football club has been aiding the support,
integration and acclimatisation of migrants and refugees since 1994. The sudden withdrawal of funding
has disturbed the ability for the organisation to not only fulfill its mandate
of social inclusion and migrant and refugee integration through sports, it has
left destitute the migrants, refugees and asylum seekers further entrenching
the already lived traumatic experiences of leaving their home coutries.
The absence of
funding has caused the standstill of organisation activity aimed at
supporting the migrants and refugees as,
which means the refugee crisis is compounded and further entrenches the stigma
of refugees being a social and economic burden to their new communitities. The
Organisation no longer can provide a
safe space where the refugees and migrants can release their anxiety and interact
in social settings, through competitive and social sport.
The lack of
funding has put stress on the organisation staff as they have to now carry the
extended cost of working on the organisation personally for the few activities
still running and going to work. The staff is committed to the cause of the
organisation and the people who need the assistance from the organsiation,
however the added cost burden creates
tension on the staffs ability to provide the best possible assistance to their
The tension in
Hungary has created a climate of fear for the migrants and refugees to be sent
back to their home countries in which they have fleed, further alienating and
traumatising their presence in the country and in their current respective
communities. Our inablity to aid in decreasing these fears and tensions through
our interactions and support to refugees will ensure that the narrative around migrants and refugees in the
Hungarian community will become worse and a self fulfilling prophecy. While the law is intended
to stop illegal immigration, in fact it is crushing the civil society: it
deprives the NGOs of the democratic capacity to act in order to solve a problem
that the state is not capable to.
The MGHRO would implore the public extended European
communities for your financial assistance through contributions and donations
to enable the continuance of the organizations work in supporting the refugee
and migrant community in Hungary.
If you would like to help the please see below the
Organizations bank Details.
Mahatma Gandi Human Rights Organizations!
IBAN is HU06-10102086-80357400-01000305
Tax n. is 18044098243.
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