In-Sight was founded by a group of friends who met in the refugee camps of Northern Greece working as translators and medical staff. We are a community of people from various countries, cultures, and religions who share a common passion for making this world a better place. We aim to create a platform where people can come to find accurate but also poignant information and stories from the frontlines of the refugee crisis. 
"I used to live in Homs city, Syria, with my family and friends. 
As the war increased, it took away any safe option of staying in my hometown, my home country.
On the day we fled, I remember being consumed by three feelings: Gratitude for the chance of life, deep sorrow, and determination to try my best.
On the 26th of February 2016, I arrived in Greece with my family. The border was shut 12 days later, and I officially became a refugee resident in a tent camp.
Almost 7 months have passed now and being in different refugee camps, I have met families, friends and children who have shared their stories with me. 
We need you here with us – eyes wide open."

 "I was always told that my future is in my hands. I was never told that that isn’t the case for everyone. 
I’ve learned that my freedom to design a life to my own taste isn’t a right, it’s absolutely a privilege and it’s something that you should never take for granted or let go to waste. Even the ability to make your own choices is something that we often forget isn’t granted to all of those around us. That is why advocacy is so important. Everyone deserves a shot at becoming their best self. Those of us who have had the blessing of a support network and a solid platform need to help those who have not. We have to help each other, because at the end of the day, we're all just humans. We might as well be good ones."

Madi Williamson
Abdulazez Dukhan​

Photo: Ben Sager

 Highland Hospital as a Health Advocate to address the socioeconomic needs of patients by connecting patients with resources (CalFresh, housing, job training, etc.) in the public and private sector. The Health Advocates of Alameda Health System Program seeks to serve as a model for hospital systems throughout the US to implement Medical-Legal-Social Partnerships to reduce health disparities. This past summer Kristina spent six weeks working as an EMT with Salaam Cultural Museum and the Syrian American Medical Society Global Response in refugee camps in northeastern Greece. As a member of Amnesty International at Berkeley, she has since been able to hold advocacy events for the Syrian Refugee Crisis. She is currently planning to return to Greece this January with Global Gallery to hold art workshops in the refugee camps as a way to help promote self-expression and restore dignity within those communities.


Rescue Committee-UK (IRC-UK) on the provision of rights in transit throughout the EU for unaccompanied and separated children. Most recently she has translated in the refugee camps in Calais, France with Care 4 Calais and Idomeni at the Greek/Macedonian border for the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) under the Society Global Response (SGR) initiative. A Cleveland, Ohio native, Leena hopes to continue assisting resettled families within the community, joining others in the continuous promotion of restoration of resilience and self-determination for individuals seeking refuge and safety.

Leena Zahra
Kristina Grayhek
Kristina is a Senior at the University of California, Berkeley where she is completing a B.A. in Integrative Biology and a minor in Global Poverty and Practice.  In 2015, she became a certified EMT and is a member of the Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps, a unit of volunteer medical professionals dedicated to improving campus and community safety through disaster preparedness and emergency response. Additionally, Kristina interns at 
Leena Zahra is a Syrian American MSc graduate in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies at the London School of Economics (LSE). Her research and passion lies within protection and vulnerability cases in protracted displacement of refugees, asylum seekers and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). This includes, but not limited to, a collaborated Graduate consultancy project for the International 
 worked with refugees, orphans, slum populations, human-trafficking victims, and prisoners. The majority of her service abroad has taken place in Northern Greece, China, Thailand, and Mozambique. In the future, Nardeen hopes to serve as a volunteer medical doctor to populations with little/no access to health care.

In March of 2016, Nardeen worked in Idomeni and Eko Camps, two refugee sites that lied on the Greece/FYROM border. Since then, the majority of her advocacy work has taken the form of fundraisers, speaking engagements, and a multimedia art exhibit in the Bay Area. 
   

Currently a Nurse Anesthesia Resident training in Northern California. Mohammad has extensive medical background working in various intensive care units in Chicago as an RN, as well as working in EMS in the pre-hospital setting. Having had previous experience with projects in West Africa as well as across the US, Mohammad decided to take on his next journey to work with Syrian Refugees in Europe. Humanitarian work had always been a passion for Mohammad. His latest project, a film “No place like HOPE”, raises awareness to the daily struggles the refugees experience in northern Greece.

Mohammad JD
Nardeen Dawood
Nardeen is an Egyptian-American student who is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley. She began her humanitarian work at the age of sixteen and has since