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Keeping hope for 2597 miles | Abdelilah Al-hamoud

Keeping hope for 2597 miles | Abdelilah Al-hamoud

“I hope my journey will end when I will be free in my country to hug my mum or my father.” Abdelilah Alhamoud is originally from Syria and now resides in the Netherlands since 2017. He and Ruhi (RBB Founder and CEO) met when he was stuck in a camp for...
Moussa: A Football Player from Cameroon

Moussa: A Football Player from Cameroon

Moussa left Cameroon in search of safety, an education, better life opportunities and to seek asylum in Europe. Although he was able to travel from Cameroon to Turkey by flight he was forced to take a journey crossing the threatening Aegean sea on a cramped rubber...
The Balkan Route from Hell

The Balkan Route from Hell

Updated: Nov 12, 2020 Khan* is a 25 years old journalist from Kabul, Afghanistan who left Greece after being rejected on his asylum claim. He describes some of his journey in the following extract as he travelled from Greece to Italy via Macedonia, Serbia,...
Illegal Criminal Pushbacks

Illegal Criminal Pushbacks

“The plastic boat washed up on Karfas beach had a small child’s blanket right next to it. I dread to think what happened to the child and the people. I am ashamed that I live in a world where human beings are treated this way.” In July 2020, we were asked by locals...
Mohammed’s journey from Izmir to Athens

Mohammed’s journey from Izmir to Athens

Guest story piece by Jess Miller, who volunteered with Refugee Biriyani & Bananas in 2017, and is currently the Fundraising and Retail Manager for The Bike Project (UK) ‘We waited for 3 days without food or water. I tried everything to survive. I even tried...
A Syrian Mother in Idomeni Camp.

A Syrian Mother in Idomeni Camp.

Written by Ruhi Loren Akhtar when Volunteering at the Greece-Macedonia (Fyrom) Border, in May 2016. Fadwa in Idomeni Camp at the Greece – Macedonia (FYROM) Border. This is Fadwa, 40 years old and mother of three beautiful girls all under five years old. I met...
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