Ramadan

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Jangala, our Wi-Fi update!

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Just over ONE YEAR since the demolition of the Calais Jungle, and we’re still working hard on our W-Fi solutions for humanitarian emergencies.

Back in 2015, we put up the first large Wi-Fi network in the Jungle which was used by thousands of people every week.

After the partial demolition, we provided the Wi-Fi system used by the very first Refugee Info Bus which proved to be very useful during the entire demolition of the camp, when people needed information more than ever.

Fast forward to now, and we’re still working to provide internet access for some of the hundreds of people still living in precarious conditions in and around Calais.

Check out our page Jāṅgala for specific updates relating to Wi-Fi:

https://www.facebook.com/jangalawifi/

To donate to our work supporting refugee’s, please click on the link below:

 

Only peace

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When we arrive into a Syrian home, everyone says ‘Salaam-Alaikum’

The response is ‘Alaikum-Salaam’

When we leave everyone repeats ‘Ma Salaam’ over and over.

Salaam means peace.

The word comes up again and again.

Peace, peace peace.

This religion, culture, everything revolves around peace.

Only peace 

To donate to our continued work supporting refugee’s, please click on the ling below:

The importance of connection and love beyond a photograph

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“If the photographer doesn’t know or care who the people in the photograph are, neither will the audience.

This kind of distanced depiction of vulnerable people tends to create a similar distance between those people and the audience.

If the photographer is dedicated to capturing that which illustrates a persons vulnerability, then the audience will find that to be the most relevant thing about them. Not only is this kind of aesthetic distasteful, it’s a dehumanising process that is rife with real-world consequences.”

At the Worldwide Tribe we aim to share uplifting stories, the beautiful, positive details of the lives of the people we meet.

This community is not about vulnerability or the victims of a crisis, but the strength and unity of people against all odds.

Thank you Athens Refugee Project for joining us on this mission and verbalising this so beautifully.
Check them out here:
https://www.athensrefugeeproject.com/

To support our continued work with refugees:

 

What would you do with €1M?

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Recently, the residents of the camp we support in Oinofyta, close to Athens in Greece, had their regular donations of food taken away, and replaced by cash cards.

This caused a multitude of problems.

Primarily, the cash card system forces refugees to register their presence in Greece, which for those looking to seek asylum in another European country, simply do not want to register here for fear that this will keep them trapped in Greece more than the closed borders already do.

Food or freedom.

What a decision.

To assist the community with the new system, our friend and volunteer teacher Brittany Grace ran an adult English class on the topic of money, exploring vital phrases and sentences.

To finish, she played a game with her students: what would they do if they were given 1 million euros?

She was so humbled by their responses.
Expecting dreams of private jets and lavish holidays, her students completely surpassed her assumptions.

One student spoke of opening up a dentist surgery, to help assist the countless children round the camp with rotting teeth.

Another wanted to open up an Afghan restaurant, so he could bring his native food back to his people.

Another would use his wealth to overrule the current president of Afghanistan, and bring peace to his homeland.

One wanted to open up a luxury shoe shop, because he’d suffered so much hardship and just wanted to create beautiful things.

Our entire team is continually humbled by these incredible people.

Thank you Brittany Grace for your amazing work and words.

Diaspora Film Feature – Al-Kehdawy

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This is Al-Kehdawy, a Syrian grandfather we met in Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan.

He is a magical, gentle man who I bonded with straight away, despite not sharing a common language.

He is an artist and sculptor and spends his long days in the camp making models of traditional Syrian household items. He does this to keep the culture of his beloved homeland alive for the generations below him, who are being born into this camp in the desert, far from their home.

Al-Kehdawy tells his story in our latest film, Diaspora.

Diaspora weaves together the people and places that are STILL affected by the refugee crisis sweeping our world.

It’s 45 minutes long, but please take the time to honour our friends who shared their incredible stories and watch it.

Watch it instead of Love Island tonight (or as well as…you have just enough time before it starts).

This is important.

PLEASE SHARE. Everyone needs to see this.

To donate:

Diaspora

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To celebrate Eid and Refugee Week, The Worldwide Tribe presents….Diaspora.

From Syrians to Sudanese, from refugees to volunteers, from Europe to the Middle East…millions of people are affected by the refugee crisis we are STILL in the midst of.

People are on the move in the biggest migration the world has ever seen…

…But why?

Where are they going?

Why are they leaving?

Who are these people and what does this mean for the world as we know it?

How is the world responding?

In an attempt to meet those affected and find out…we bring you Diaspora.

Directed and Edited by Jamie Noel http://www.jamienoeldirector.com/

How to Make a Difference on World Refugee Day

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It’s World Refugee Day today and we should all take this as the perfect opportunity to take action and DO something.
Anything.

POSSIBLE ACTIONS:

1. DONATE: https://mydonate.bt.com/donation/start.html?charity=128227
2. VOLUNTEER: www.theworldwidetribe.com/volunteer

3. SHARE this post to raise awareness about the following five facts:

1. This is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time
2. The world has never seen migration like this – not even during / after WWII
3. It’s happening on our doorstep, people are still living in camps in France and Greece and lots of the places we might be going on holiday this summer.
4. IT’S STILL HAPPENING.
Although the media might have gone a bit quiet about it, people are still risking their lives crossing land and sea to find safety.
5. We can all do SOMETHING.
It might not be time or money, but awareness, education and understanding are also important. Read, learn and share, it’s all of our responsibility to do so.

Don’t do it for you, or for us, do it for these kids who are living in a refugee camp in Greece after fleeing war.