Greece

EKO Dream Space

ON-THE-GROUND SOLUTIONS: How we all SHOULD be tackling this crisis! Eko Project, our amazing day camp in Thessaloniki, Greece…just gets better and better thanks…

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We Need Wheels!

Can you help us get some wheels?? We’re on the hunt for two vehicles to support our awesome new project at Eko Project in…

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ECHO Library WiFi

This is how we roll, alternative creative solutions brought to you by The Worldwide Tribe team. Meet Nils O’Hara, Richard Thanki and Samson Rinaldi…our…

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The Tobal Family

The Tobal Family. I recently spent the day with Abdulrahman, Shindara and their beautiful children Brevan, 4 and Ahmed, 2. They told me: “We…

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Meet Ali

Meet Ali, 31, his wife Rwida, 31, and their children Mohamed, 10, Naima, 8 and Amina, 5. Ali told me: “I am a tailor….

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Meet The Ebish Family

Meet the Ebish family. The family of 8 arrived in Greece in February 2016. After spending 11 months in the tent camps, they finally…

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The Happy Couple

What do you do when you’re desperate to marry the love of your life, but you live in a refugee camp? You do it…

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Seek The Truth

“When you go to jail, you are there as a punishment for a crime you have committed, from breaking the law. When the borders…

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Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all the kids currently living in refugee camps across Europe <3 Our shoebox distribution to every child in the two camps…

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A Bit Of Magic

It’s Christmas Eve and our very own Santa Claus, Dan Teuma has spent the day checking, sorting and wrapping shoeboxes, ready to deliver them…

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Suffering, Pain, Anger

“I met this little one recently. Its been a while since i felt sooo much deep rooted pain in someone so young. Absolutley shatters…

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A Child In A Camp

Imagine fleeing your home..knowing the dangers that lie ahead, with the fragile life of a child inside you. Imagine making the hardest journey of…

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We Can’t Give Up

Perfect words written by volunteer Christina McDonald-Legg exactly a year ago: “The day after I left Lesvos I heard a refugee boat had sunk…

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Our Greece Team

Meet our amazing Greece team Dan Teuma, Mary Finn and Brittany Bee Pummell!!!! Our little wifi team (Richard Thanki, Samson Rinaldi and Nils O’Harahave…

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Snow Falling In Greece

I will never forget my childhood memories of waking up and running to the window…pulling back the curtains to see the garden covered in…

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Ehcan

“Beat me, not my father..’ I begged as Greek police hit my elderly father to the ground. ‘He’s old! He’s old! Please leave him…

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These Are Real People

Our amazing ambassador Mary has spent the past few weeks at EKO Project in Thessaloniki, Greece… “I’m sure that many of you have slept…

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Refugee Christmas Appeal

Refugee Christmas Appeal Tribe members! Time to take action! Christmas is a time for love, kindness, compassion and giving. The refugee kids in EKO…

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Effie

“If you’d told me ten years ago this would be my life today, I’d have never believed you, never” This is Effie. 10 years…

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Sequoia

The next week of this crazy life is taking me to Miami, where our lovely pal Sequoia Ziff will be showing and selling her incredible…

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That Little Girl

That little girl, the one too dazed to take sweets or fruit the one not crying, the one who’s mute the one the Taliban…

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Meditation

Meditation in a refugee camp… Amongst the chaos, there is beauty and stillness. The lovely Lele and her husband Peter have been volunteering with…

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We Are Desperate

A couple of weeks ago a fellow volunteer wrote the following message from inside Moria Camp in Lesvos after a devastating fire: “The situation…

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Another News Story

One of the most shocking things to me during my time working with refugees…has been the media. Not just the media portrayal of the…

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Search & Rescue

As you guys know, our lovely Dan and Simeon spent months this year working on the shorelines of Lesvos. They worked all hours of…

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Athens

We’re in Athens! Yesterday we visited an old school which has been squatted by 300 Syrian refugees, then headed to the port to meet…

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Alaa’s Story

News from mainland Greece has been devastating recently. EKO, the camp many of our lovely friends have worked tirelessly in to make as happy…

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Meet Matt

So Matt is pretty special. Right now he’s somewhere between Istanbul and Thessaloniki, part way through a 1,200km solo bike ride – just ANOTHER…

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Kostas, The Teacher

Meet Kostas, a local from the island of Lesvos, Greece. Kostas is a teacher, teaching Greek to people from all over the world, but…

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WiFi @ Pikpa

Yesterday the forced deportations began from Lesvos back to Turkey. Two boats left in the morning, with the refugees deported with Frontex officers like…

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Help In Eidomeni

Check out this bad boy…! This is the van we have been able to buy for the transportation of volunteers and runs to restock…

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Only Just Begun

It was about 2.30am one morning and our Lesvos rescue team members Dan and Sim were sitting in their wetsuits, with their binoculars, scanning…

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The Future Of Pikpa

Dan, Nils, Sim, Rich, Mark and Jamie are all representing the tribe on the ground in Lesvos right now, and it’s not an easy…

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Yusra Mardini

This is Yusra Mardini. She’s 18 years old and she’s from Syria. She too, made the harrowing journey across the sea from Turkey to…

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Greece To Macedonia

Sometimes I can not believe what I am seeing… This is our amazing friend Phoebe. She’s part of a human chain of people helping…

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Grateful

Sometimes I hear volunteers talking about the fact that refugees are not always ‘grateful’ when receiving aid. This rubs me up the wrong way…

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Ella And Michael

Guys! This is Ella and Michael. They are a couple from Norway and they are AMAZING. They’ve been working non-stop on the ground in…

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Lesvos Dream Team

Introducing our absolute DREAM TEAM in Lesvos! Dan, Sim, Lilian and Polly are currently representing The Worldwide Tribe, working their absolute bums off in…

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Beautiful, Chilling Lesvos

These pictures, at first glance, could deceivingly give the idea that we’re on holiday right now…sunshine, blue seas and beaches… Lesvos is really really…

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Proem Aid

You guys might have read in the news about the lifeguards who were arrested on Lesvos. Yeh…lifeguards…the guys that selflessly and heroically risk their…

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A Hero

I have just read the most incredible story. I met Brendan Woodhouse a few months ago at a training day about working in Calais….

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Fake Life Jackets

The bad weather in Lesvos this week has made the crossing even more dangerous than normal and I have been emotionally hit hard, all…

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Good News For Lesvos

After yesterday’s heartache over the updates from the Calais Jungle, and the uncertainty of the situation, I wanted to share some positive news with…

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Hassan

This is Hassan. He left his country after his parents died. His sister had already fled to Germany, his brother to England, and he…

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The Innocence Of Laughter

Yesterday’s Update from Lesvos: Our lovely volunteers reported walking 4km along the beach yesterday to reach the boats arriving during the morning shift, as…

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So Much To Give

For the last five months I’ve talked about and posted about nothing but refugees. I’ve thought about nothing else either. I’ve been totally, 100%…

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Something To Celebrate

To you guys, this might look like a big lump of metal. To us, this container represents hard work, achievement, progress and SUCCESS! Team…

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Hell On Earth

There is a hell on earth. A place where children’s feet rot in the cold mud, where grown men cry in despair, where families…

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The Horrors In Greece

The horrors in Greece…an account of Dan’s time in Lesvos: As some of you guys know, Dan arrived home from Greece this weekend. Emotionally…

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