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exactly 10 years ago today I started my first volunteer job. Helping refugees to be specific.

I had no idea what I was doing or how I could help but it didn't take long to realize what it is that I needed to do.
Whether it's translating, baby sitting, playing soccer games with the kids, being an outlet where the refugees themselves would rant to, giving lectures in the university, representing Amnesty Austria in conferences across Europe hoping to find a solution to the situation or simply talking to the refugees themselves and giving them a quick escape from reality. There always was something to do and 10 years later, It still feels like it's day one.

The amount of knowledge and lessons that i've learned and continue to learn from all these people who have had life drag them through the mud and is invaluable.
There's a lot that's wrong with the system and a lot that's wrong with the refugees and a lot that's wrong with the situation as a whole but helping people in need isn't a political stance, it's a humanitarian one. So whether you're a leftist or a rightist, it's important to know where to vent out your frustrations while helping those who require urgent help.
Let's love one another a little more today.

Thanks to everyone who I worked with and special thanks to @amnesty , Train Of Hope, @unitednations, @unitednationshumanrights and @unhcrjordan for giving me the opportunity to utilize my skills and expertise in the field. I am forever grateful.

Best in the world

#activist #humanrights #Amnesty#refugee #Greece #austria #eu #actionlesvos #iwelcome #refugeeswelcome #amnestyaction #lesvossolidarity #unitednations #unhcr #vienna #relationshipgoals #


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Safe passage bags - recycled by refugees from life jackets found on Lesvos island @lesvossolidarity .
https://lesvossolidarityshop.org/blogs/24-hour-project/safe-passage-bags .
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#recycling #refugees #lesvos #lesvossolidarity


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Save Pikpa !
Please share the message !#savepikpa #lesvossolidarity #pikpacamp #solidarity #humantogether #opentheborders


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Save Pikpa! Camp at Lesvos, a calm safe place with humanity, dignity, solidarity and love #savepikpa #pikpacamp #lesvossolidarity #lesbos #humantogether #humanity #dignity #solidarity #love #visitlesbos #visitgreece


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Save Pikpa ! One of the most human camp at Lesvos, stop the goverment destroying it!
#savepikpa #pikpacamp #solidarity #lesvossolidarity #humantogether


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Save Pikpa !
Don't let the government's destroy this great camp of solidarity !#savepikpa #pikpacamp #solidarity #lesvossolidarity #humantogether #opentheborders #olympuspenf


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Lanseringsfest magasinet Feelgood 2


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Last Wednesday we visited Pikpa camp run by the Lesvos Solidarity . p”, is an open refugee camp in Mytilini, Lesvos (Greece), providing humanitarian support to the most vulnerable refugees including families with children, pregnant women, refugees with disabilities, refugees who suffer from serious medical conditions. #crisisandenvironment #lesvossolidarity #pikpacamp @lesvossolidarity @Veera Vehkasalo


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Back to selling book's -PIKPA BOOKS !! As you know all the proseed's go straight to Lesvos Solidarity and their incredible work for the most vulnerable migrants blocked by our inhuman politicians !#pikpacamp #lesvossolidarity #pikpabook #solidarity #refugeewelcome #winther2016#book #nodeoslo #openuniversity #aleris #nobelpeacecenter #olympuspenf


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“no one puts their children in a boat
unless the water is safer than the land…
no one leaves home until home is a sweaty voice in your ear
saying-
leave,
run away from me now
I dont know what i've become
but i know that anywhere
is safer than here”.
-Warsan Shire

Today is World Refugee Day. This photo I took in Lesvos of the discarded life jackets left by the hundreds of thousands who passed through this small Greek island. Although the media stories have dried up, thousands still risk their lives making the dangerous crossing, only to end up in a camp that is three times its capacity, that is unsafe, under-resourced, and lacking human dignity.

This evening  I had the honor to dine at a restaurant born out of a refugee/Greek solidarity movement hosted in part by the UNHCR. At my table was a mix of nationalities, languages, and cuisines. We dined together and laughed, even though some at the table are facing incredible hardship. Even though it is dark times for refugees and migrants worldwide, we try to see the light in all of it.

Much of the world would rather turn a blind eye to injustice than stand with their fellow human beings who were unlucky enough to be born in a country which cannot or will not support their well-being and livelihoods. With the profitability of war, conflicts around the globe are unlikely to end any time soon, only to be exacerbated by global warming and dwindling resources. What is certain is that people will not stop looking for a better life for themselves and their children. How we act now as global citizens will pave the way for the world of tomorrow. I for one, hope that it is brighter Than today. #refugeeswelcome #opentheislands #moria #lesvossolidarity #worldrefugeeday


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Lads always tell me I've a face for radio, this is what they mean - yeah? Class.

