Ayesha Keller

Personal Insights into the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Ayesha Keller

Talk: Personal Insights into the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Ayesha grew up in Scotland and travelled to Lesvos in November 2015. She helped set up the NGO that ran the biggest independent camp on the island, and then went on to pilot new dignified housing projects for refugees in Northern Greece. Ruha grew up in Syria and fled to Lesvos in a rubber boat with her 2 younger sisters, 3 teenage cousins and 96-year-old grandmother. She joined a Swiss NGO as a volunteer translator and finally made it to Sweden to be reunited with her parents. In this talk, Ayesha and Ruha discuss their personal experiences, and their interactions with refugees, migration experts, large NGOs, journalists and politicians.

Ayesha Keller

Ayesha Keller is a coordinator and founding member of Together for Better Days. The organization is a response to the refugee crisis in Greece in November 2015 that aims to provide high quality humanitarianism relief while working to change systems and innovate solutions to refugee crisis. Solutions include hot meals, long-term accommodations, humanity, and compassion.