Omar is our Master of Disaster, in emergency situations his responsiveness is extremely fast. He immediately knows what to do, how to calm down the people and how to keep everyone safe.
But he’s also our Chief Amazement Officer, his drive to help everyone in need is very contagious. He fights inequality every single day and he puts the live of others before his own life.
Syrian Omar Alshakal fled his home town of Deir Ez-Zor in 2014 after ISIS took control and he was severely injured during a missile strike. Omar swam for 14 hours from Turkey to Greece to reach safely. He founded Refugee4Refugees in April 2017.
Flor is our VP of Miscellaneous Stuff, there’s not really anything she doesn’t work on. She is our Storyteller who manages the social media accounts, but also communicates with all our partners and other organizations. As the right hand (or some say Personal Assistant) of Omar, she takes the most crucial decisions together with him.
Flor was born in Alkmaar, the Netherlands and studied International Business while traveling the world. During her studies she worked as a manager in the hospitality industry and after her graduation Flor worked as a (Senior) Project Manager and Quality Manager in the market research industry. She never stopped travelling and in 2016 she came to Lesvos as a volunteer. Flor lives together with her son Oscar..
Ines is our People Manager and our Master of Operations. As one of our Field Coordinators she manages the volunteers during the recruitment process and throughout their stay with R4R. She is extremely resourceful and is in charge of implementing and coordinating R4R projects on a daily basis, overseeing the work of volunteers, and working together with other organizations.
Ines was born in Madrid, Spain but has struggled to stay in one country for too long. She graduated in International Business Management in Edinburgh, Scotland, but has also lived and worked in England, China, Australia, Kenya and now Greece. She has worked in the field of international development as well as in the energy sector as a strategy consultant. She has now decided to leverage all her skills towards the humanitarian field by coming back to Lesvos for a second time.