As tensions continued to rise and no hope of the Macedonian border ever opening acknowledge by most of the refugees that it will never happen, the refugees revolt in frustration.
The following photos show the riot that took place in the refugee camp at Idomeni on the 10th May 2016 – The Riot was between the Kurdish and Syrian refugees which started over a theft from the night before and an attack on a young Kurdish lad that morning.
I’ve been back in the UK now for two months after 7months travelling to refugee camps across Europe, my final stop was Belgrade and before that was Idomeni where I witnessed the final weeks of the camp in the north of Greece on the border with Macedonia… Most of the refugees there had been stuckContinue reading “My Refugee Journey Update – 16th August 2016”
My Refugee Journey – Day2 at Idomeni Day started about 10am, I would say that those that can afford to buy some of their own food don’t bother getting up for breakfast and lay in, some don’t get up until 11am… I guess they could be thinking what is the point of getting up? OnContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – Day2 at Idomeni”
I’ve decided to ask the same six questions to the refugee youth of Idomeni to see if any of their thoughts and feelings are different to the adults and to show the dreams of these children who have grown up knowing almost nothing but war. Bian is just like any other 13yr old girl thatContinue reading “Interview with Bian a 13yr Old Girl From Damascus, Syria”
My Refugee Journey – 4th May 2016 | Day 1 in Idomeni After talking to a taxi driver in Macedonia close to the border with Greece, we agreed for him to drop me off in view of the refugees in Idomeni from the Macedonia side of the border… This was for me to be ableContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 4th May 2016 | Day 1 in Idomeni”
My Refugee Journey – 30th April to 2nd May 2016 | Macedonia Saturday 30th April Three Syrian refugees who I’ve known since Lesvos are trapped in Macedonia in a refugee transit camp currently, but the support from some friends in Portugal and Canada, we are gathering together information to help get them asylum in Portugal. ThisContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 30th April to 2nd May 2016 | Macedonia”
Tabanovce is a Refugee Transit Camp just inside the Macedonia on its border with Serbia… This small camp has been home recently to around 1500 refugees, though now at the time of writing this, the numbers have gone down to around 600 with very few making it into Macedonia now the borders are shut andContinue reading “A Look Inside Tabanovce Refugee Transit Camp | Macedonia”
Time for a Rethink on the Impact of the Refugee Crisis? It’s now been 5yrs since the troubles we are seeing in Syria started, innocent men, women and children fleeing war and terror on two fronts, from their own Government and from ISIS. We have seen the horrors in the media and press show theContinue reading “Time for a Rethink on the Impact of the Refugee Crisis?”
The Story of Safwat a Syrian Refugee & His Family I met Safwat back in February 2016, when I was volunteering at Kara Tepe Refugee Camp on the Greek island of Lesvos… We instantly formed a friendship, he spoke fluent English and was able to help me help other refugees on the camp that couldContinue reading “The Story of Safwat a Syrian Refugee & His Family”