Workshop for belly dancing

They were enthusiastic and couldn’t wait to do a belly dance workshop together with our volunteers. First, we made costumes ourselves- we used scarfs and sewed coins on them, and later we brought oriental music and started dancing. It was a great convergence of skills and fun between women at...

Eid Al-Adha

“For a moment, I felt as I was at home hearing him speak our dialect and telling stories about his life in Syria”, says one Syrian refugee. Later, everybody enjoyed eating baklava together and wishing freedom to each other.

Fitness class for women

Every morning at 10 am, when men are asleep and children are playing in the camp, women are happy to go to a fitness class. It’s their favorite gathering of the day, when we all exercise together, make jokes and empower each other to improve.

The Refugee Crisis as Crisis of Policy and European Values

The influence of the European Countries on the closure of the Balkan Route that led to rise in criminal activities connected to smuggling and trafficking in persons was discussed, and the impossibility to stop migration with this restriction, that only raises the danger the people coming from...

Legis on the field 13 days after the floods

Today is August 19th- the international day of humanity. In Republic of Macedonia, this day is celebrated 13 days in a row after the devastating floods in Skopje. The humanitarian organization "Legis", which left a landmark in the media as a defender of the human rights of refugees, has been in...

We Are All Ping-Pong Champions!

Last Wednesday, the Legis team in Gevgelija organised the second ping-pong tournament in the transit camp, in which over 20 refugees participated. Medals were again granted to the refugees that came first (Moustafa Hasin, aged 27 from Syria; Duma Shiva, aged 29 from Iraq and Hasan Muhammad, aged...

Exchanging skills with the refugees

Ms. Harkema and Ms. Carner shared their experience and skills with our staff and volunteers, via a “train the trainers” program. The program is especially aimed at ameliorating refugees’ wellbeing and empowerment, including equipping them with basic skills as to how they can move out from the...

State of emergency in parts of Skopje!

Therefore, we as Legis already are in the field collecting aid. So please if you can support us with the sanitation of the consequences of floods, such as: 1. Water, canned food and baby food; 2. Disinfectants cleanser; 3. Rubber boots and gloves; 4. Shovels and...

Food is our common ground, a universal experience!

The refugees spend their leisure time cooking Syrian traditional food. Legis team saw the necessity of organizing distribution of 20 food packages with different items for this purpose. With the help of donators this came true.

Red Sofa Solution for refugee children In Turkey, among Balkan route

Two girls Heli and Carla who accidentally met in Istanbul, have visited our organization Legis as a part of their long journey. Their main objective is to collect aid for education of refugee children in Turkey and to explain in each and every city and state that refugees are people and we...

Helping Refugees by Travelling with a Sofa

“In order to increase this figure, we envisage travelling through Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Austria. We will be visiting different cities every day. We are in touch with local organisations so as to get support”, adding...

Building bridge for refugee children - Sofasolution

The action will follow the refugees’ last year paths to move to Central and Northern Europe. Two people will travel by hitchhiking across 13 countries (Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria) starting from...