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Ane (50) is a volunteer at Moria Camp in Lesvos

Ane (50) is a volunteer at Moria Camp in Lesvos

One of these is my good friend, my boss in Refugee 4 Refugees, my great hero, but also "the kid" my Omar Alshakal. He's only 25 years old, but he's the most grown-up and life-experienced 25-Year-old I've ever met. And the life experience he has, I really leave no comparison! As a refugee from Syria, he has been through highly traumatic experiences, during the war in Syria, but also during the escape itself, where he swam from turkey to Greece.

A Little Girl in Lesvos, Greece

A Little Girl in Lesvos, Greece

A little girl of 5 or 6 years’ old stole my heart in Lesvos. I liked her straight away when she came and plonked herself down on the plastic chair next to me and some other volunteers. Her cropped brown hair was roughly cut – maybe a sign of being in a family always on the move - and the top was a little longer to pull up into a trademark bunch shooting straight up like a firework on top of her head.

95 New Arrivals in Lesvos - Greece

95 New Arrivals in Lesvos - Greece

I jumped at the chance to join the 8am - 2pm shift at Stage 2 this morning. 95 people were there from two landings. All Afghans as far as I know, which is very common for Lesvos. Three medical cases to be aware of - a pregnant woman who had been sick on arrival, a man with an infection from shrapnel wounds and a hearing impairment…

Eviction

Eviction

We finally received confirmation that an eviction of the 800+ people living in the main settlement in Grande-Synthe will take place soon. After a court hearing in Lille, the eviction that will remove the camp surrounding the emergency shelter has been ordered without delay.