Thanks @dublinfringefest for a summer of justifiable lunacy. (Disclaimer: I'm going to get so much weirder, I'm apologising now friends)

#samewavelength #lesvossolidarity


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Check out this Global Spartan in action🏃‍♂️🇮🇹📍Nathan is currently on the Greece & Italy program that we have running this Summer. Not only does this program explore historical wonders, but it also teaches students about photo journalism. These students have the unique opportunity to talk directly to refugees who have made their escape to the island of Lesvos in Greece. To learn more about this program and our many others, click the link in our bio!
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#lesvos #greeceanditaly #sjsuflp #sjsustudyabroad #lesvossolidarity #refugees #sanjosestateuniversity #sjsuflp #globalspartans #photojournalism #journalism #sjsuspartans


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“You can find very human solutions...” Efi Latsoudi, Founder #lesvossolidarity
Looking forward to watching #PHILOXENIA
the 12 part YouTube series @howling.eagle
https://youtu.be/v5HRl7vZAZw

#humansolutions
#humanrights
#humanKINDER
#efilatsoudi
#withrefugees
#chooselove
#recipesofHOPE ✌🏽❤️✊🏽


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The Pikpa Book ! ( all the proceeds go directly to the great work at the camp )#lesvossolidarity #pikpacamp #lesvos #book #humantogether #refugeeswelcome #nodeoslo #aleris #olympusnorge


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Pikpa,Pikpa,Pikpa !All the proseeds of the sales go directly to Lesvos Solidarity's great work !#book #lesvossolidarity #pikpacamp #nodeoslo #aleris #olympusnorge #refugeeswelcome #humantogether #olympuspenf #lesvos


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The other side of the " PIKPABOOK " Designed by NODE Oslo ! #nodeoslo #nodeberlin #pikpacamp #pikpabook#lesvossolidarity #respect #solidarity #openuniversity #aleris #olympuspenf


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There was something so refreshing about traveling light. When I went to Greece, all I had was a backpack and a small carry on, that was it. Being a person that usually overpacks, it was really refreshing to have less stuff with me. Sure, it meant that I had to pay for laundry during the trip, but in the grand scheme of things, I was able to travel more comfortably AND I became more creative in the clothing combinations that I wore! I recommend this a 100%.
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#greece #travelgreece #travelblogger #tunisianblogger #lesvossolidarity #ramadan2018 #trees #fashionblogger #athens #shein #kotton


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Yessss,we got it ! ( PIKPA The Book ) you got to buy it to support the fantastic Lesvos Solidarity ( 30 € - 300 kr )#pikpacamp #lesvossolidarity #refugeeswelcome #aleris #openuniversity #tatemodern #olympusnorge #respect #solidarity #humantogether #book #olympuspenf


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Jede dieser Rettungswesten steht für ein Schicksal, viele von ihnen sind wohl tragischerweise nur noch Westen...als ich vor dieser Szenerie stehe, die mich stumm macht, steigt in mir - wie schon so oft - die Wut auf diejenigen Menschen hoch, die glauben irgendjemand auf dieser Welt würde ohne absolut existenzielle Not bei Nacht in ein überfülltes Schlauchboot steigen und in raue See stechen, auf die Gefahr hin zu kentern, auf die Gefahr hin von korrupten Küstenwachen aufgrund von zu geringer Schmiergeldzahlung beschossen zu werden, auf die Gefahr hin sein eigenes Leben zu verlieren oder den Tod von Partnern und Kindern mit ansehen zu müssen! Nur weil unsere Medien kaum mehr über die Tragödien, die sich hier in der Ägäis und vor der italienischen Küste abspielen berichten, heißt das nicht, dass sie nicht mehr passieren oder dass sich die Lage gebessert hätte. Wer die Arbeit der großartigen Menschen unterstützen möchte, die hier auf Lesbos um menschenwürdige Lebensumstände für die Geflüchteten kämpfen, der findet einen Link in meinem Profil. Auch kleine Spenden können einen großen Unterschied machen. #lesvos #lesbos #greece #griechenland #aegean #ägäis #lesvossolidarity #refugees #flüchtlinge #refugeeswelcome #flüchtlingewillkommen #livevest #rettungsweste #tragedy #tragödie #help #hilfe #nooneisillegal #keinmenschistillegal #responsibility #verantwortung #oneworld #einewelt #togetherwestand #zusammensindwirstark #humanity #humanismus #dermitderkamera #dmdk


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Book Launch, 25 May, 18:00-19:30
Tate Modern, Blavatnik Building, London, SE1 9TG "Communities of Solidarity: The Story of Pikpa Refugee Camp" is a unique book co-created by a collective of photographers, activists and academics who came together as volunteers via Lesvos Solidarity at Pikpa Refugee Camp.

The brilliant photographs of Knut Bry, Yulie Tzirou and young people living in the camp offer an intimate portrayal of everyday life at Pikpa. This rare and beautiful book offers a compelling narrative that invites us to question the ways in which we think about and relate to refugees. It also puts forward a provocative argument about the power and practice of solidarity.
Join us for the launch of our book and to hear more about the extraordinary story of Pikpa refugee camp and the making of this book from those directly involved.

