Refugees: Humans’ personal stories, isolated from historic facts, may seem unimportant. However, they are important in order to write history.

A Greek-Australian nurse that goes where help is needed

From the earthquakes of Nepal, to Lesbos and then to Idomeni.  And from there, to Iraq. And from there, wherever, help is needed. This is the life of the Greek-Australian nurse, Helen Zachos. I met ...

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The most powerful experience of his life…

George Gregoriadis, a Greek journalist, lived for weeks, all that evolved in Idomeni's field before the final evacuation. "Idomeni, was a school for me. It was a school for the rest of my life, ...

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Proud as a Greek Woman and Worried as an Australian

  Elen Zahos, a nurse from Queensland, came to Greece last fall as a volunteer with Doctors of the World in order to help with the refugee crisis. She returned to Australia in January. ...

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«Mama Maria» of Samos!

Samos was not ready to receive large numbers of refugees during the last year and a half from the coast of Turkey. Who was anyway? Greece was not ready as a country. A few people, however, were ...

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From the “Bleeding Strawberries” and Racism to the First Non-Greek Mayor

Life moves peacefully at the Mirsini, Peloponnese refugee camp. When I visited him, it was Ramazen and thus one did not see many adults during the day. One could see only children playing on the lawn ...

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From Afghanistan to the «ghost house» and then to Germany!

It was early June, when refugees had already been removed from Idomeni and the only remaining camps were in the EKO gas station, twenty kilometers behind. Several of the refugees who were in Idomeni ...

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International Gastronomy Critic and Ambassador of Greece on the Committee of Cooks without Borders

  When you sit with Hristos Gotsis you realize immediately that his endless love of cooking and the purity of his character are his dominant traits. He is vice president of Chefs Club in ...

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