24th October 2015

posted 24 Oct 2015, 12:41 by Chris Cox   [ updated 24 Oct 2015, 12:43 ]

I haven't posted for a few days as I have been busy in the Camp looking at possible better ways to distribute aid to ensure we get to those in need. 


I am, however, going to have a minor rant (well I have not had one before).  It concerns those coming over with the intention of distributing in the camp by themselves. 


This is not a good idea because it is difficult for newcomers to know what is needed where. If everything is not completely sorted ready for distribution, it can cause big problems with the refugees not understanding what is happening. 

What happens in the end is that most of it goes to waste as it might well not be is wanted.   The biggest crime though is committed when those that are unable to distribute all the goods end up dumping it!   That is a complete waste.


Here is a photo I took this evening where the occupants of one van had just dumped the contents. 



What this does is 
1. Create a terrible waste
2. Turn the refugees into scavengers that does nothing for their dignity.
3. Give sections of the press the perfect picture to show over-supply or ungrateful refugees

In all these scenarios the only people that get harmed are the very people we are trying to help: the Refugees

I urge everyone to please make contact with the people here on the ground that are here to help. hat way we all serve the refugees better.   Let's just be one big team