A huge humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Rome. Hundreds of migrants are sleeping in the streets, cared for only by volunteers and citizens.
Since September 2015, according to the Hungarian legislation volunteers are strictly prohibited from passing food, water or medicines over the fence to the people who are waiting in transit zones. Watch the video of Volunteers on Rise!
What drives volunteers to help refugees across Europe? Besides the desire to help people, many are driven by their own curiosity, a desire to learn, and a thirst for adventure.
Although the number of people coming to Europe is decreasing, around 2,000 refugees still travel the Balkan route every day. This number includes many families, says Jan Zeman, a photographer who coordinates Czech...
Most people who want to move on to Western Europe are being taken to Greek refugee camps. No one is left in the temporary camp. Two people died during the past week protesting against the conditions.
The Red Cross and VluchtelingenWerk Netherlands (Dutch Council for Refugees) have announced that over 47,000 people have applied as volunteers with these organizations since this summer. The number of registered...
Although Hungary has closed its borders, Hungarian volunteers continue to provide help to refugees in Serbia and Croatia.
The rights of migrant children and their families are not well protected in the Czech Republic, where volunteers make up for the state's shortcomings in caring for refugees.
The Migrant Solidarity Group in Szeged was established to show that there are many Hungarians who welcome asylum seekers with hospitality, treat them humanly and help them to continue their journey with dignity.
Court witnesses and crime victims will receive emotional support during judicial proceedings. Trained volunteers will focus on creating more supportive and comfortable environment in courthouses. "We took the idea...