What can you do for the emergency reception of asylum seekers?

We receive a lot of questions about the emergency reception of asylum seekers. The huge amount of responses clearly indicates the high level of solidarity in Belgium! Thank you!

We’ve put together a list of the most frequently asked questions:

I have old toys / clothes / furniture etc ... where can I bring these?

Thank you for your gesture! Currently, however, there is no need for material goods in our shelters.

I want to volunteer in the emergency camp in Sijsele.

Thank you for your commitment! Please send an email to interventie@rodekruis.be.

Make sure to mention the following information:

  •     Name
  •     Contact details
  •     Background (eg. Previous work experience ...)
  •     Availability between now and Tuesday morning, September 8th 8am.

I want to work in one of shelters for asylum seekers.

You can apply via www.rodekruis.be/jobs 

I would like to support financially.

This is greatly appreciated! Seeing the federal government is providing funds to organize the shelter for asylum seekers, we would rather use your kind contributions to help asylum seekers restore contact with the family member(s) they may have had to leave behind or that they might have lost in their tough journey looking for a more peaceful place. 

Our Tracing Service helps restore family links through its global network of the Red Cross. People can help us by making a donation online or by making a deposit to account number BE53 0000 0000 5353!

I know someone who needs shelter - where should he/she sign up?

We kindly refer you to Fedasil: info@fedasil.be or 02 213 44 11.

I have room in my home. Can I give shelter to people myself people?

We advise you to contact your local OCMW.