We did it! Thanks so much for your love and solidarity
Dear friends, comrades, supporters
Solidarity without Borders would like to thank you all for the amazing support you have given our first campaign. We have raised an incredible £6000 (over 30,000 Polish złoty). We have been sending funds to independent teams in Poland under the co-ordination of Grupa Granica (https://www.grupagranica.pl/) as well as preparing a batch of SIM Cards, PowerBanks and Data credit that is desperately needed to help families co-ordinate and access services in an extremely hostile environment. The reason that we in the UK were asked to do this is that SIM Cards in most EU countries require a passport to register, and if you are a person without the means to one it is extremely difficult to obtain one.
We will continue over the next days and weeks to provide this practical solidarity as well as develop more permanent infrastructure here in the UK that would allow us to respond much more quickly. As we know, the situation for those who need to migrant and who are denied the ability to request asylum in their chosen country is something which will worsen and which will inevitably lead to more tragedies as we have seen recently in the Channel, in the Mediterranean, and in the Aegean Sea.
The practical solidarity that we have seen time and time again when calls for money are circulated shows the enormous support that exists, of ordinary people wanting to help others they have yet had the chance to meet, to empathise with their situation and offer the hand of friendship and solidarity. We believe that this practical solidarity needs to go further and confront the political conditions that many are facing when wanting to move across borders. We mustn't shy away from the facts that the international state system, dominated by the needs of capital and profit making, contours and conditions all over lives and it is this very system of domination that needs to be confronted if we are to make the world a freer and more humane place to live, grow and be human.
For a world without borders
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