“Even if you have no skills or specific capacities you can help. It makes me sad to see people inactive. It comes down to very little. It is within everyone’s reach,” said Nabil Moujahid, a Belgian volunteer helping migrants and asylum seekers in Brussels.
For over a year now, hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers from Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea gather every day in the neighborhood of Brussels North Station. In the center of the capital of the EU, Belgian volunteers provide the migrants with food and clothes. Some volunteers organized themselves in a network in order to host the migrants at their place to protect them from the Belgian police.
Nabil, a 31-year-old French teacher of Moroccan origin, has dedicated his life to migrants for more than two and a half years. He created a collective called ‘Citoyens Solidaires’ (Solidary Citizens) which aims to coordinate and link different initiatives and organizations focused on migrant welfare.
But the urgency of the migrant crisis in Brussels has forced Nabil to stop is work as a teacher since June 2017 and has since then been devoting his time to volunteer and help migrants.