Disbroquer transports humanitarian supplies for refugees to the island of Lesbos (Greece)
Disbroquer, a company specialized in import and export services in international transport, has collaborated with the NGO Olvidados in the transport of humanitarian material to the island of Lesbos (Greece).
The company, which is part of Alonso Group, was responsible for coordinating the shipment of all equipment from the port of Valencia to the Greek enclave through the container ship "Sine A".
Disbroquer is the only Spanish company that has participated in this solidarity mission and, in the near future, plans to continue collaborating in this type of initiatives to help the most disadvantaged groups. In fact, these types of actions are part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) area and, each year, different activities are carried out in this line.
Basic humanitarian supplies
The humanitarian material (clothes, footwear, basic necessities...) will go to the NGOs that are assisting the hundreds of migrants arriving on the Greek island from the different migratory flows of North Africa and Eastern Europe.
Last August alone, more than 9,000 people arrived on the Lesbo's coasts, so the situation in the reception centres is completely saturated and volunteers and NGO staff are constantly having serious difficulties in providing the most basic services. In addition, this situation is often eternalized for new arrivals as the asylum applications they claim can take up to a year.
The Spanish NGO Olvidados was born in 2010 as an initiative to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Right now the organization provides support in the refugee camps of Lesbos caring for women, babies and children. Its field of action is extended to centres in Athens in order to improve the living conditions of migrants.
In Spain, Olvidados works to provide food to socially excluded families and to ensure a balanced meal for children through dining scholarships. In addition, its "arteSí" programme aims, through art, to generate social references and arouse awareness among children from low-income families.