My Refugee Journey – 30th April to 2nd May 2016 | Macedonia

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”

A Look Inside Tabanovce Refugee Transit Camp | 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”

The Story of Safwat a Syrian Refugee & His Family

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”

My Refugee Journey – The Journey to Macedonia and First Day In Country 28th & 29th April 2016

My Refugee Journey – The Journey to Macedonia and First Day In Country 28th & 29th April 2016 Belgrade to Tabanovce Refugee Transit Camp in Macedonia on the Serbian border… I arrived at the Belgrade Bus Station in plenty of time to board the coach that was due to leave at 11:20am – I waitedContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – The Journey to Macedonia and First Day In Country 28th & 29th April 2016”

My Refugee Journey – 31st March 2016

Its now been a week since I arrived back home from Lesvos after two months volunteering on the front line of the Refugee Crisis hitting the shores of Europe.  Like many, I felt that I couldn’t just watch it on the TV anymore and felt compelled to do something, so I linked up with anContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 31st March 2016”

Safwat’s Journey – A Syrian Refugee on his way to Germany

Safwat’s Journey – A Syrian Refugee on his way to Germany I met Safwat at the Syrian Family Refugee Camp on Lesvos called Kara Tepe…  He spoke excellent English and helped me during a busy time giving out sleeping bags and blankets one night, helping with translations.  He felt he had to return the favourContinue reading “Safwat’s Journey – A Syrian Refugee on his way to Germany”

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 – 3rd March 2016

My Refugee Journey – 3rd March 2016 Today Ive sort of got a day off to help my back recover, but I’ve already arranged to be with Nicolle Hodges from CTV (A Canadian TV Channel) who was going to volunteer from 4pm-midnight at Kara Tepe, helping with the tea, so we meet up before and weContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 3rd March 2016”

10tons Of Fire Wood Donated To The Refugees Trapped In Idomeni

On Thursday 14th April, 10tons of much needed fire wood arrived in Idomeni… The donation was from the Costa Del Sol West, Anglican Church. Many of these 12,000 refugees/migrants have been stranded with no way of moving on further into Europe since all borders were closed including the Greek Border with Macedonia. Fire wood is neededContinue reading “10tons Of Fire Wood Donated To The Refugees Trapped In Idomeni”