Today we are celebrating Valentine’s Day and we want to use the opportunity to highlight the unique friendship, love and caring between volunteers, refugees and people in the camps.
The sunset is colouring the sky blood red above Sandnessjøen this evening. A more beautiful nature is hard to find. The impressive mountains called De syv søstre (the seven sisters) are guarding the island of Alsta on the coast of Helgeland, Norway.
The situation on Lesvos is different than some of you might have experienced in 2015 and 2016 when it comes to arrivals. The number of people arriving to Lesvos is increasing in total, which is why boat spotting is crucial. Although, since the beginning of this year there have been several boats trying to get from Turkey to Greece. A lot of the boats get picked up by either the Greek or the Turkish coastguard, and then arrives at Lesvos with them or they get sent back to Turkey.