January 13, 2016 3:00 am
Updated: July 10, 2016 2:40 pm

BLOG: First-hand account of the refugee crisis from Lesbos, Greece


Global Okanagan reporter Neetu Garcha is in Lesbos (also written Lesvos), Greece helping with the refugee crisis.

She will be on the Greek island for about two weeks where she will be helping volunteers with whatever roles need to be filled from providing warm, dry clothing, sorting donations and entertaining children to helping refugees get off boats/dinghies when they arrive to the shore.

The reason she chose to travel to Lesbos is because of the overwhelming influx of refugees who have been arriving there. She will be in Lesbos from January 12 to 23. Follow along as she updates on social media.

Neetu produced a four-part series for Global News providing an on-the-ground look at the refugee crisis from Lesbos, the links are below.

PART 1: Refugees describe perilous journey from Turkey to Greece

PART 2: Afghan English teacher shares story of survival

PART 3:‘Life jacket graveyard’ a poignant symbol of refugee crisis

PART 4:Canadians discuss volunteering on the front lines of the refugee crisis

WATCH: Syrians confont new challenges abroad

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