REFUGEE WOMAN FINDS STRENGTH THROUGH YOGA AS HER CAMP BURNS DOWN
Lesbos, Greece Current Affairs September 14 @ 2:07pm
This story (both print and video) follows Fatemeh, 24, an Afghan refugee from Iran who had fled forced marriage and gender-based violence, walking through the burned shell of Moria Camp and talking about her eight months there as a single young woman. She managed to get out several months ago with the help of the grassroots NGO, Yoga and Sport for Refugees. She was back on the island to take a yoga teacher training class, led by the NGO. She is now blocked from leaving the island and was stopped at the airport several days ago "no refugees are allowed off the island." Will Fatemeh realise her dream of becoming a yoga teacher to help other refugees in Athens or will she be forced back into the newly built camp, having to face all over again the anxiety and endless waiting for her new life in Europe to begin.