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Meet The Team

We are a small team of volutneers based in Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Greece. All of us have found a home away from home and know what it feels like to put your life in boxes for search of a better life. We have been lucky to not know war nor religious or social persecution.

We strive to help people with their new beginnings and inspire others to do so too.

Nadia Baltazzi

Fani Garaizar

Miguel Angel Ruiz

Vanessa G. Thomsen

Strategic Planner Monitoring and Evaluation consultant, with a Master's in Humanitarian Action.

Nadia first went on Lesvos in September 2015.

She is dedicated full time to NoMoreWalking and loves to be inspired by people with hearts of gold- the silver linings of this refugee crisis.

"A piece of my heart will always be in Lesvos and many more travel throughout Europe with these people. May they all find a safe, warm place to sleep and rebuild their lives."

Founding members

High school teacher in Bilbao.


I believe that a better world is possible but we will only achieve it if we fight injustice.


Martin Luther King said “our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”.


This humanitarian crisis matters. I don’t want to become silent about it.

Miguel had his first volunteering experience in Andravida in August 2016, came back again in December and, like he says, is sure that he “will go there again”.  


After this life-changing experience, he has been actively involved in different initiatives to do his bit in this refugee crisis.

Vanessa is a practicing criminal lawyer with a special interest in humanitarian law.


After volunteering twice at the refugee camp Andravidas in Greece, Vanessa decided to join No More Walking.


Deeply disappointed with the passivity of European governments, she believes in the strength, the power and the responsibility of individuals to make a positive impact on other people’s lives.

Maria Papathanasopoulou

Magali Arcentales

Lucy Kyriakou

"For all of us who found a foreign place to call home, duty is double. For all of us calling ourselves Europeans, duty is double.
We can’t allow this happening on European soil.
It’s on us to turn history and save Europe from disgrace.
There has to be a way to make this a better world and we are going to find it."

"Put your hand on your heart, as the refugees do to express "thank you", and then decide in which way you can help . Let your heart guide you. Thank you for your support."

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