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Mission

We are a grassroots organisation providing humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees across Europe. We believe that Europe is not facing a refugee crisis, but a crisis of solidarity and shared human values. For us, the answer lies in taking action springing from civil society and spreading beyond national borders. We stand for a Europe that lives up to its own standards and puts human rights and dignity before anything else.

What we do

Humanitarian relief
Providing emergency and transitional aid

Empowerment
Informal education, community services and psychosocial support

Network
Connecting volunteers and civil society actors with needs on the ground

How we work

Independent, transparent and unbureaucratic

Sustainable and needs-based

Open, inclusive and participative

In cooperation with local and international partners


The Organisation

IHA is an incorporated association registered in Munich, Germany, with non-profit status under German legislation. It was founded in September 2015 as a platform to coordinate volunteer efforts responding to humanitarian emergencies across Europe. IHA has since developed into a volunteer-based aid agency with a focus on Greece, where it has a continuous field presence since early 2016. The organisation has a participatory structure and is sustained by the commitment, dedication and initiative of volunteers. Purpose, governance structure and membership are detailed in the association’s statutes.

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