Forever Giving is honored to help the Red Cross Sweden with a donation of $10,000 to assist in the efforts to care for refugees in Europe. Due to government economic crises and mass outbreaks of war, citizens of the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia are fleeing to Europe in search of food, shelter, and safety. Roughly 190,000 refugees are expected to arrive in Sweden in 2015 as they seek asylum from their home countries.
Sweden has the highest acceptance rate of refugees in all of Europe with over 70% of the country welcoming asylum seekers. With massive amounts of refugees arriving to Sweden via long treks through Southeast Europe, or week-long boat rides across the Mediterranean Sea, many are in need of help and medical attention. That’s where the Red Cross Sweden has stepped in.
The Red Cross Sweden has made a huge impact on the quality of life for refugees by offering the following assistance to asylum-seekers arriving to the country:
- Basic first aid
- Transportation to hospitals for refugees
- Family reunification
- Food and shelter unaccompanied minors
Thank you, Red Cross Sweden, for being a helping hand and a beacon of light to those searching for a better tomorrow.