Sun, sand and thousands of refugees: the Lesbos volunteer – podcast

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Sun, sand and thousands of refugees: the Lesbos volunteer – podcast
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Shocked by the humanitarian crisis she saw unfolding in Greece, Ayesha Keller got on a plane to see if she could help save lives

 Sean Smith

Ayesha Keller was horrified by the treatment of refugees in Europe and wanted to try to make a difference. She left her job and headed for the Greek island of Lesbos, where she found the beaches strewn with discarded lifejackets, and the formal refugee settlement overflowing. Thousands of people unable to get into the camp were huddled in freezing fields, with no facilities, food or shelter. Keller banded together with other volunteers who had gone to Greece in response to the tragedy. During her year-long stay, she helped crowdfund, establish and run a transit camp in a local farmer’s olive groves

Sounds from Lesbos were recorded by Cambria Bailey-Jones | Listen to the podcast >>>