Welcome, 77 artists, 40 different points of Attica welcomes you by singing Erotokritos an epic romance written at 1713 by Vitsentzos Kornaros

Thursday, June 9, 2016

What's in it for them? The volunteers saving Europe's refugees

They give up holidays, jobs and even relationships to help strangers with everything from risky boat rescues to collecting litter. We look at what motivates so many people to help A tailor’s workshop on the Turkish coast, a petrol station near Greece’s border with Macedonia, an unemployed woman’s flat. What do they have in common? They are unofficial headquarters along the 2,000-mile refugee trail staffed by volunteers who cannot stand by as Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since the second world war unfolds. Continue reading...