HUMAN STORIES

“We came as refugees and you helped us. Now it is our turn to do the same as much as we can”

“We came as refugees and you helped us. Now it is our turn to do the same as much as we can”, Ossama from Syria The SolidarityNow teams and refugees-beneficiaries offer their support to the fire victims. Together. “We cherish life together“, Sadam was saying in Greek, while arranging biscuits, wipes, emptying boxes, carrying food. Along […]

#ArtIsMyLife | Sarah

“When I am singing I feel that I am praying” We hold Goshen in our arms. He lays his head on our shoulders and observes the world around him. He does not complain. Although he is only 5 months old, he is very calm, like his mother, Sarah. The time passes by and he falls […]

#RefugeeFoodFestival2018 | Adel the Cook

He is waiting to cook for us in this year’s Refugee Food Festival in Athens, on the 20th and 21st of June at “Vassilainas” restaurant Adel began cooking at the young age of 15. He was influenced by his older cousin who was a professional cook. From 2009 till 2013, he was working as a […]

Barshank at the Refugee Food Festival for the second time!

On Friday the 20th of June, Barshank will cook for the second Refugee Food Festival at the restaurant “Ama Laxei”, in Athens city center. He is inviting us all to taste recipes from his home country. His homeland is Syria. We met him last year since he was one of the five participants of the […]

#WorldRefugeeDay2018 | World Refugee Day Technopolis, Gazi

Ahmad: “I love painting and its magic more than anything else I do” When he draws, he wants to listen to music. The extraordinary thing is that he listens to ‘Odes’, the album of Greek folk songs by Vangelis Papathanasiou sung by Irene Papas! “I know a lot about Greece. One of my favorite painters is […]

#ArtIsMyLife | Therese

“We sing Congolese gospel. The Bible says that to sing is to pray twice” Therese, 30 years old, comes from Congo. She studied to become a nurse but her dream was to work in the music field. As a teenager she was singing in a band. When she announced to her father her decision to […]

#ArtIsMyLife | Richard

“Painting is in my blood. I do not have to make any effort; it comes naturally” Richard is slender. He is wearing a houndstooth scarf on his neck and a pair of jeans that has painted himself. He is only 24 years old but talks like a mature man. The forced migration, the loneliness of […]

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