In August after a spell fundraising back in the uk, 3 of us from the Belgrade campaign drove through Serbia, Bulgaria and down through Greece’s main land to Athens, where we stayed in the imfamous squat district for a week. We headed to Lesvos and established a space in one of two large industrial building … Continue reading 2017 Direct Action Volunteers & Refugee Art Trail are born…
Arriving at the Italian French border last night was like going back to the Calais 'jungle' but in snow. 300 plus people shelter from the biting snow under a motorway bridge in tents and tarpaulin structures and huddle around fires of plastic, old blankets and what ever else will burn. There are a rag tag … Continue reading Ventimiglia – Italy. Refugees need support in freezing conditions… 1/3/18
So with a heavy heart I left a job 90 percent finished at One Happy Family day center, the two classrooms having taken our team of 2 iranians, an Afghan, an Algerian, a Jew and I with other volunteers only 1 week and one day to nearly finish. I'm sad at leaving so many lovley … Continue reading On leaving Lesvos and The next chapter, rescue work off Sicily with Life Line
Wood burners, welders, and donations for fire wood needed on lesvos in squatted refugee accomadation...
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These are images of the squats on Lesvos where I find myself living. The refugees living here prefer to live in these windowless shells of buildings than in the government run camps, which are nearly at double capacity, with people sleeping OUTSIDE on the ground! Large NGO's are busy in the camps, but there … Continue reading Lesvos – Winter is coming
25/4/17 - A day out in the woods, climbing trees, running down forest paths screeching , catching Gundagir the dig, and generally having fun, like young boys should. A huge thanks to all who made this possible, and please, spread the link to this if u have 5 minutes so we can continue to offer … Continue reading Forest school in serbia for refugee minors.
13 yr old beaten by border police at Hungarian frontier with Serbia
A view on the life of a volunteer helping the migrants in Serbia, and their struggle to stay alive while crossing the border to hungary.
After 3 days in the camp I am beginning to get a view on how I can help and what is needed. So yesterday I helped one of the other welders here to make 4 oil drum bar b que's, and there was a big chicken fry up all night. We played Pashto music on … Continue reading Call out for funding for giving the refugees lighting and hot water in Belgrade ‘barracks’