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December 15: HARRT Resettles Afghan Refugees in Helena, Montana

Hands On Global has been working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Montana to resettle Afghan refugees. Members of  HARRT (Helena Afghan Refugee Resettlement Team) have been training with the IRC and are prepared [...]

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October 12: Bittersweet thoughts on my way out

Six days in Athens and feeling like I know how to get around just one area of town. Traffic is insane. Today I walked for two hours as I don’t know when I’ll be back. Everything seems so [...]

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October 5: What would you do to save your life?

OMG I am devastated. My friend and colleague “AA” has just received his second asylum rejection today. Hands On Global worked with this man for over six months in the medical clinic. He is a [...]

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October 2: Back to camp on Lesvos Island

I have been in Athens and last evening arrived in Lesvos. It is difficult to figure out what is going on with the refugees situation. We met with the MVI team leaders. They say [...]

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May 5: Returning to camp on Lesvos Island

Both excitement and hesitation visit me as I’m driving back to Kara Tepe 2 refugee camp on Lesvos Island Greece.  I know I’ll see many familiar faces of both foreigners and refugees when I arrive.  [...]

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February 18: Visiting tents today . . .

Oh, today in the camp was really cold again. Dr Taha and I visited 3 refugee families all with a member who is medically fragile, and one single woman. I am going to tell you [...]

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