Stepping foot into a new country, a new culture, without the guidance of my parents would have been a scary experience, had we not been welcomed into the open arms of our mentors.
Posted on Mon, 2015-11-09 10:12
As of October 2015, over 705,000 refugees have fled to Europe on unseaworthy boats and dinghies across the Mediterranean Sea. More than 3,200 refugees have died or are missing. These refugees are fleeing war, violence and persecution in their country of origin. 53% of these refugees are from Syria (UNHCR). Europe is suffering from the worst refugee crisis since World War II.
In response to this emergency, The World Federation and the Council of European Jamaats (CoEJ) partnered to provide humanitarian aid to the thousands of refugees arriving on the Greek island of Lesvos. A group of 10 volunteers travelled to Lesvos from 3rd to 10th October 2015 to meet The World Federation's team coordinator who arrived on the Island on 26th September 2015.
Please click here to read the full report of our work in Lesvos. We take this opportunity to thank each one of you for your support and contribution to the Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal 2015. Together, we were able to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the refugees entering Lesvos.
In Europe, click here.
Rest of the world, click here.
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In December 2013, the N2K Team, a group of youth from London (UK) walked from the Holy City of Najaf to the land of Karbala during Arbaeen 1435 to raise funds for The World Federation’s ‘Community Upliftment Project in Northeast Kenya’.
Zahra Rasool is a young woman to watch. She has steadily risen through the academic ranks in her chosen area of study and after winning awards and honours is now set on a project to highlight and encourage empowerment of women in India.