Water, sanitation and shelter for people in need.

A minimum standard of dignity for refugees.

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People fleeing war and persecution arrive in Europe to find themselves living in adverse conditions.

The simplicity of everyday activities, that we take for granted at home, become challenging hurdles in a refugee camp.

We want to change that. That is why we provide clean water, sanitation facilities and safe shelter in places where it is most needed and based on international standards.

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"All people have the right to safe drinking water, sanitation, shelter and basic services."

Ban Ki-moon
Former UN Secretary General

Some of our projects

2017 | The Barracks, Serbia

In Belgrade, between 700 and 1200 refugees were living in disused warehouses in inhumane conditions; without any available water or toilets.

After a quick needs assessment we decided to help those living in the so-called 'Barracks.'

For a minimum standard of hygiene we installed sinks and 15 portable toilets as quickly as possible.

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2017 | Sombor, Serbia

The families living in Sombor camp were accommodated in two houses with sanitation facilities, whilst the 200 men living in tents outside shared one toilet and two shower containers.

In just three weeks we repaired bathrooms, cleaned the toilet container and improved the shower containers.

We even fixed the damaged swings and roundabout on the playground for the children in camp.

Some of our projects

2018 | Moria Camp, Greece

Stagnant water is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria – and a serious health threat in many refugee camps.

To overcome this issue, we created our own 'WASH pads': custom-made water access points designed for laundry and dish washing, personal hygiene and access to drinking water, with constant drainage.

In this manner we installed 16 'WASH pads' in Moria, in addition to four outdoor showers and two sinks.

Some of our projects

2019 | Moria Camp, Greece

In 2019 we continued our vital work in Moria. We used the vacant space next to an existing 'WASH container' to build an entirely new 'WASH station'.

We utilised the 50 square metres to place two additional ‘WASH containers’ which we previously refurbished, and to build a 'WASH pad' for household tasks as well as personal hygiene.

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