Lesvos refugees crisis lesvos refugees crisis.. These words have been clinging in my head since 2015 but as in many heads, they were just words.. Until i came to the island in December last year to meet many lovely people with tortured destinies waiting for one thing – the black stamp. The road to Lesvos…Continue reading on the island of Lesvos…
Since a very young age I remember empathising with sufferers. Suffering was something eerily fascinating to me, an expression of the soul, the mind and the body that manifests differently according to what you are suffering from. Exploring suffering was my way, as a youngster, to get closer to one’s vulnerability. 3rd October 2013 was…Continue reading As human beings, we should never forget 3rd October 2013
Asylum Links offers refugees and asylum seekers the accessibility to documents and contacts that assist them in establishing the rights that are available to them in the country they are trying to relocate to. Having fled a country that has stripped these rights from them, Asylum Links facilitates the necessary information and support to help…Continue reading The unique experience of LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers within the UK
Sometimes the images of horror and destruction we see on the news can be so overwhelming that it leaves us with a sense of helpless. The refugee crisis seems far too complex, our news screens are filled with grim images of dead kids, cities covered in rubble, men in balaclavas holding massive guns. In some…Continue reading Are refugees to blame?
This is my first ever article. I am not a writer/blogger. I maintain a diary for things such as my to-do list and reminders, my goals, scribbling and sometimes, venting. It was last week that I found purpose to write in it. Like any ordinary day, while scrolling on facebook, a video of a Syrian…Continue reading Life in a minefield
There are currently approx. 6000 refugees and asylum seekers stuck in Serbia. There are 17 official camps, a number of squats in urban locations and some permitted sites ran by volunteer groups and other NGOs. The situation here is not the same as Bulgaria or Hungary where the general population is regularly fiercely hostile to…Continue reading On the ground in Serbia
Sometimes it is easy to associate the word ”refugee” with stateless people wandering a desert in order to drain the oasis of a ”settled” community. However, many people do not realise that refugees are doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, mothers, fathers, daughters and sons who simply want the universal human rights that are inherently born within…Continue reading How I (try) to help refugees online.