SHIPPING BULK AID TO REFUGEE CAMPS

  We have visited several sites  that benefit directly from the aid we send, such as this small camp in rural Jordan.  Photo taken with permission of parents by Shannon Ashton

We have visited several sites that benefit directly from the aid we send, such as this small camp in rural Jordan.
Photo taken with permission of parents by Shannon Ashton

  We visited Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Bangladesh  and were horrified and shocked at the unsanitary and crowded conditions. We are currently collecting aid for a shipment there.  Photo by Shannon Ashton

We visited Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Bangladesh and were horrified and shocked at the unsanitary and crowded conditions. We are currently collecting aid for a shipment there.
Photo by Shannon Ashton

Efficient aid distribution

Some people ask us why we ship aid, rather than buy it there in the country where people are seeking refuge. Wouldn't it support the local economy and be much cheaper? That's a great question, and it is true in some cases. For example, we buy all of the aid in Greece for our program at local Greek businesses. But when we are providing aid in countries that host up to 3 million refugees, shipping bulk aid is by far the most efficient and cost-effective method. When each container benefits thousands of families, it makes sense. 

Your donation will purchase aid and enable us to continue the program. 

 We are in constant communication with teams on the ground to make sure we are collecting critical items.   Photo by Shannon Ashton

We are in constant communication with teams on the ground to make sure we are collecting critical items. 
Photo by Shannon Ashton

 This photo is from founder/director Hayley Smith's first trip to Greece in 2015.   Photo by Shannon Ashton

This photo is from founder/director Hayley Smith's first trip to Greece in 2015. 
Photo by Shannon Ashton

Banner photo of LHI team and Syrian women in Jordan by Shannon Ashton