My Refugee Journey – 16th April The Belgrade Marathon & 5km

My Refugee Journey – 16th April The Belgrade Marathon & 5km So one of the things I had already planned to do before I got to Belgrade, Serbia was to run the Belgrade 5km Fun Run… I had been in contact with Refugee Aid Serbia, one of the local NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) in Belgrade toContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 16th April The Belgrade Marathon & 5km”

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 – 20th March (Dark Days)

My Refugee Journey – 20th March 2016 Today has ended with UNHCR pulling out transporting migrants/refugees from the shore to Camp Moria due to Moria becoming a detention centre and not a humanitarian centre for refugees.  Its just one more tragedy of a day full of tragedy to humanity.  Its as if the EU haveContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 20th March (Dark Days)”

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 – 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”