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The Response

Jun 30, 2020

The Response, a podcast series from exploring how communities are building collective resilience in the wake of disasters with host Tom Llewellyn.

In this episode, we’ll travel halfway across the world to the Western Balkans, where thousands of asylum seekers are being brutalized as they flee from places like Afghanistan, Syria, and Northern Africa. 

The Western Balkans are the entryway into the European Union, and as they approach this region, many are hunted down by authorities, violently beaten, and forced into camps with terrible conditions. 

In the face of this crisis, a project emerged to help provide food and other basic necessities to these asylum seekers. It’s known as No Name Kitchen, but don’t let the name fool you, as you’ll see, the project is much, much more than just a community kitchen.

Response producer Robert Raymond, spoke with one of the project’s co-founders, Bruno Morán, about what exactly is going on in the region and how No Name Kitchen is helping to build community while providing mutual aid to one of the most vulnerable populations in the world.