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2016/05/29

A Crisis of People Not Scale

With the crowd funding for the “Boat for Sara” campaign ending this week, I have been thinking about the next steps – ordering and buying the boat. With so many tragic events on the Mediterranean this week, it is possible to get lost in the sheer scale of tragedy. What we can forget too quickly in the face of such vast events, is the value, and importance of smaller contributions. Proem Aid have decided to stay on Lesvos, and it is a reminder that each human life matters. Here is an article on my recent thoughts about what is going on politically – and the difficulty of predicting what will happen next. It is also a little celebration of small actions – and on that theme, I would like to take this next opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has contributed and donated towards Sara’s Boat.

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2016/05/25

Try to Reach the Earth

It’s the last 24 hours of the “Boat for Sara” campaign. I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to every single person who has contributed, cared, shared and been a part of it. It’s not the final figure but we have now raised, €18,487 – and we’ve had a wonderful late push in the last couple of days. Once the campaign is over, I will publish the final amount, as well as news of the next steps. I would also like to say special thanks to PROEMAID for all the work they do. Beyond that, a special shout out to all the aid workers, locals and volunteers who contribute daily in so many ways. I don’t think that this most most kind, most human aspect of the “refugee crisis” is celebrated enough. Hats off – you’re all heroes to me and many others. Finally, I am particularly thinking of friends – refugee and volunteer – at Idomeni this week. It is a reminder that this situation is ongoing, unpredictable and ever changing.

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2016/05/08

…only in slowing, stopping, can we see our paths anew, and be inspired, once again, to summon the courage to follow it….

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