HUMAN STORIES

#STRANDED | JAMAL

Jamal Daoud, 39 years-old, 2 months in Lesvos “If I don’t have hope, I will die” “My name is Jamal Daoud, I am 39 years-old and I am from Aleppo, Syria. In Syria I was working as a taxi driver. Our house was destroyed because of the war. I live at ‘eleonas’, outside the Moria […]

STRANDED | INNOCENT

Innocent Njeba, 32 years old, 6 months at Lesvos “I know that one day I will leave this island” I am from Cameroon. I am 32 years old. I have been here for two months. I left my country because of political instability. I was brutally beaten by the police, because I am from the […]

#STRANDED | Harikajen

Harikajen Satkunaraj, 23 years old, 3 months in Lesvos  “My dream is to go to Athens” “My name is Harikajen and I am 23 years old. I am coming from Sri Lanka. My father was a member of the “Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam” militant organization. In Sri Lanka Tamil people are considered terrorists. They […]

#STRANDED | AHMED

Ahmed Essa, 30 years-old, 2 months in Lesvos “I love her and she is waiting for me to go and find her” “My name is Ahmed and I am 30 years-old. I am a civil engineer. I learnt English in Syria. I have been in Eleonas for the last 2 months. I came to Greece […]

#Stranded | Aymen

Aymen Rafi, 39 years-old, 6 months in Lesvos  “I need to feel human again” “My name is Aymen Rafi, I am 39 years-old and I am from Iraq. I have studied chemistry. After finishing my studies, I took AutoCAD training classes. The diploma I got gave me the opportunity to work for big telecommunication companies. […]

#Stranded

It is end of January, and we are in Lesvos island. The car slides on the road as we drive from Mytilene -island’s capital- to Moria refugee camp. The refugees are hiding in their tents. As you climb up onto the hill the human geography of the area changes.  First you meet the “single men” […]

8 WOMEN, 8 STORIES, 8TH OF MARCH | STORY O7 | RAHA

“I remember my past and think that, today, everything is perfect” Raha, beneficiary of the Future Interpreters program, SolidarityNow Saturday, in the Thessaloniki Solidarity Center. Young people from different countries have gathered to attend the training seminars for interpreters, entitled Future Interpreters, implemented by SolidarityNow with the support of the Guerilla Foundation. The instructors are preparing […]

8 WOMEN, 8 STORIES, 8TH OF MARCH | STORY O6 | TOUBA

Touba, beneficiary of the Future Interpreters program, SolidarityNow It is a wet September morning in an apartment somewhere in Thessaloniki, and the couple drinks Turkish tea. “A friend from Istanbul brought it for us”, says Touba nostalgically, a former journalist in Turkey and now an asylum seeker in Greece. Touba introduces herself. She is a […]