How LHI Started

By Hayley Smith, Founder/Director of LHI

Moria Refugee Registration Camp, Lesvos Island, Greece. Early January 2016.

I managed to say, "Asfa, asfa," (sorry in Arabic) to the women, without bursting into tears, though they were threatening to jump off the ledge and down my face. I will never forget her response, from the far corner of the canvas tent, stripped naked but wrapped in UNHCR-issued wool blankets. "I've seen death. This is nothing, habibti." And then she took a long draw from a cigarette...  

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