Stacey Dooley traveled to Greece last month: “I’d completely underestimated the enormity of the situation...” she observed almost immediately. This is her story. Families arduous and dangerous journey seeking new lives in Western Europe. Sorry folks, I have removed [continue reading].
Lesbos Greek Islands
We’ve all seen news reports of the migrant crisis and of course you watch with interest and sympathise with the mother with her infant, evidently struggling. We say ‘God, this is awful’ and then go and make a cuppa. I started off in Lesbos. When I arrived, the situation [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].
Riot police are accused of heavy-handed tactics as some people faint, have panic attacks and are crushed inside a locked stadium. Migrants on the Greek island of Kos have been tear-gassed and reportedly beaten as hundreds suffer sweltering conditions locked inside an open-air [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].