Serbia

  • Recent convoys here in 2017 and 2018
  • Laundry established in 2017 to support refugees
  • 1200 people in a single refugee camp near Belgrade station
  • Many convoys since 1999, largest ever in 2003, 5 x 40 tonne and 9 x 7.5 tonne 

Greece

  • Main focus of charity's attention since 2015
  • In excess of 60,000 refugees stuck in Greece at the moment
  • Efforts have been focused in Lesvos and Chios to date, as well as refugee camps around the mainland centred on Thessaloniki and Athens

Kosovo

  • In excess of 30 convoys to Kosovo since the Balkans war
  • Most recent visit to Kosovo in October 2016
  • Still a big need and still on the charity's radar

“Dear friends of Hope and Aid Direct. Albert Camus, the French Philosopher said that where there is no hope, we must invent it. That powerful notion, inventing hope where there is none, lies at the heart of Hope and Aid Direct’s work. Thank you for helping to sustain the noble mission of this remarkable organisation. In the name of the people of Kosova, thank you again. Arijeta Musliqi”

Syria

  • A 40 foot container of aid sent by boat to Turkey and then transferred to Syria
  • 11m Syrians are refugees or displaced we are helping them in Greece and elsewhere 

Montenegro

  • Largest refugee camp in the Balkans remains in Montenegro from the Balkans war
  • Konik 1 and 2 camps still very much in need of aid
  • Two trips to Konik, one in 2010 and another in 2015

The Philippines

  • In the 2013 typhoon, 6300 people were killed
  • 6 x 40ft containers of humanitarian aid sent by boat 
  • We followed by air to ensure aid was received and delivered to those in need

Romania

  • There were huge floods in Romania in 2005 and 2006
  • An emergency convoy arranged to help flood victims
  • 3 x 40 tonne trucks and 3 x 7.5 tonne trucks in 2 separate convoys