This extraordinary and timely collection tells the story of the Refugee Crisis in Europe through the eyes of the grassroots volunteers, almost half a million people in total. It not only shows their vital work - in aid, rescues, and contesting rights and challenging governments - but also how they witnessed the crisis in a way that governments and the media did not.
In over 400 pages and 110 images, this book tells the story of the crisis from Lesvos and Lampedusa to the Balkans, Calais, Dunkerque, Germany, UK, Ireland, Spain and Scandinavia. It is the only account centered on the volunteers who did so much, saved thousands of lives, and saw both the best of European solidarity, and the most shameful abuses against refugees by European states and military forces. It includes two contributions from ULIP's Anna-Louise Milne and a focus on La Chapelle, Paris, where ULIP students have volunteered over the past years.
Join author Sue Clayton, Professor at Goldsmiths University of London, and some of the 180 frontline activists from across Europe who have contributed to this book for a Facebook Event in partnership with Bookmarks The Socialist Bookshop.
"I think the key to supporting refugees is to help them back onto their own feet. Their experiences and knowledge is crucial to building a support system for them. The only difference between us is the passport you are holding.” Mahmoud Ri, Ex-Syrian refugee now volunteering on Lesvos.
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