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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

‘The human heart is surviving’: the woman giving sanctuary to refugees in Lesbos

Activist Efi Latsoudi is one of the founders of an open, self-organised camp for vulnerable refugees who arrive on the Greek island. She has just been awarded UNHCR’s Nansen award for her humanitarian efforts * Do you help or work with refugees? Share your stories “Leaving the refugees unprotected means you leave your country and society unprotected, and we have to do something,” says Efi Latsoudi, a Lesbos resident who’s seen her hometown engulfed by the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Originally from Athens, the 48-year-old human rights activist moved to the Greek island in 2001, and for the past four years has been one of the founders and administrators of an open, self-organised refugee camp, Pikpa. The camp has been run, through all the tumult of the last few years, entirely on the efforts of volunteers and donations. We believe the solidarity of people can be part of the solution. And this is a great thing Related: Refugees in Lesbos: are there too many NGOs on the island? Continue reading...