Making Constellations Out of Stars: the IRC in Serbia


In the last few days I have met a new phalanx of Heroes. Traveling through Serbia with the International Rescue Committee, we followed the refugee route from Presevo (Macedonian border) to Belgrade and up to Sid (Croatian border). Along the way I met with the partners of the IRC aid network - in my experience with international aid (which is admittedly neither unbiased nor vast) a new paradigm has evolved in Serbia due partly to the ingenuity of the IRC leadership teams and partly due to Serbia's unique history.

NGO Atina at the meeting with scholarship students of Konrad Adenauer Foundation


We spent two hours talking with the scholarship students of Konrad Adenauer Foundation about the work of NGO Atina, refugee crisis and our work with refugees in the field. The students were particularly interested to know what it feels like to work with the most vulnerable among the refugee population, persons who have suffered some form of violence or exploitation, unaccompanied minors and children.