The majority of Team Humanity is young Danish volunteers, but also includes volunteers from Holland, Germany, the US, and other countries from around the world.
All the team members pay their own expenses when participating in the aid work, meaning that all donations made to the organization goes directly to provide the refugees with necessaries and nothing else.
Our volunteers work around the clock to provide humanitarian aid, medical care, and translation services. We can't do this alone - if you would like to donate money or supplies, or are interested in joining us, contact us.
We are dedicated to providing ongoing humanitarian aid, and our operations have continued to evolve as the refugee situation changes.
Team Humanity was founded in 2015 to address the urgent needs of the thousands of refugees arriving in Greece via dangerous sea crossings from Turkey.
Established on the island of Lesvos, Team Humanity focused on helping the fragile boats safely make it to shore without hitting rocks or capsizing, and providing emergency aid to the refugees as they landed.
Thanks to strong teamwork between Team Humanity and the other rescue teams on the island, most of the arriving refugees were received in a safe manner. Our operations on Lesvos included:
Following the March negotiations between the EU and Turkey to stem the flow of refugees across the Aegean Sea to Lesvos, Team Humanity relocated to the Idomeni Refugee Camp in northern Greece, an unofficial camp that quickly grew to over 10,000 refugees following the closure of the Macedonian border. Our operations in Idomeni included:
In late May 2016, the Greek government closed Idomeni and relocated all refugees to a series of government camps located in the vicinity of Thessaloniki. Team Humanity has shifted our operations to the Oreokastro camp, and are working to establish medical and humanitarian services within the new facilities.