Refugee week 2019: Mike’s story

The theme for this year’s Refugee Week is “You, Me and Those Who Came Before” to consider generations of refugees throughout history.

One of our strongest links is with the island of Samos and Samos Volunteers where several of our group have volunteered. Over 4,000 refugees are currently living in squalid conditions in a camp built for 700. Michael Coyne is from Marlow and currently studying at Aston University. He left for Samos two weeks ago to do some volunteering for 6 weeks. This interview took place shortly before he left.