Ayesha grew up in Scotland and travelled to Lesvos in November 2015. She helped set up the NGO that ran the biggest independent camp on the island, and then went on to pilot new dignified housing projects for refugees in Northern Greece. Ruha grew up in Syria and fled to Lesvos in a rubber boat with her 2 younger sisters, 3 teenage cousins and 96-year-old grandmother. She joined a Swiss NGO as a volunteer translator and finally made it to Sweden to be reunited with her parents. In this talk, Ayesha and Ruha discuss their personal experiences, and their interactions with refugees, migration experts, large NGOs, journalists and politicians.
Moderated by Raphael Leiteritz.