I’ve been sitting, trying to think where to start writing this update. What a year it has been! Like all charities, we have not been immune to the effects of the Covid pandemic. The fact that ASN Team UK remains voluntarily run with minimal overheads has been a saving grace. In fact, last year our administrative, fundraising and running costs accounted for just 2.5% of our expenditure. We remain committed to keeping these costs as low as possible as we want you to be confident that your donations and support have maximum positive impact.
Despite a significant downturn in our income last year we still achieved to provide funding of over £31,000 to our partners in Greece including; Love Without Borders, The Greek Council For Refugees, Cribs International, ECHO100Plus, Naomi Project, and The Orange House. This means your support has helped to fund emergency needs, accommodation, food, medical care, and education. Thank you for helping us make a difference.
Our Team got our heads together a few months ago to think strategically given the current environment we are operating in. We agreed to focus our support on the organisations where we can make the most impact to the most people.
So what’s happening in Greece right now? The number of people arriving has slowed. This could possibly be due to the alleged push backs that have recently been reported on in the wider media. According to UNHCR, 1316 people arrived by sea to Greece between January and June this year, with the majority of people being from Afghanistan, and a further 2500 by land. However, many thousands of Refugees and Asylum Seekers remain in Greece. The situation in the country remains complex and many people remain in dire need.
We have had to rethink how we fundraise. Our new refreshed organic cotton T Shirt collection has proved extremely popular. If you haven’t got yours yet, click here!
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We remain forever thankful to our individual donors, and friends who continue to support us- Bearwood Action For Refugees, East Hoathly and Halland Village of Sanctuary, Kings Heath Action For Refugees, The Network For Social Change and St Peters Mission Group.