A week in the news

The reaction to the story of the Syrian family I helped has generated a lot of international interest over the last week, much more than I ever supposed. The aim was simply to help the family, aiming for a big media response was never part of my motivation. However, it has happened and if it leads to greater awareness of the refugee situation, so be it.

The first response was from a national Chinese newspaper, who reported the story and also interviewed one of the family I helped. Use Google translate to see both of the stories.

http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2015-09/17/nw.D110000zgqnb_20150917_1-04.htm

http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2015-09/17/nw.D110000zgqnb_20150917_2-04.htm

The next, was the story being published as a major feature for British magazine, Big Issue as you can see here: http://www.bigissue.com/features/5662/a-syrian-family-s-journey-to-freedom-and-the-part-i-played-in-helping-them

Finally, so far, there was a national radio interview on CBC, the Canadian version of the BBC. You can listen to it here: http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/ID/2675818799/

There is some extra important detail in the radio interview which I had left out of earlier versions of the story as I had to think about my safety, but then Germany opened its doors and the situation changed, allowing me to talk about it.

Thank you all for all your support of my work. I appreciate it very much. We are getting the story out there.

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