In 2016, thousands of people fled war and violence seeking a safer life in Europe. Hundreds lost their lives in the Aegean and thousands are stuck in camps and detention centers around Greece.
This year, both Bastian and myself dedicated our work to the refugee response. We met hundreds of people in Lesvos, Kos, Leros, Athens, Piraeus and all the way to Idomeni. We witnessed their struggle, heard their stories and we tried to help in any way we could.
As we leave 2016 behind, there is only one thought in our minds: That hope is stronger than hate. We hope that 2017 will bring us closer to each other. Because after all, we are all under the same sky.
Filmed and produced by Mind the Bump. Music: Sara by Jim Kroft