Stuart Chapman

I WANT YOU to assist ME in adding to the much needed support to help combat the most unhumanitarian movement of this century!
I've met some of the remarkable people / volunteers that freely and selflessly give up their time to support and serve this marvellous humanitarian charity aid. For me this will be my 2nd London -Surrey Ride (My picture is from 2018 Ride London) London adventure after riding for Hope and Aid Direct in 2018 and I also hope to volunteer and be part of the overseas convoys in time.
Here's a bit of history for you to take in.
2016 millions of people were forcibly displaced around the world as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations according to the UN’s Refugee Agency. At this time, we saw a significant increase in people entering Europe from the Middle East and North Africa due to escalating conflicts in those areas. So it does make sense that most of those people would be genuine refugees who are fleeing conflict, persecution and violence.
The journeys that they make are both incredibly dangerous and horrifying, with thousands drowning crossing the Mediterranean, tales of shocking brutality and abuse on the Balkan route, and photographs of human slave markets and torture in Libya; it only makes sense that these are journeys made by people who have absolutely no choice.
The majority of refugees we meet come from Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan, Eritrean, Iraq and Iran. The Global Peace Index lists the 28 most dangerous countries in the world and all of these are included – indeed, Afghanistan is ranked as number two and South Sudan as number three; they are fleeing the worst and most dangerous countries on this planet.

Stuart Chapman