Our world is dealing with a humanitarian crisis of unfathomable scale and experiencing the greatest migration in human history. If there is one thing that I have learned from working on the ground with refugees in Lesvos, mainland Greece, and Macedonia, it is that there is something that each and every one of us can do to help fellow humankind in a time of need.
"I cannot stand by idly any longer as people wash ashore half a world away – dead and alive, old and young, sick and injured, disheartened and afraid – facing an unfathomable plight with no end in sight. Refugees are human beings who deserve dignity and attention."
My Firsthand Accounts of Working with Refugees in Lesvos, Greece
I Thought I was Ready. Refugees in Lesvos... Day One -- 10/25/2015
8,800 Humans Arriving Each Day. Refugees in Lesvos… Day Two -- 10/26/2015
Where to Begin? Refugees in Lesvos... Day Three -- 10/27/2015
Tragedy Strikes. Refugees in Lesvos... Day Four -- 10/28/2015
A Ship Sinks Before My Eyes. Refugees in Lesvos... Day Four -- 10/28/2015
Numb. Refugees in Lesvos... Day Five --10/29/2015
News Worth Smiling For. Refugees in Lesvos... Day Six -- 10/30/2015
A Different Halloween. Refugees in Lesvos... Day Seven -- 10/31/2015
Here For Humanity. Refugees in Lesvos... Day Eight -- 11/1/2015
"Fences, borders, walls, and seas may divide, but I refuse to accept such arbitrary and troublesome boundaries. I will fight for the dignity and respect of humanity – for my new friends, for my peers, children and elders alike, for my fellow human beings."
Newsflash: The Refugee Crisis is Worsening
"I do not know how these individuals and families do it, from where they muster such immense strength, what sustains their bodies and souls on this endless, incomprehensibly difficult journey. It is a quest for survival and opportunity, of hope and faith."