Toys and clothes collection for newly arrived refugees

Toys and clothes collection for refugees - Namur - Belgium © François Struzik - simply human 2015

 Europe has to face a massive arrival of refugees coming mainly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Reluctant to migrants, some part of the european people and politics has shown a deep animosity, including inhuman laws and treatment.

Nevertheless and somehow unpredictably, a solidarity movement has grown in many of the communities, organizing the welcome and sometimes even providing primary needs like food, blankets, ...

In the small city of Namur, a center for refugees has open in a old military base, run bu the Red-Cross. In cooperation with the Red-Cross a collective of citizen has organized activities, clothes and toys collection, breakfast, … for and with the refugees. Their aim is to make them feel welcome in Belgium and break the prejudices amongst the local population.