‘The hope and belief that getting to a safe destination would be their salvation against the reality of the closed border was powerful and painful’, reported Christine Elliott, director of world church programmes at Churches Together in Britain (CTBI).
Christine was part of a group of ordained and lay women which visited Idomeni (on the border between Greece and Macedonia) and the island of Samos between 23 and 27 May 2016, in a trip organised by CTBI.
‘Seeing the razor wire and high fences in the first official camp was chilling. People detained, in limbo, desperately clinging to the hope that they would get to Germany, and soon’, commented Christine.
See Christine’s first full report on the Focus on Refugees website.