Europe is facing a refugee and migrant crisis: tens of thousands of desperate people from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia are crossing thousands of kilometers of dangerous terrain and braving the Mediterranean in appalling conditions, to strive for a better life for themselves and their families.

Hundreds perish en-route, often tragically in the last stretch of sea before they reach the European coastline.

For those that arrive safely, the struggle continues. Local government agencies and infrastructure have proven unable to cope with the sheer number of people arriving and in need of aid. There is a great deal that private individuals and organizations can do to fill the gaps and help the thousands of refugees and migrants in Europe.

You can choose the project that fits better to you, we suggest to you the Project Abroad program for Volunteering with Refugees and Migrants in Italy.

Some examples of what you can do.