Greece is - as you may know - a hub for refugees heading west from unrest in the middle east; last count I heard, there were around 65,000 refugees in the country. I get folks asking about the refugee situation here, and the truth is: I'm not too well-versed in it.
Last week though, I got an up-close look for the first time since we arrived. I had an appointment for my crazy ear in Athens, and it so happened that a Crete friend was spending several days volunteering at a Salvation Army post in central Athens that serves refugees. So I joined her (and her two sons) for half the day.
The center's located in a rough area - depressed, ill-kempt, and in the red light district.Read More