Budapest/Europe 2016 Work

My 7 months with the Red Cross family: Greece

Lesvos, Greece
I travelled to many places with the IFRC as Regional Community Engagement Delegate (so, coordinating the way the red cross interacts with, informs, and collects feedback from refugees – across Europe) – but I definitely spent the most of my time visiting refugee camps in Greece. I started off my contract by immediately being deployed to the island Lesvos – where most people were arriving at the time. I also went several times to the north of Greece, to Idomeni and different locations around Thessaloniki and Athens. The job was difficult and very demanding, but also very rewarding – I had the opportunity to meet with amazing refugee volunteers, and the Greek people was extraordinarily hospitable and helpful in this very difficult situation.

And then, as a great bonus, there were all the colleagues and staff from partner organisations that I got to work closely with – engaged, passionate and hard-working people. Work-wise, it was both the most demanding and inspiring assignment I’ve had so far, with true solidarity at its core.

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Lesvos, Greece
Lesvos, Greece
Lesvos, Greece
Lesvos, Greece
Lesvos, Greece
Lesvos, Greece
Lesvos, Greece
Idomeni, Greece
Idomeni, Greece
Idomeni, Greece
Idomeni, Greece
Idomeni, Greece
Idomeni, Greece
Idomeni, Greece
Idomeni, Greece
Idomeni, Greece
Idomeni, Greece
Idomeni, Greece
Nea Kavala Refugee Camp
Nea Kavala Refugee Camp
Idomeni, Greece
Idomeni, Greece
Nea Kavala Refugee camp
Nea Kavala Refugee camp
Nea Kavala Refugee camp
Nea Kavala Refugee camp
Nea Kavala Refugee camp
Nea Kavala Refugee camp
Cherso refugee camp
Cherso refugee camp
Cherso refugee camp
Cherso refugee camp
Cherso refugee camp
Cherso refugee camp
Cherso refugee camp
Cherso refugee camp
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