While it is true that sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, words are needed to explain the reality that hides behind a shocking picture. After passing through Colombia, Haiti, Lebanon, Nicaragua and Palestine, a team of volunteers who participated in the 2014 edition of...

[gallery ids="2866"] by Erika Bozzato   as the final day is approaching, I am trying to take inventory of the experience, pondering its different aspects and challenges. It has definitely been a stimulating period, as I dived into a new country-unknown language-new habits experience. The language remained pretty much...

[gallery ids="2757,2758,2759,2760,2761"] During my time here as EU Aid Volunteer I realized how important it is to raise awareness about the conditions of Syrian refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) outside the region, and particularly in Europe. The issue should not be a matter solely for...

[gallery ids="2648,2649,2650,2651,2652,2653,2654,2655,2656,2657,2658,2659"] by Erika Bozzato   As I quite like spending time outdoors exploring the nature, I decided to join a local hiking group called “Footprints Nature Club”[1], whose aim is to promote people’s relationship with nature and Lebanon’s environmental heritage. In fact they do not organize only...

Photo Credit: V. Garau   By Erika Bozzato For once, I will be talking about something that happened outside Lebanon, but that could greatly influence the refugee situation here and in neighbouring countries. On 28th October, in response to the request of Syria’s neighbouring countries and the UN,...