I have been working in the international humanitarian and human rights fields since 1996, in the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, Australia and Africa, mainly with the UN. I decided to take a break and return to Greece in 2015 and, while on sabbatical leave from the UN, found myself a volunteer and independent humanitarian adviser on the refugee crisis in the island of Lesvos as well as Athens, Thessaloniki, Idomeni and Evros.
I have an active twitter account (@FotiniRantsiou) and this blog includes all my written work, videos, photography and presentations on the refugee situation in Greece, as well as some other random stuff. The posts are my own work and as such should be referenced.
In February 2018 I returned to my usual job.