• 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 legally registered non profit organisation doing what we can to help 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 right there on the front line.

    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 or shoes but other items are sorely needed!! We are facing the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII, so please help us to support those who need it. Want to get involved but not 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 and will be happy to supply you with it.

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

    Donations are always needed!!!!

    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 April 2019

     

     

     

    Blankets and sleeping bags. New or used. If not new they must be clean with no damage.

    New only. Dark leggings for women.

    Underwear and socks for men, women and children. New only.

     

    Sanitary items.

     

    Toothpaste. For adults and children.

    Small bars of soap.

    Small bottles of shower gel for men.

    Disposable razors for men and women

    Small packets of tissues.

    Intimate wipes.

    Hand towels. New only.

    Colouring books and pens for children.

    Blow bubbles.

     

    First Aid items.

     

    Dry and loose cough mixture.

    Sore throat lozenges.

    Grip/flu medications.


     

    What we do not accept.

     

    Clothes for adults and children.

    Toys.

    Old towels.

    Half used bottles of shower gel.

    Perfume and cosmetics.

    Shoes for adults or children.

    Tents.





     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 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.

    IN THE WOODS OF DUNKIRK. JANUARY 2019

    GIVING URGENT FIRST AID IN DUNKIRK. April 2019

    Putting a smile on a refugee child's face. Dunkirk March 2019

    One of our volunteers and a very happy refugee child. Dunkirk March 2019

  • 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! Next Trip is planned for Summer 2019

     

     

     

    Dunkirk March 2019

     

    A refugee in Dunkirk gave us a heart to say thank you for being there!

     

    Co-founder, director and head coordinator Oliver Wright. 

     

     

     

    Co-founder, director and first aid coordinator Michelle Wright.

     

     

     

    Charity member and coordinator Tom Vandenhecke

     

     

     

    Long term volunteer and coordinator Rebecca Brick Bramlett

     

     

     

  • Supporting refugees alongside our partner charity

    Calais Refugee Aid UK. "We're stronger together."

     

     

     

    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 2019, we are still doing what we can in Calais, Dunkirk, and Paris.

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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 TERRIBLE 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 typical day in Dunkirk where men, women, children and babies spend their lives in tents with the bare minimum of essentials.

    Dunkirk distribution. March 2019

    The children of Dunkirk forest and gymnasium

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

    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 2017 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 "Talking Helps" support team in Dunkirk.

    We do our best to connect with refugees.

    Rest in Peace sweet Mawda. A little angel now in heaven

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