Notes from a first time volunteer

I travelled to Trieste, Italy, early in December 2015 with Gabrielle to support asylum seekers. As well as helping with the distribution of supplies to those in the most dire need, I got the chance to see where our collected donations end up, and realised how vital it is to have good...

Forgotten in Trieste: Part 2

Shoes, must get shoes: That was my first thought when I woke up the next morning.B knew of a shop where mens' shoes were on discount. So we went. Hardy, waterproof winter shoes were being sold at 20 Euros. It felt like Christmas. The shoes on sale seemed comfortable enough...

Forgotten in Trieste: Part 1

The process for seeking asylum is exhaustingly long. Journeys to enter the European Union begin with crossing the treacherous waters of the Aegean Sea from Turkey, trudging through the Balkans, crossing borders of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, Austria, then finally Germany. For some, it is even further onwards to the Scandinavian countries. This...