Update from Jill of #ctfdistributionteam23! Northern Greece, PART 1 OF 3 This cold spell is not normal for Greece. To see snow in the cities and on beaches is not the norm. Amanda and I cannot help but think of the refugees in tents or in unheated buildings. We worked in the main warehouse in Athens yesterday, and it is crazy how cold it was in that concrete building, but outside it was a good 20 degrees warmer! It seems that we are trading off with rooms with no heat. My turn was last night. You start thinking as you lay there, “Surely the heat will kick in soon,” then you might get up and look for an extra blanket in the cupboard, then dig around in your roller bag for the long underwear … it made for a long night, but I did eventually get some sleep with like 10 layers on! We had breakfast in the hotel: usually an egg, some Greek yogurt with honey, a piece of fruit. Very simple. We were anxious to get on the road; we arrived in the dark and were surprised to see in the morning light that we were circled with snow-drenched mountains. The sky was a crisp blue. So lovely. #withrefugees#solidarity#babyboxes#babybeds#babywearing#hope#dignity#childrenfirst#refugeeswelcome#refugeefamilies#instagood#ctftripjournal
Education does not finish when you leave School. The is 17year old Mary who is holding her two months old child after fleeing from south Sudan to Uganda. Something i haver seen here and have been completely blown away by is the unpardlled strengtch of the mothers #withrefugees
Thank you for watching our live! If you have more questions about refugees in Greece, leave a comment below. Pictured here is Nour's old camp, Oreokastro, in Thessaloniki. This is @arynebaker and @francescatrianni, on assignment for @findinghome with @lynseyaddario #withrefugees#timemagazine#everydayrefugees
We're going LIVE from Nour's refugee camp at 10:30 AM EST to show you her old home. This is your chance to ask questions about life in the camp or refugee issues. Leave us a comment below and we'll answer during the live. This is @francescatrianni and @arynebaker in Thessaloniki, Greece. #everydayrefugees#withrefugees Thanks to the @pulitzercenter for supporting this project.