Dr Ahmad Terkawi is a Syrian refugee living in Sweden. Between November 2015 and April 2016, Ahmad and his organisation’s twelve volunteers used their mobile phones to help around 28,000 refugees safely make the perilous sea crossing from Turkey to Greece in tiny rubber boats. Ahmad co-founded the Maritime Organisation for Following Up and Rescue together with a Syrian friend in Germany.
Produced for an episode of Short Cuts on BBC Radio 4 called Hope Dies Last. The series is produced by Eleanor McDowall / Falling Tree Productions.
Photo: Somerset coast near Porlock, England, 2015