Athens, Greece: Harsharen Kaur was packing for her holiday in Athens last month when her conscience made her think about the plight of Syrian refugees she had been reading about for some time. As UNITED SIKHS' European Aid Coordinator, she wasted no time to link up with the Athens Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara and Caritas, the Catholic charity that serves refugee children in Athens.
Refugees Fleeing from Grim Future, Journey is Exhausting
March 25, 2016
TABANOVCE, MACEDONIA - Thousands of refugees at the Macedonia border remain in limbo for weeks now at a refugee camp, near the small town of Tabanovce, unable to pass through to Serbia for the borders have been shut, according to UNITED SIKHS volunteers on the border.
Giving Someone Warmth Through Langar- a hot meal
February 12, 2016
Tabanovce, Macedonia - Imagine being cold, hungry, and exhausted, on a journey to an unknown future. For thousands this is a reality, as the refugees arrive in Tabanovce, Macedonia before crossing the Macedonia-Serbia borders they are greeted and overwhelmed by our volunteers who have the desire to serve humanity.
Winter Without a Home
January 28, 2016
As winter storms brutally hit the East Coast of the United States, citizens are being given fair warning and all the materials necessary in order to prepare for any disaster. Now, imagine being caught in a snowstorm without having warm clothes or any supplies at your disposal.
Give a Gift They Won't Re-Box
December 26, 2015
Today, we'll gather around the hearth with our children and loved ones, as we remember the 300th anniversary of the shaheedi (martyrdom) of the Chhote Sahibzadey, who were six and nine years old when they were bricked-up alive by the Moghul authorities for refusing to give up their Sikh faith. Whilst our thick walls will shield us from the cold, we will recall how they were first kept in a cold burj (tower) with their grandmother, Mata Gujri, as pressure was put on them to give up their faith.