#WhoAreWe #WhoAreWe2018 #Tate #TateExchange @openuiversity @oustudents #sociology #refugees #Pikpa @TateExchange @openuniversity #psychology #sociology #identity ##refugee #asylum #book #LesvosSolidarity


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Our book about " Pikpa Camp " is going to be launched at The TATE in London on Friday ! Come and buy one / many ! ( all money goes directly to support Pikpa ) #pikpacamp #lesvossolidarity #whoarewe#booklaunch #nodeoslo #nodeberlin #refugeewelcome #olympusnorge #humantogether #respect #aleris #olympuspenf


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The refugee waves in Lesvos diminished by mid 2016 and the island returned to normal. However, tourism has declined by 58%. Our tours proudly invest in the local community that helped those refugees. Through simply enjoying your time in Lesvos, we are making a difference! 💙#lesvos #lesvosisland #lesvosgreece #lesvosislandgreece #lesvossolidarity #greecegram #crewtravelers #letsgo #greekflag #visitlesvos #theotheraegean


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If
By Rudyard Kipling “If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!" If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!”
#lesvossolidarity #moria


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Ready & Waiting for the community who have welcomed us in as family #lesvossolidarity #refugeeswelcome


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This mornings team! #lesvossolidarity


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We think it’s going to rain so creating a sacred space indoors for our community sharing & goodbye this afternoon. #lesvossolidarity #refugeeswelcome #storytelling #noborders


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Today’s session involved around 30-40 people, 12 languages, theatre, poetry, storytelling & dance. Today was an incredibly good day! #lesvossolidarity #dramatherapy #storytelling #refugeeswelcome #noborders


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Not just a bag...human stories...made of lifewests that saved thousands of refugees' lives in lesvos island. #safepassageproject #safepassage #lesvossolidarity #lifewest #refugees #αλλυλεγγυη #theyareonlyhumans #pikpacamp


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Safe Passage #lesvossolidarity


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Check them out & please support #lesvossolidarity


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Refugee Protest in Lesvos town centre #lesvossolidarity


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Our Workshop space today on Pikpa Refugee Camp. Running workshops for the volunteers #lesvossolidarity


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#showthatyoucare
Zeig dass dich das Schicksal der vielen Geflüchteten etwas angeht: Mit den Taschen des Projektes #LesvosSolidarity, die von Geflüchteten aus gebrauchten Schwimmwesten upgecycelt wurden!
Check #antrag4
#ichmachdireinenantrag #bdkjfr_dv #antrag4 #solidarität #openrefugeecamp #mytilini #lesbos #griechenland #mittelmeer #geflüchtete #katholisch #politisch #aktiv #rastatt #jugendverbände @kjg_freiburg @ksjdvfreiburg @psg_freiburg


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If you want to support the refugees & the volunteers on Lesvos follow them, like them, buy bags/purses made from life jackets, you get the idea.... #lesvossolidarity


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" The Journey of Death " A very strong and impressive piece of art made at Pikpa ! May I remind you all how incredibly lucky we are who don't have to run from the bombs,lose everything we own,maybe loose our family or drown trying to reach a safe place and then meet a WALL put up by Europe - think about it !#journeyofdeath #refugeeswelcome #nomoreeuturkeydeal #lesvossolidarity #art#solidarity #freedomofmovement


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The Journey of Death - to be exhibited shortly in Mytilini. #mostafa_fadi#journey_of_death #pikpacamp #solidarity #lesvossolidarity #art #olympuspenf


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" The Journey of Death " A very strong and impressive piece of art made at Pikpa ! May I remind you all how incredibly lucky we are who don't have to run from the bombs,lose everything we own,maybe loose our family or drown trying to reach a safe place and then meet a WALL put up by Europe - think about it !#journey_of_death #refugeeswelcome#nomoreeuturkeydeal #pikpacamp #mostafa_fadi @mostafa_fadi#lesvossolidarity #art#solidarity #olympuspenf


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The Pikpafeeling ! ( where solidarity rules )#lesvossolidarity#pikpacamp#sunlight #solidarity #laundry #wind #gardening #olympuspenf


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Still a Happy Internathional Womans Day to all you fabulous ladies ! #internathionalwomensday #erikarazzaque #lesvossolidarity #pikpacamp #respect #humantogether #smile


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Pikpalove ! Thank you all for this amazing two months and a half ! #pikpacamp #lesvossolidarity #humantogether #solidarity #light#refugeeswelcome #love#respect


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This SAFE PASSAGE bag is made by refugees in #Lesvos island in #Greece using the life jackets that were used when crossing the #Aegean sea. Visit the website and support their work. http://www.lesvossolidarity.org #lesvossolidarity #lesvos #refugee #festivaldesmigration2018 #inluxembourg #luxembourgcity #luxembourgville #luxembourg #lesvos


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