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A blog about the human side of refugees, written as a personal experience from a volunteer on Lesvos Greece.

Owner: Jowelle

Listed in: Politics

Language: English

Tags: Refugees, Syria, Boats, Humanitarian Aid, Refugee crisis

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Latest Blog Posts for The Human Thing

  • Volunteering is ineffective and inefficient (but you should still do it)
    on Feb 11, 2016
    As a consultant I help advise organizations about their operations by questioning their effectiveness and efficiency. In other words, are they doing the right thing and are they doing that thing right? I just can’t help but questioning volunteering...
  • Van vluchteling tot vrijwilliger
    on Feb 7, 2016
    For an English version please click here.   Stel je voor je woont in een prachtig land; lekker weer, rijke historie en prachtige oude gebouwen. Je vader en grootvader hebben daar een eigen bedrijf en familie opgebouwd, jij hebt gestudeerd en een g...
  • From refugee to volunteer
    on Feb 7, 2016
    Voor de Nederlandse versie, klik hier.   Just imagine. You live in a beautiful country; the weather is nice, it has a rich history and lovely old architecture. Your father and grandfather built their families and business there, you went to colleg...
  • The transit island
    on Feb 1, 2016
    We are in the middle of the storm here in Lesvos, right in the epicentre of the refugee stream towards Europe. The primary entry point of the Garden of Eden a.k.a. the EU. And at the moment we are in the eye of the storm, an awkward and dangerous sil...
  • Mixed feelings
    on Jan 31, 2016
    I have mixed feelings. About almost everything happening here.    After a day in Greece all I saw were happy faces and sunshine. The snow had just melted and suddenly the boats stopped coming. The warmer climate encouraging the crossing was d...
  • Humans, we've got a problem
    on Jan 28, 2016
    Humans, we've got a problem. Newspapers comment on it every day and I can't open my Facebook feed without finding comments on it. You all know what I am talking about. Usually refered to as the refugee crisis, the IS terrorist war or the immigration...
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