Project Serbia

Our group “Give A Little Warmth” is already into our 3rd year.

This year, our facilitator, Ms Eileen Ong, kickstarts a new project with Tzu Chi Deutschland e.v.  (Tzu Chi in Germany).  All handmade items will be distributed to refugees stranded in Serbia, a country in the Balkan Peninsula, south-eastern Europe.

The refugees are displaced from civil wars/conflicts in the Middle-east, South Asia, and Africa, they travel across the Mediterranean Sea or overland through Southeast Europe with the hope to start a new life in Western Europe Country. However, the rising number of such migrants led to European migrant crisis in 2015 and some countries in the Balkan Peninsula decided to block the migrant route in 2016, leaving many refugees stranded in Serbia to face one of the worst humanitarian crisis nowadays. It is estimated that there are 7000 stranded refugees in Serbia. Winter temperature in Serbia ranges from -20C to 10C, with an average winter temperature of 0C.

Tzu Chi volunteers in Europe started some relief works in Serbia by organizing food and clothes distribution which is especially needed during winter.

We hope to collect 2000 pieces of scarves and beanies. 1000 for men and 600 for women and another 400 for children.

Date : 23 Jul – 29 Jul so that items will be distributed in Sep/Oct before winter
Venue : Two locations – Woodlands and Pasir Ris, Singapore
* There will be a one week time-frame for all of us to drop off the items. Those who cannot drop by can opt to send them via Singpost or courier service.

If you are living in Singapore and are keen to join our group, do check out on our Facebook Give A Little Warmth.  This is a closed group.