It had been perhaps the most valiant time in my life, and not even in retrospect, not yet. I saw myself in pictures carrying heavy equipment through the pissing rain and underneath icy mountains with a big laughing smile across my face, hiding perhaps embarrassment or anguish, I can’t remember. White teeth smiling out from… Read More A Fishing Machine by Rick Melling
For a landing at Korakas my job was to try to guide the boat into the safest beach, the one on the east. … Read More “There were no injuries that day, no hypothermia, only relief at the end of a difficult and dangerous chapter, and worry about an uncertain future.”
Read on to experience a day as a lighthouse night watch volunteer for migrant boats crossing the Aegean Sea to Lesvos, Greece. … Read More “Living at Korakas, you sleep surrounded by monuments to the crisis, an elephant graveyard for this mass migration.”
Volunteer Scott Hamilton explains the deception behind the “Freedom Papers” distributed in May to migrants in Moria Detention Center.
Lesvos, Greece… Read More “It’s been 2 weeks since the riots in Moria and as usual everything has changed completely.”
Volunteer Tom Fernandes describes his admiration for the collaboration of NGO’s he witnessed during his time in Lesvos, Greece.… Read More “These are the people who have been forgotten.” Written by Tom Fernandes
A German doctor details the health conditions he encountered inside Moria Detention Center in Lesvos, Greece in the following field report. … Read More “Just like the food distrubution tent I just left, all the portions have been handed out.”
The Rubber Inflatable Boat (RIB) in the photo is a rescue boat operated by Seawatch. Roughly 35 refugees and migrants crossed to Lesvos packed into the fiberglass boat beside it. Background: Portuguese Frontex. Deep background: Hellenic Coast Guard.… Read More “Though clouded with exhaustion and worry, their eyes still shone like the sky.” Written by Cullen McHael