Voices of Refugees: A Collection of Stories on Human Displacement
Amidst one of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time, millions of displaced refugees and asylum-seekers are fleeing war-torn countries affected by conflict. Through all of the unimaginable violence, pain, and torture, these people are seeking a path to safety and peace.
Voices of Refugees is a collection of stories revealing the human perspective behind the global refugee crisis. Men, women, and children, each with their own unique stories, are risking their lives seeking refuge from war and violence. Along their journeys to safety, many have found themselves stranded in camps for months on end, or struggling for years to maintain a steady life due to endless bureaucratic limbo. This project aims at shedding a light on individual stories, through the various mediums of photography, texts, audio and video, in an effort to expose the realities of human displacement.
Voices of Refugees was founded by myself and Clara Veale, a fellow volunteer working on the ground at refugee camps in Greece. We both felt compelled to share the simultaneously raw, beautiful, distressing and profoundly human stories of the people we had shared our hours with each day. Beyond Greece, Voices of Refugees has transformed into a collective space for international refugee stories from across the globe.
To learn more about the creation & vision of the project, Check out these two interviews:
To learn more about my experience volunteering at a Syrian refugee camp in Greece, Check out these publications on The Huffington Post: