My Refugee Journey – 20th March 2016

My Refugee Journey – 20th March 2016 A VERY SAD DAY FOR HUMANITY… Well when I woke up this morning I really didn’t think I would witness what I did today, even after the confirmed EU-Turkey Agreement last night.  Today started with huge speculation and rumor on many of the Lesvos Volunteer groups and pages. Continue reading “My Refugee Journey – 20th March 2016”

Turkey – EU Deal Confirmed, But Will it Hold? Will it Work?

Turkey – EU Deal Confirmed, But Will it Hold? Will it Work? So this evening March 16th 2016, the EU agreed with Turkey terms for a 1-in-1-out deal to stem the Refugee Crisis flooding into Europe. Under the arrangement with Turkey, as of midnight Sunday 20th March all refugees/migrants arriving on the Greek island ofContinue reading “Turkey – EU Deal Confirmed, But Will it Hold? Will it Work?”

One Pakistani Refugees Journey to a False Promise of Freedom

At the Pakistani protest against deportation at Better Days for Moria, I am approached by a Pakistani man in his 30s that wanted to tell me his story and for me to tell as many people of his story as possible.  He invites me to his tent, his home for the past few days sinceContinue reading “One Pakistani Refugees Journey to a False Promise of Freedom”

Lost Soul of a Pakistani Migrant and His Family…

Lost Soul of a Pakistani Migrant and His Family… Ive gone down to the port for a look round as a number of refugees have just been brought in by the coast guard and are now waiting for a UNHCR coach to take them to Moria so they can get registered and start their journeyContinue reading “Lost Soul of a Pakistani Migrant and His Family…”

My Refugee Journey – 17th March 2016

My Refugee Journey – 17th March 2016 Today I was helping out with a local group of Greek ladies who live here on the island of Lesvos.  They have been making thousands of sandwiches now for two months heading down to the port to hand them out to refugees heading for Athens three times aContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 17th March 2016”

My Refugee Journey – 16th March 2016

My Refugee Journey – 16th March 2016 Today started off with catching up with a bit of admin and preparation on a visit to the Mayor’s Office here in Mytilini…  Today at the Mayor’s office was just chatting about things in general and sorting interviews with the Mayor, Vice Mayor and other officials before IContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 16th March 2016”

My Refugee Journey – 15th March 2016

A reader of my blog following My Refugee Journey contacted me yesterday and mentioned some very valid points… I have been here for a month now and here for another month, lately I’ve been struggling to think what to write as basically all I do each day is hand out tea and always based onContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 15th March 2016”

My Refugee Journey – 14th March 2016

So my shifts change to nights again and tonight I will be on duty from 10pm to 4am basically patrolling the camp to make sure everyone is OK and the camp is safe.  The day starts in the morning with me doing some writing for my website before meeting up for lunch with Fred andContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 14th March 2016”

My Refugee Journey – 13th March 2016

I will start with a few thoughts about the current refugee crisis, particularly on the Greek/Macedonia Border.  The repercussions of Macedonia are very much now showing here on the island of Lesvos!!!  Kara Tepe camp where I am based with HSA (Humanitarian Support Agency) has a capacity of approximately 1500 refugees, but at last countContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 13th March 2016”

My Refugee Journey – 12th March 2016

My Refugee Journey – 12th March 2016 The day starts with finishing the following of the Camp Fire volunteers who each day and night look out to sea and help bring refugee boats safely to the shores of Lesvos.  Its 8am and I at this moment don’t feel tiered, I’ve gone past that phase, soContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 12th March 2016”