• We are an offically registered charity giving direct aid to those who need it. Please help us to help so many! Account number.

    BE95 0018 4395 6458

    VZWGent4Humanity refugee crisis support

  • We are a Belgium based non profit organisation doing what we can to help the thousands of misplaced refugees across europe

    We believe that every human being has the right to be treated fairly and in dignified way.

    Getting involved with this very special

    international Gent based fusion.

    You can volunteer" on our 'one day' trips to Calais and Dunkirk, . We have a variety of projects on offer, and you will be spending time with refugees. But you must speak very good English, be able to commute to Gent very early in the morning of departure, and legally entitled to cross borders.

     

     

     

    Our four step volunteer process is important and it’s that simple!

    This is in place for every single applicant. It ensures that we have the commitment from you to make our team work efficiently in a front line volunteering situation.

    Step one. You apply by giving your email address.

    Step two. You fill out the application form.

    Step three. You sign our ethics and confidentiality form

    Step four. You attend the volunteer meeting and training.

     

    "You can donate money" We need it to buy special items like new socks and underwear, medical essentials, and water to prevent dehydration. If you give a donation over 40 euros we can send you an "attest" letter you can use to get a percentage of your donation back in your taxes. Belasting. Our account is right there on the web page header.

    "You can give us your items" We no longer take second hand clothes. Right now warm winter items are sorely needed!! We are facing the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII. Please help us to help those who need it. No sure what to give? It's always best to contact us first either on our contact form, email or via private message on our facebook page. We update our list constantly.

    An urgent aid campaign for refugees living rough in Dunkirk and Calais The constant bad conditions they are foced to endure takes it's toll so this winter we do what we can to keep them warm!!

     

     

     

    We are pleased to accept items you have personally collected, but only from the list we supply.

    We do not pick up your donations, and in order to bring anything to us in Gent central a prearranged day and hour is required. We can even arrange for you to drop off some evenings and weekends.

     

    Our latest list for January 2019

     

    Warm Socks. Men, women and children. New only.

    Wool Gloves, beanies and scarves. Either new or in very good condition.

    Bra’s. New or used, but must be in very good condition

    Women and children's underwear. New only.


     

    For our first aid station.

     

    Cough medicine.

    Cream for Eczema.

    Muscle pain cream

    Strepsils.

    Anti itch cream.

    Indigestion and heartburn tablets.

    Paracetamol


     

    What we do not accept and will reject.

     

    Clothes of any description.

    Tents

    Pillows

    Quilts

    Household items

    Used socks and underwear.

    Shoes






     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Video's@Gent4Humanity

    Another winter in Dunkirk. We filmed this on Saturday the 25th of November 2017. The hearbreak and desperation of the refugees is clear to see even in 2018

    Winter in Calais and Dunkirk. We filmed this on Saturday the 27th of January 2018. Another year, and nothing has changed except the number of desperate refugees has risen.

    Our trip to Paris in June 2018 was challenging but very worthwhile. Since then the tent camp in St.Denis has been taken down and many refugees are now displaced onto the streets of the city.

  • Who We Are

    A caring non profit organisation based in the heart of Gent Belgium

    Gent4Humanity makes it happen every month!

    YOU TOO CAN HELP.

    Would you like to volunteer with us? Think you have what it takes to make a difference alongside our dynamic and international team of helpers? Interested? Please contact us via facebook or by email in English to

    Gent4Humanity15@gmail.com

     

     

     

    Are you a First Aider?

    We need you!

    We are always needing people who are willing to treat refugees in the most challenging circumstances. Interested? Please contact us via facebook or by email.

    Gent4Humanity15@gmail.com

     

     

     

    Paris. May 2018

    We took an experienced group of our volunteers to Paris for the day to give first aid and mental health support.

    This is our second trip and it will not be our last!

     

     

     

    First Aid Paris

     

    This really was front line volunteering with all our first aid items in backpacks, and uncertain if a refugee's cough could beTB, or the skin condition that looks like scabies.

