Mike Sansom and Cathy O'Callaghan

From Saturday Morning, 10:15 am on 6 October 2018

Wellington couple Mike Sansom and Cathy O'Callaghan recently spent three weeks on the Greek Island of Lesvos where they volunteered at refugee camps. Lesvos is temporary home to thousands of refugees from Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Iraq, South Sudan, Eritrea, Nigeria, and Congo - and the population rises every day. Sansom and O'Callaghan, who have decades of experience in development aid and human rights advocacy, say conditions at the camps are horrific - and conflict, sexual violence, self-harm and mental illness are burgeoning while authorities including the Greek government and the UN are failing to act.