Translators’ Tales: Tania

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. The Alchemist, by Paolo Coehlo I arrived in Presevo, Serbia in the late afternoon of October 28, 2015 along with Gabrielle and Zuleika. Shortly after my arrival and orientation, I started to work. I had volunteered to...

My Heroes

I spent the nights in the Women and Children Center, where women and children are able to rest, warm and dry up, and feed and change their babies. When I got to Presevo by the end of October, Save the Children had taken over the center, but to avoid that...

Wearing the Yellow Vest

Before the refugee crisis in Europe, the yellow vest is usually seen on airport runway staff, workmen on the road at night etc.Now, the yellow vest has become synonymous with independent volunteers from all over Europe who have arrived to help at various refugee hotspots.Regardless of nationality, whether you are...

Walk the line

On the first day I arrived in Presevo, I had to help in the line. What does that mean?Presevo town has become a transit camp in Serbia where the refugees spend ideally only a couple of hours, sometimes just minutes, queuing for a 72 hours visa, that will allow them...

Letter from Preševo

Preševo is the southernmost town and a municipality of Serbia. With more than 90% of its inhabitants being ethnically Albanian, it is the culture center of Albanians in Serbia.Preševo is also the Serbian registration center for refugees. On 15th October 2015, Action from Switzerland sent a group of 4 volunteers...