Aid Convoy delivers humanitarian aid, and supports the victims of conflict and disaster in rebuilding their lives and communities.
Increasingly, we act as a consultancy, providing advice, training, and support to the myriad small community groups that spring up every time there is a crisis in the world. A particularly large number of projects have emerged to provide kitchens and shelters for refugees — typically in Greece and at Calais in France. Our long-term experience has made us more suited to supporting the infrastructure of these groups rather than running our own convoys at this time.
On the subject of those refugees, here is our reaction to the Syrian refugee crisis.
Our projects range from deliveries of emergency supplies through to cultural groups such as an HIV-awareness youth theatre! We help community centres, hospitals, schools, youth groups, universities, voluntary organisations, and trade unions. Traditionally we have focused principally on Albania, Gaza, Kosova, and Ukraine. We also support work in Syria, Mongolia, Peru, South Sudan, and many other places.
Our projects are overwhelmingly run at a “grass-roots” community level, with the vast majority of decisions being taken by the local people, backed up with carefully targeted support and advice from us where it is most effective. We provide training for volunteers, and our long-term aim is one we believe should apply to all charities: in the end, we should make ourselves unnecessary!
Past news releases and updates are available in the online archive, organised chronologically. The archive can be accessed using the list of dates on the left of most pages (or the bottom, if you’re viewing this on a small-screened mobile device). We hope this will help you to look back and follow the progress of projects over our 16 years of operations — we believe in being accountable and giving our supporters detailed feedback. The majority of the programmes described are still running, often sustainably and independently, and always welcome your interest and participation.