 3 monthly
Facility management £90
Electricity bill £189
Window repair £18
Wardrobe scenters £6
Cleaning products £31
Toiletries £25 366
LIDL Food for THE FLAT@Athens £161
Food for Eid celebration / THE FLAT £220

MALAKASA CAMP
LIDL EID Shop for Malakasa Camp £310 ( £180 covered by Zahida)
Milk 168 litres £119
Nappies and 24l milk £29
50kg rice £45
600 eggs £54
10kg dates £27
300 bags of rice £135

LAVRIO CAMP
10 watermelons £23
Milk 120 litres £84
300 bags of Arabic bread £135
42kg of lamb £152
Dates 10kg £27

OTHERS
5000 tea bags £50
Food for Afghan family of 5 £43
Hostel accommodation total 3 nights for 2 Afghan guys £81
Ferry ticket Athens-Chios / Afghan refugee £45
Emergency dental treatment for 4 £135
389 pairs of flip flops £398
Eid present syrian kids Accra £36
Miscellaneous £92

CASH SUPPORT
Cash O. £36 ( O/B M.Barett)
Cash N. £23
Phone top up £5
Cash M. £320 ( O/B Donate4Refugees)
Cash S. £135 ( O/B Donate4Refugees)
Cash R. £135 ( O/B HR)


INDIRECT COSTS : £547
DIRECT AID SPENDING : £3055
TOTAL : £3602
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