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 MRA’s strongest links is with the Greek island of Samos where several of our group have volunteered. Located just 5km from Turkey in the Aegean Sea, over 7000 people, (as of February 2020), are living in squalid conditions in a camp built for just 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.