The Brothers Campaign aims to raise awareness about the stigmas and biases put forth against single, male displaced persons and inequities in aid delivery to this population.
This campaign has been ongoing for three years since Ruhi Akhtar of Refugee Biriyani & Bananas (RBB) first recognized the gaps in aid and enlisted help from the men in camp. She has since established a system that works to include members of the affected population in the sorting and distribution of aid.
In-Sight Collaborative has been active since 2016, mostly focusing on advocacy and awareness projects in the US. Their focus is on the promotion of autonomy in humanitarian crises and teaching stakeholders how to better involve beneficiaries in decision-making and the planning and implementation of interventions.
The current situation in the Greek Islands has put a significant amount of strain on grassroots organizations as food supply, humanitarian aid such as shoes, clothes, and hygiene supplies, and other necessities to all camp populations, particularly the men. RBB and In-Sight Collaborative partnered in December of 2019 to address these gaps in aid delivery and to cultivate a trusting relationship with the residents of the camp to best understand their needs. So far this ongoing project has delivered almost 3,000 pairs of shoes to the men including the unaccompanied minors, dates for the entire camp for Ramadan, prayer mats, and Qurans for the community mosques per request of the residents in Vial, and phone cards to prisoners in detention.
100% of the funds from this campaign go directly to the residents in the camps.