The Refugee Biriyani & Bananas Story. Refugee Biriyani & Bananas was formed in response to the escalation of the refugee crisis in 2015 when a group of friends decided to provide 2500 portions of biriyani and bananas for all the residents of the unofficial refugee camp of Dunkirk in France. Initially it seemed like a logistical nightmare, but we wanted to make it special and we wanted to ensure that nobody went without. Furthermore, on a previous visit to this camp the people had requested an ethnic, ‘home style’ cooked meal with halal meat saying it was a miss. We support vulnerable people worldwide, including but not limited to: victims of war and conflict, oppression, political persecution, poverty or natural disaster, refugees, asylum seekers, displaced people and the homeless. Our current projects focus on providing emergency aid and basic necessities for displaced people living in refugee camps, squats and other unstable settlements throughout the world. This can include food, water, shelter, medical supplies, clothes, shoes, season specific aid (i.e. sunscreen in summer or firewood in winter), baby products and hygiene packs. We also organise morale boosting activities and day trips for those we are supporting. As well as providing aid it is our mission to raise awareness on the situations faced by those we are helping as well as telling their stories and journey accounts aiming to garner increased support for them as well as promoting positive social changes in the world we live in. We have supported refugees and asylum seekers in France, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Northern Iraq, Syrian, Bangladesh and UK. We remain mobile, targeting aid to the neediest of camps where we support until the camp is improved or no more, our current focus being on the Greek Islands of Chios and Samos. We assess the needs by speaking to the people, spending time in camp and communicating with other support initiatives to identify gaps. Furthermore, we volunteer and can coordinate and mobilise mass aid distributions to ensure equity, fairness and dignity. Where we can will use raised funds to buy aid on the ground or send containers of aid from the UK.