These organizations and campaigns provide a range of aid: immediate relief with clothes, food and shelter; schools and training programs; rescue efforts inside Syria for after an attack and emotional support for kids; one group is even finding homes in Europe for refugees [continue reading].
On April 19, staff of International Organization for Migration traveled to Kalamata, Greece to gather information from witnesses to a reported shipwreck that may have caused the deaths of upwards of 400 migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. Late Tuesday, after learning [continue reading].
Several infants crying, families arriving in over-crowded inflatable boats cold, exhausted and wet. These are some of the sights and sounds volunteers on Lesvos island say they can’t erase from their memory. “Some days you can sort of block it out because you know that you [continue reading].
The unprecedented flight of men, women and children from the war in Syria has captured the world’s attention, while around the globe there are 20 million people seeking sanctuary from war and oppression, in search of a life worth living. Most have fled to countries which are [continue reading].
Greek islanders who have been on the frontline of the refugee crisis are to be nominated for the Nobel peace prize with the support of their national government. International group of academics to propose those on frontline of refugee crisis be commended for their ‘empathy [continue reading].
After years of waiting and hoping the civil war in Syria would come to an end, Saad and his wife Oula finally decided to leave their home in Damascus and travel to Austria, where Oula’s brother has lived and worked for the past 11 years. They spoke to The Local about their [continue reading].
No place for children: makeshift site in Lesvos with an estimated 5,000 refugees. Despite their own economic woes, the inhabitants of the Greek holiday island are generously caring for the boatloads of people fleeing Syria. On the Greek island of Lesvos, two worlds are [continue reading].