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Assistance to refugees - people without a home and country

13 August 2013

On 13.08.2013, the household items collected by the colleagues from Sopharma, have been donated to the Necessities of Life Collection Centre.

The refugees - people without a home and country

The flow of refugees to Bulgaria has increased this year. By the end of July this year, about 1,800 refugees have been registered in our country, with applications filed. For the last year 2012 the total number of refugees was 1400. We expect that until the end of this year their number might be over 3,000 which is unprecedented. Such large refugee flow occurred in 2001-2002.

Bulgaria is generally used as an intermediate point on the way to other countries. However, the conditions in which such families are living, are extremely severe. People need both a shelter, which is care of the state, and clothing and essential household items. Every home will have their favourite or not so favourite items which have been stored somewhere to not stand in the way of the inhabitants. Kitchen utensils may be to us remnants of long used, scattered and already boring dinner service, but to refugees they may be a real treasure.

For further information, please visit this Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/humanitarian.aid.bg

There is a donations collection point at: Sofia, 1 Iliensko Chose (see the photos for easier orientation); every week on Tuesdays and Fridays you can find Linda Auanis, who is in charge of collecting the aids. Meeting her will be remarkable experience!