Granada Students Launch Fund For Nijar Shanty Town That Caught Fire

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Granada Students Launch Fund For Nijar Shanty Town That Caught Fire
Granada Students Launch Fund For Nijar Shanty Town That Caught Fire. image: cruz roja

Granada Students Launch A Fund To Raise Money To Rebuild The Nijar, Almeria Shanty Town That Caught Fire

After the recent fire in the shantytown of Los Albaricoques or ‘Walili’, in Níjar, Almeria, a group of architecture students from the University of Granada (UGR) have launched a ‘GoFundMe’ campaign to try and raise funds to rebuild the infrastructure of the immigrant settlement that saw around 200 people affected by the blaze.

Two people were arrested by the Guardia Civil at the time of the fire, suspected of arson, while a 45-year-old man also suffered injuries in the fire, and now these kind-hearted students hope to raise in the region of €10,000 (£8,600), with the first €2,000 (£1,700) already achieved, with a spokesperson for the students telling the Capalu Settlements Project group that their aim is to “once again provide the place with a quick and easy-to-mount infrastructure to provide shelter”.

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The students recall how they had worked in the migrant settlement – which is now reduced to a pile of ashes – prior to the fire which has affected by their estimation some 800 migrants, and the group claims they have had no support of any kind from Nijar town hall, so, “we have decided to get going to provide an immediate and temporary solution”.

As a result, the students have contacted professionals, students, and professors from other universities “in order to collect as many ideas and solutions as possible. Our intention is to look for companies that want to get involved in the project by providing materials, or any kind of help, and thus join forces, along with people who help both in the collection of materials and in the construction of the project”, as reported by Europa Press.

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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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