     

     

  • Supporting refugees in Greece

    Every few months we ship boxes of much needed aid to those who need it. Many thousands of refugees are stranded there in very inhumane conditions, and are now at risk of losing vital support as charities are withdrawing services from camps and other areas. EU funding has been cut since the end of July 2017 leaving people at the mercy of the Greece government and their limited rescources.

     

     

     

    A time to remember and reflect on. Goodbye Jungle camp....

     

    Our final trip as a large group to the Jungle camp was on Saturday the 8th of October 2016 when this iconic photo was taken. We all felt the end was coming. Tension was rising among the refugees. A few weeks later it was gone, but the crisis is far from over. Now in April 2018, we are still doing what we can in Calais, Dunkirk, Paris, and Greece.

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    True empathy is looking someone else in the eye and realizing you could be them, and that the only thing separating you is luck, and, in the case of a refugee, geography.

    A DEVASTING END FOR THE CAMP IN DUNKIRK. April 2017

    ~~~~To be in my shoes~~~~The refugee

    August 2017.
    A powerful and emotional new poem by one of our founders and coordinator Oliver Wright who has spent over 14 months helping refugees.
    "This is dedicated to all those I have sought to help in precarious and suffering circumstances. Thanks to all those who read and share."
    Today I smile because a God gave me another chance,
    I left to start again...
    My arms, my legs and my brain my luggage,
    As I began to miss my land, the sea behind me, freedom ahead somewhere.
    I only wanted to obtain what I couldn't find there. To face a new life is tough but, it's much harder having no future at all, seeing your loved ones starve.
    I never had anything that belonged to me, not even the hope of food and water...
    In your films you told me this was the land of bread and honey. What was I to do?. Put yourself in my shoes...
    Glorious dreams yet empty pockets,
    A hopeless ambition for a brighter tomorrow.
    Misery is bearable in company, I guess...
    Yesterday I envisaged a flag of peace fading,
    And I can still remember my mother faking having food in the kitchen.
    In some parts of the world pain is routinary,
    To be in my shoes, to hear my blues.
    Some avoid puddles, others minefields,
    Along the shore where my father died, the lighthouse illuminates my exodus from my motherland.
    Walk with me along the streets of acrimony,
    And you'll see values called illegal in miniature.
    To be in my shoes! Tell me, how do you feel?
    To be in my shoes! How are your neighbours doing?
    To be in my shoes! And with your fathers-in-law, huh?
    It's all the same... All the same...
    Do you think it's easy to avoid the police? Really?
    Do you know what it's like to have no papers?
    Do I ask too much when I ask a policeman to treat me as sir?, REALLY?,
    Tell me grandmother as you are among them,
    Which star shines the brightest for me?
    And how can I make them understand my nature, who I am?.
    Don't define us as 'boat people', and the boats you see on the news are real... Not just something on your TV.
    Behind the images are people you know?... The voyages painful..
    It's 2017... Put yourself in my shoes...

     

    Because of your donations we are able to help so many. A cold day in Dunkirk where we distrubuted a lot of much needed items. November 2017.

    Another cold January morning in Dunkirk looking for refugees who sometimes wait in hiding for help to come.

    The children of Dunkirk forest and gymnasium

    Taking a break in the forest of Dunkirk with a brave and kind hearted refugee.

    We keep wishing for a better future for so many. Please let them have it.

    A Refugee mother and her children in Dunkirk.

    A refugee child in Dunkirk. What will be his future?

    Our event 'Just Like You' raised awareness of the on-going refugee crisis and the horrors of Syria on Saturday March the 10th in Gent. It was a great turnout and we hope a serious learning curve.

    Gent4humanity volunteers in Paris June 2018. A top front line team ready for anything.

    Our mental health support team in Dunkirk. July 2018. 'Talking helps'

    July 2018. Over 500 hundred refugees in Dunkirk. We did our best.

    November 2018. Cold and rainy all day but we didn't stop. This is the role of a front line volunteer. Out there in all weathers;

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