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.
Independent – “Suspended” 700 items of refugees’ clothing hung up in London church to draw attention to crisis. 14th Dec. 2017 – 9th Feb. 2018 On a visit to Lesvos in 2015 Dorman was moved by the clothing abandoned on the sea shore by refugees and migrants arriving wet and shivering, who were given changes of clothes by the volunteers who met them.
Starfish Foundation along with the Dirty Girls volunteer organization, helped to collect and wash clothing that contributed to the artwork “Suspended” by Arabella Dorman, installed at St. James Church in Piccadilly, London for the holiday season. Click here to read the article
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. Click here to read the article
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. Click here to read the article
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. Click here to read the article
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. Click here to read the article