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Salam Kamal-Aldeen

HRD, Co-Founder
Team Humanity

Salam Kamal-Aldeen is the co-founder of the NGO Team Humanity operating in Lesbos, Greece. Team Humanity was founded in September 2015 in response to the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. The volunteer organisation is involved in rescue operations at sea and provides humanitarian aid to refugees in Lesbos. It also runs a day centre frequented by approximately 1500 women and children living in a local refugee camp.


Human rights defenders (HRDs) in Greece have faced an increasingly hostile environment since the refugee crisis in Europe intensified in 2015. HRDs and independent journalists working on the rights of minorities, and those providing humanitarian assistance to migrants and asylum seekers in Greece, are the main targets of persistent acts of harassment and intimidation.