Media

Starfish in the Media

Since the refugee crisis in Lesvos began, journalists have come to the island to find out more about the situation here and have interviewed members of the Starfish team. Here is a selection of media about our work.

  • The New Yorker – 16 September 2015
    A general overview of the early days of the refugee crisis, when Starfish was known as “Help for Refugees in Molyvos”.
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  • Al Jazeera – 13 October 2015
    An interview with Melinda and an explanation of how the Starfish story began.
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  • Vice – 4 November 2015
    A first-person account by one of Starfish’s volunteers about the tragic shipwreck where many people lost their lives.
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  • The Guardian – 5 January 2016
    An article describing Starfish as one of the non-profit success stories on Lesvos.
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  • The Independent – 6 February 2016
    A piece about Starfish and several restaurants that raised funds to support our efforts.
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  • BBC World Service – 16 February 2016
    A radio interview with Melinda about the Starfish story.
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  • Voice of America – 1 March 2016
    A video piece (3.20 in) featuring one of our volunteers, followed by a discussion about Starfish’s work within the refugee crisis.
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  • The New York Times – 24 May 2016
    An article in the NYT’s travel section mentioning our work and describing the situation on the island.
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  • Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairshe – 12 Feb 2017
    An article in Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs for Melinda McRostie, Starfish founder who offers refugees support on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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  • La Vanguardia – 15 March 2017
    Las historias reales detrás de los peores crímenes de la humanidad. Rape, mutilated, kidnapped, murdered … Activists who change the world around them, Six women tell us their stories. A report by Miriam Puelles.
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