Preparing and Packing for Syria

For someone that is interested in going out to fight ISIS, you must have linked up with groups in country, it would not only be useless going there with no contacts in country but quite possibly suicidal. Currently at the time of posting this article it is NOT Illegal to go fight against ISIS inContinue reading “Preparing and Packing for Syria”

SYRIAN ALAWITES: THE PAINFUL DESTINY OF MISUNDERSTOOD ISLAMIC SECT

ALAWITES IN SYRIA: BETWEEN   BASHAR AL-ASSAD, LOSING WAR AND ENDANGERED IDENTITY “When the rich wage war, its the poor who die” Jean-Paul Sartre In the Syrian nightmare, which has started in March 2011, there is none who is safe from suffering but the levels of destruction are different. However, the pain is the same, no matter whoContinue reading “SYRIAN ALAWITES: THE PAINFUL DESTINY OF MISUNDERSTOOD ISLAMIC SECT”

Foreign Travel Advice – Syria

Still current at: 7 January 2016 Updated: 21 December 2015 Latest update: Summary – update on air strikes in Syria http://www.gov.uk for up to date information: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Syria. British nationals in Syria should leave now by any practical means. The FCO is not able toContinue reading “Foreign Travel Advice – Syria”

Warzone Vacations

A new breed of travellers and tour operators have slowly started growing in numbers since the troubles in the Middle East and only the world’s most unstable regions will do for these adventurers. Destinations are available just about everywhere in the world that the British Foreign Office and the US State Department have advised againstContinue reading “Warzone Vacations”

Time for a Rethink on the Impact of the Refugee Crisis?

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?”

My Refugee Journey – 7th March 2016

My Refugee Journey – 7th March 2016 2pm and its back at Kara Tepe Refugee Camp…  serving tea and painting and drawing with the kids.  I enjoy entertaining the kids and making them laugh, I taught them a few things including the Big Fish Little Fish Cardboard Box dance which they find very funny andContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 7th March 2016”

My Refugee Journey – 1/2nd March 2016

My Refugee Journey – 1st and 2nd March 2016 Back on Tea duty at Kara Tepe Refugee Camp – a very busy camp with over 1000 refugees on site – at 6pm about 400 refugees left for the ferry to Athens but coaches full of refugees keep arriving – speaking to my UNHCR Friend AbdulaContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 1/2nd March 2016”

My Refugee Journey – 24th February 2016

My Refugee Journey – 24th February 2016 Weather turned today with extremely heavy rain and thunder/lightning storm…  So watch duty has been called off, but instead of a night off Ive volunteered to be on emergency call all night and helping with recruitment on social media for HSA.  The night duty was very quiet, andContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 24th February 2016”

My Refugee Journey – 18/19th February 2016

Im writing this at 1:30am on 20th February, as Ive just finished a back to back day shift and night shift and now Im on Emergency Call incase any refugee boats come in over night and early morning…  Its been a long 2days! So I will start with 18th Feb, I got to the refugeeContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 18/19th February 2016”

My Refugee Journey – 17th February 2016

Today was the busiest day I’ve had since being here in Lesvos, which is about 10days now…  We started the day with a massive beach clean-up, which is where lots of volunteers from various groups/organisations here to support the refugees go to the beach and clear as much of the life jackets and small boatsContinue reading “My Refugee Journey – 17th February 2016”