Berlin Arrival Support
Currently active at Berlin Central Station
Berlin Arrival Support (BAS) is a collective of volunteers that emerged immediately after the Russian attack on Ukraine at the three main arrival points for refugees in Berlin. Since the end of February until today, the volunteers have been united by the idea of providing direct and non-bureaucratic help. In doing so, they not only make the arrival process more personal, but also provide support especially where state structures are lacking.
Since the beginning of March, hundreds of volunteers have taken care of providing food, accommodation and counselling for thousands of refugees every day until state structures gradually took over.
In the meantime, the focus of the work has changed because part of the tasks have now been taken over by official aid organisations. BAS is still present at Berlin Central Station because it shows every day how valuable volunteer work is as a addition to state structures.
Without the collective efforts and collaborative achievements of Berlin Arrival Support, the BEVOS project would not have been founded. We therefore feel strongly connected with BAS to this day and support their work in many places.