Refugee Relief

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Join us in Salzburg, Austria to lend a helping hand to refugee families, many of whom have travelled hundreds of miles on perilous journeys to reach safety in Europe.

Raise funds to provide nutritional meals and basic essentials to those in need.

Reserve your place now by paying the £150 registration fee which includes transport and accommodation.

Details

Date

12 February 2016

Venue

Refugee Camp, Salzburg, Austria

Background Information

As hundreds of thousands of people are forced to flee the conflict zones of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, Europe is witnessing a refugee crisis, the likes of which has not been seen in this part of the world since the second world war.

Building on the work we have already been carrying out in the Middle East and other war-torn parts of the world, Muslim Hands is working on several fronts to provide support to refugees travelling through Europe.

Over 2,500 people have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean in 2015 and over 60% of migrants travelling to Europe in the past year are in fact refugees fleeing from conflict zones, resulting in the largest mass movement since World War 2.


Refugee Camp in Salzburg, Austria

The Muslim Hands project in Salzburg has so far provided over 180,000 hot meals to refugees since Friday 16th October 2015. The Austrian government have granted access to Muslim Hands to exclusively provide lunch and dinner at the refugee camp.

The camp itself is the final stop for refugees before moving on to the German border, 6km away. Predominantly, the refugees are originally from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, with many others from developing countries such as Sudan, Nepal, Somalia and Bangladesh.

This trip will give you the opportunity to help prepare, cook and serve hot meals to the refugees. You will also be spending time with refugees, hearing their stories and bringing a smile to children's faces by distributing toys, balloons and colouring books.

Q. How can I register?

A. You can register by clicking on the 'Register' button at the top of this page.

Once you have registered, please pay the registration fee of £150 to secure your place and submit your DBS details to imran.ahmed@muslimhands.org.uk

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. All participants are required to raise a minimum of £850 by the 5th February 2016.

Q. Who can take part?

A. You must be 18 years old and MUST hold a valid DBS/CRB check.

Q. What do I need to bring with me?

A. A change of clothes for the 2 nights. A warm jacket and gloves are essential.
You will also need to bring a fully charged mobile phone along with a European Plug (2 pin plug or 3 to 2 pin adapter).

Q. Where will I stay?

A. You will be staying in a hotel situated close to the refugee camp. All rooms will be shared and men and women will sleep separately.

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Questions?

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

We will aim to reply within 2 working days, but it can take a little longer during busy times.

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