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Today is Giving Tuesday. Four years ago around this day in 2015, I stood with my camera on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos to document the refugee crisis in Europe, where thousands and thousands of people fled from war, poverty and discrimination in hope to find a new, safe place. That year was the year that I decided to make something, not only being the messenger, not only the guy who brings simple kindness but also to commit all of me to the cause of helping those who need help simply through my passion. I saw people who looked just like me, I heard languages that I’m familiar with, I saw myself, my friends, my family and anyone of us making this dangerous journey crossing the sea on a dinghy. This is when I decided to create Everyday Refugees Foundation @everydayrefugees where through photography we aim to document, educate, empower and help refugees and internally displaced people by conflicts, natural disasters, poverty and discrimination.
Now, in 2019 the foundation managed to bring actual help to thousands of refugees, internally displaced people and local communities in different parts of the world, simply through photography. You can visit @everydayrefugees Foundation projects if you wish to see more and make a difference.
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