A Safe Place to Call Home.

As many of you reading this will know, after much deliberation and self-doubt, I decided to travel to the Greek island of Lesvos. As the third biggest Greek island, it lies just off the coast of Turkey and is currently experiencing a humanitarian crisis: there is an overwhelming number of refugees arriving here daily having made the dangerous crossing across the sea from Turkey. Seeing and reading about this every day, I couldn’t bear to stay in Scotland any longer; I felt powerless there and an insuppressible need to be of practical help. The question remains as to whether it is more useful to be here with helping hands and a welcoming smile, or back in Scotland putting pressure on the government and powers that be to do more to accommodate these people who have left literally everything in search of a better place. In search of a safe place to call home. Here’s to this blog contributing in some way to answering the question, how can we help, and to helping you, yes you, who read this to better understand what’s going on here, and in the rest of Europe, and why it is important that you take notice and take action, and what we can do together to in some way alleviate this horrendous situation. Thank you for reading, thank you for sharing, thank you for acting.


2 thoughts on “A Safe Place to Call Home.

  1. I believe every approach to solving these issues are important. I’d suggest your best approach would be one that utilises your skills the most. Although gaining experience of the issues in multiple situations would certainly make you more aware and capable of pressurising the government if you decided that’s where your skills are most useful. Thanks for everything you’re doing out there!

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    1. Thank you very much David, you’re right, of course, as I am beginning to see. I already know now that with what I am seeing and doing here I will be in a better position to act at home. More tomorrow about today – it’s 4am and we’ve only just got back from thr camps, and there was still so much more work to be done, but we need to rest for tomorrow…


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