HUMAN STORIES

The Nour family!

This solidarity home hosts the Nour family – the father is called Nour, after his mother’s name. Mother and son are now in Athens together, but it’s not just the two of them. Nour has made his own family with Gofran and they have two children; the 3-year-old Mira and Elias, 7 months old, who […]

A Snow White in the center of Athens

The 19-year-old Aya from Syria is white like snow. She has a beautiful pure white face and great eyes. Wafaa, resembles her mother; she is Aya’s three-year-old daughter who has two lovely dark brown eyes. While we were eyeing Aya warily, she was chasing Omar, her two-year-old son. Therefore, we started our conversation with Aya’s […]

The magnificent seven!

It is just seven months old, yet is a hyperactive creature with restless eyes! Our entrance into this solidarity home causes anxiety to this creature that feels uncomfortable and suddenly moves behind the door, just a breath away from the 3-year-old Josephine who knows she will offer protection, if necessary. She changes places at least […]

The four girls of a “solidarity home”

Firas counts his children and presents them one by one. One, two, three, four daughters. The one more beautiful than the other! “I am proud and lucky to have them”. The 40-year-old Firas and his spouse arrived at Greece, having as their first stop the small island of Farmakonisi in Dodecanese. They have suffered a […]

A “solidarity home” that smells mate*, a hot served meal and …love

“I have the most beautiful woman; I know it“, says Rimon. Ariz blushes and looks down. “He loves me“, she says. And so it seems; Rimon and Ariz from Syria – parents of two children, the 7-year-old Lana and the 3-year-old Elias. Their family is hosted in one for the six solidarity homes, in the […]

Ahmad’s story

Ahmad is a 50-year-old, lawyer, painter and poet. In his country Syria and in the Arab world, is among the well-known contemporary authors. Even today, despite persecutions, imprisonment, health problems, family separation and the experience of becoming a refugee, he continues to write poems and prose that he sends for publication in Arabic newspapers and […]

“We live in the woods; in the cold” | Basar’s story

“We came here to the woods because we were told that there is no place for us in the camp. We kept waiting out in the cold. For what? For nothing. My wife was nine months pregnant. The first few days, we were offered help by friends, but also by people who didn’t know us […]