In November 2015 I had the opportunity to volunteer as an aid worker on the the Greek island of Lesvos, which borders Turkey. This island is the landing base for many refugees fleeing from the violence in and around Syria. Thousands of refugees traverse the Aegean in overcrowded boats to try and make it into Europe. The arrive on the island cold, wet, hungry and more often than not, terrified. It was our priority to ensure these peoples' safety and to make sure the had warm clothes, food and shelter until they were registered by the Greek authorities. As well as this we organised distribution of donations from all over the world. I wanted to try and capture some of the amazing work that is being done here that is not getting the coverage it deserves.
It's an incredibly humbling experience to see what lengths people will go to in order to protect their loved ones. This is an experience I will always remember and will contribute my time and energy to for the rest of my life.
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