At the beginning of this year I tought about going to Turkey to be actively part in the Syrian Refugee Response; around 6 weeks ago I found ASAM which has given me the chance to work with them in their team in Gaziantep, 3 weeks ago I started to seriously think about crowdfunding… exactly 1 week ago StartSomeGood sent me the confirmation email for my project and I started my campaign…within only 1 week YOU and YOUR network helped me to collect already 2.375 EUR! There is nothing more to say than THANK YOU! And to be honest, of course your donations really help me and my project more than a lot, but what is also esssential for me is your support – that you believe in me, and my mission; that you care! I am still overwhelmed!!

Crowdfunding video

What an exciting time!

To finance my project to go to Gaziantep for three months voluntarily I am launching a small crowdfunding campaign on startsomegood.com

For that I needed a short video, which you can now watch on vimeo:

 

Special thanks to Alissa Borchert and Patrick Fuchs, who helped with this video in the very short time I had!

„Wie kann man Menschen, die um Hilfe bitten wie Verbrecher behandeln?“

For my German friends and follower:

 

Brigitte Online hat mir die Möglichkeit gegeben, im Rahmen der Kampagne „60 Stimmen“ einen kleinen Artikel zu veröffentlichen, indem es um meine Beweggründe geht, mich für die Rechte von Flüchtlingen einzusetzen und stark zu machen.

 

Lesen könnt ihr ihn hier:

http://www.brigitte.de/frauen/stimmen/andrea-quaden-1199980/

 

I will work for the Syrian Refugee Response…

…because it is a matter of my heart!

It is about helping people – children, women, and men.

To date, over 6 million people have fled the civil war in Syria. 2.8 million of them left their homeland to seek save havens in the neighbouring countries – mostly Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt.

It doesn’t look likely that the civil war in Syria will come to an end soon, hence, the number of refugees is constantly rising. UNHCR expects a refugee population of over 4 million by the end of 2014 – and that means: We are wittnessing one of the largest refugee exoduses in recent history!

I cannot be a passice wittness anymore – reading about this crisis, watching the news, talking about how bad things are, that in the 21. century we are really still dealing with such human tragedies!

So, I decided to go to Turkey and give a helping hand!