#InterpreterStories: Abdi


"My name is Abdirizak, I come from Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia.


In Somalia, I went to school and lived with my family, but I had to leave because there was a coup and my life was in danger. I moved to Lesvos in November 2020 with some Somalian friends I met in Turkey.


I have been working with Kitrinos and Eudaimonia Medical Services for a month as a Somali/English interpreter. Before that, I worked with another NGO in the camp. Life in the camp is really difficult - there’s nothing to do. I needed an opportunity to keep myself going and I wanted to help others.


All of the translators are good people. They are helpful and they are doing a great job for the community. This is why I wanted to join the team."



- Abdirizak, volunteer interpreter, 2021.

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