International Volunteers 2015-16
December 2016 update
In 2015-16, Positive Action sent 202 international doctors, nurses, lifeguards and general volunteers to Lesvos, Greece, where 500,000 refugees fleeing war sought refuge in europe. Refugees are forced to rely on human traffickers, while European countries shut down safe humanitarian routes. To cross from turkey to Greece, and save their lives, refugees fleeing war or persecution will pay around $2,000 per person (half price for a child) while for the same journey, a Swiss, French or British man, woman and their child, can pay 8 euros, for the most trivial of reasons, and reach their destination safely. this is happening because European countries denied them safe passage. This is why our charity appealed for volunteers to send to Greece, to assist in the humanitarian effort. The volunteer programme is closed for now so that we can focus resources on refugees arriving in Europe and their families still left in Syria. See our facebook page international volunteers - refugee crisis for details about future plans.
Medics are desperately needed, we will seek verification of all the information requested here.