Nurse Melie De Champlain from British Columbia in Canada, just returned from the Greek island of Lesbos, where she was helping locals deal with the refugee crisis. Upon her arrival in Canada, the nurse stressed that her country need to actively participate in the “largest humanitarian crisis in recent memory.”
De Champlain spent around two weeks on the Greek island with the Lighthouse Relief Organization, providing medical help to Syrian refugees that arrive on the island from Turkey. Over the last months, thousands of refugees have made the dangerous journey from Turkey to Greece, using old boats and wearing useless lifejackets.
“I would be hoping that Canada would take a lead in looking for those type of solutions. It’s a very dangerous journey that people have to do and I’m sure we can do better as a community,” noted the Canadian nurse.