Melinda McRostie

On the northern shore of the Greek island of Lesbos, cook Melinda McRostie provided aid to refugees from her harbour side restaurant during the height of the largest refugee crisis since World War II. With the help of local humanitarians and a growing cast of volunteers from around the world, she -and later on Starfish, the Foundation she created to support her work- offered food, water, clothing, medical care, information and emotional support to more than 200.000 refugees. Starfish continues to support unaccompanied children and vulnerable families who are detained on the island with food aid and material assistance.