European Refugee Crisis: HHI in Croatia

Refugee Family

An aid worker helps a refugee mother and child pick some donated clothing items in a refugee camp in Croatia.

 

UPDATE: HHI continues to provide aid for thousands of refugees in Europe.  In January 2016, HHI  shipped 10,000 blankets to camps in Serbia.  Several thousand more, along with more aid and supplies, will be sent soon.

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Sept. 2015 – HHI responded to the refugee crisis unfolding in Europe.  An initial shipment of aid went to Greece and HHI placed a team on the ground in Croatia, working with relief agencies and partner orgs to coordinate delivering more aid.

Our team visited temporary camps erected along the Croatia/Serbian border, reporting back that although refugees rotate through every 24-36 hours the camps are overflowing capacity.

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Most of the refugees they encountered are coming from places like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.  They’ve made their way from these war-torn regions into Greece, then up into Serbia and then cross over into Croatia for processing, before moving on further into Europe.

Refugee Processing

Refugees await processing in large tents in a camp along the Croatia/Serbia border.

 

Relief Aid Shipped

So far, HHI has sent a shipment of 9,000 HHI Care Kits to help with this crisis.  The aid is en route to Greece and the International Medical Corps which will distribute the hygiene kits to refugees there.  Watch the video to see the first shipment being loaded onto a FedEx truck at our Operations Hub.

 

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