Personal Insights – Talks at Google

On «Personal Insights into the Syrian Refugee Crisis» SAO Cultural Advisor Ruha Said talked about with Ayesha Keller, on invitation of «Talks at Google». In this talk, Ayesha and Ruha discussed their personal experiences, and their interactions with refugees, migration experts, large NGOs, journalists and politicians. The discussion was moderated by Raphael Leiteritz. You can watch the whole talk above (45 minutes).

Ayesha grew up in Scotland and travelled to Lesvos in November 2015. She helped set up the NGO that ran the biggest independent camp on the island, and then went on to pilot new dignified housing projects for refugees in Northern Greece.

Ruha grew up in Syria and fled to Lesvos in a rubber boat with her 2 younger sisters, 3 teenage cousins and 96-year-old grandmother. She joined SAO Association as a volunteer translator and finally made it to Sweden to be reunited with her parents.

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