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

«Salam Asef»

It was in autumn 2016 when I met Asef. Asef Faizi is his complete name. He was sleeping rough with his brother's family, opposite Thessaloniki's railway station. In a park, along with dozens of other ...

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The modern Oliver Twists who live next to us

IT was a few days before Christmas in 2016 when I met Mohib, a minor from Afghanistan in the park across from Thessaloniki's railway station. A happy child, full of life. When I asked him where he ...

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Hamdi, the smallest kid with the biggest clothes

He was the littlest fellow, with the biggest clothes. Big boots, Big pair of pants and a fleece. However, there was a sparkle in his eyes which showed his desire to play football. There have been two ...

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The man who made the refugees happy!

Agony, refugees’ permanent companion around the world. Agony, the only companion beside the steps of every refugee either he had passed through Idomeni, or had passed through our country, even for ...

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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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