The Long Journey. The Lightless Sky
In 2018 we began to support the work of NGOs in Greece with refugees from areas torn by conflict - Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and several African countries.
In Greece, there are 3800 unaccompanied minors and only proper accommodation for about 1200.
While our politicians argue about ......politics. While our great business leaders and academics focus their attention on economic growth and the ‘vital statistics’ which, they use to describe ’success’. These people - and the young Afghan boys we have been privileged to meet = have no home, no country, no education and precious little hope. Some of them left home at the age of 10 years old to work in Iran or Turkey when their fathers were killed in Afhanistan. Living in cages waiting for the people smugglers to move them on, walking across the mountains for 2-3 weeks at a time, hiding in trains or lorries to evade the border guards.....we can do very little but we will do what we can to help provide some hope.