We are starting a books donation campaign for refugees and migrants in detention centres in Poland. The situation of refugees in most centres is dramatic. Hundreds of people face bleak existence in extremely overcrowded conditions, with little to no contact with the outside world. Computers and smartphones are banned, while internet access is strictly controlled. Boredom and hopelessness have a very negative effect on their mental health. Let’s help them get through this time.
If you want to donate a book, please visit the “DONATION” section and choose one or more books (“add to cart”). When you chek out for paying, please use the coupon “PolandLWB” to get a free shipping option. In the shipping details you can enter Ktebhen’s address (Frankfurter Allee 7, 10247, Berlin), or simply the postcode 10115. The books will be collected in Berlin and then sent to the detention centers in Poland.
This campaign is organised by Libraries Without Borders (Biblioteki bez granic), an independent collective of activists who bring books to refugees in holding facilities across Poland. People who seek asylum in Poland are forced to wait for months for life-changing bureaucratic decisions. Most of them, adults and children alike, are directed to processing centers where they have little to no contact with the outside world. Libraries Without Borders collect and provide books in Arabic, Sorani, Kurmanji, Turkish, Dari, Pashto, Farsi, and other languages to help them get through this time. Check out also other actions in Berlin: https://www.facebook.com/events/450398733234446.