IN SEARCH OF SAFETY
In 2015 the refugee crisis saw millions of people flee violence, persecution and poverty from several regions in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, in search of safety. The UN estimated 60,000 refugees had already made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea in 2015, while another 1,800 attempted the crossing but did not survive.
Tens of thousands of refugees were passing through Macedonia on a daily basis in a bid to reach the EU. Unfortunately the Macedonian government forbade NGOs from assisting the refugees with any type of aid forcing refugees to walk for days without access to food, drink or medicine unless they already had such provisions with them.