HUMAN STORIES

#WEAREFAMILY 04 – Eleftheria’s and Avin’s family

“They are children and they need a hug“, Eleftheria Delipaltidou, retired, mother of two A lovely morning in the area of Prochoma at Thessaloniki begins with this short but indicative greeting: –        Good morning, mom! –        Good morning, my baby! Then, they exchange the day’s first kisses and hugs and sit together around the table […]

Alaa: We feel that we live in our own home!

“Ask her whatever you want! She is Google!”;  with this incitement to address encyclopedic questions to his 8-year old daughter, we started our conversation with Alaa Touisan, 41 years old Iraqi refugee. But we hesitated at the beginning; Therefore, Alaa started asking: What is the capital of Indonesia? Jakarta When was, the Berlin demolished? In 1988 […]

#WEAREFAMILY 03 – GEORGIA’S AND SOULIMAN’S FAMILY

“Until they find their own Ithaca, let’s open our hands and embrace them”, Georgia, retired from Thessaloniki, hosts the 12-member family from Syria. A beautiful story of solidarity and smooth coexistence among 13 people, unfolds in Thessaloniki. This story began when Georgia decided to open her paternal house for the 12-member family of Souliman from […]

Adel, the poet from Syria: “I decided to stay and live in Greece!”

A prospective economist and an amateur poet, Adel decided at his 18 years to change country and life refusing to accept war as his everyday life. His attitude is enclosed in the phrase “I was afraid because of the conditions, but at the same time, confident I would make it“; with no fear but full […]

#WEAREFAMILY 02 – HAMAD’S AND NARIN’S FAMILY

“A meal is enough for two. And it is enough for five”, Hamad, migrant from Syria who hosts Narin and her three children Narin and Hamad are countrymen. Both were born and raised in Syria. For each one of them, life in their country evolved differently – Hamad worked for many years, whereas in another […]

My parents crossed the same sea you did

When entering the apartment, which starting today will host the 4-member family from Syria, our eyes fell on two large stuffed animals on the couch. It was the gifts of the Mr. D to their two children, 8 year-old M. and 5 year-old K. It took some time until the children -who until today lived […]

Our first baby!

Z.S. arrived in Samos last March, along with his wife and their 3-year-old daughter. They were not traveling alone. During the trip, the mother, H., was already pregnant on their second baby, which was born on the 2nd of May in a birthing center in Athens. It was the first baby born within the framework […]

Bushra: a refugee-guide at the Cycladic Museum

“I could never imagine that I’d become a ‪‎refugee. Even if they’ve told me so, I wouldn’t believe it. So keep in mind, refugees are just like you. Imagine that we might have left behind a nice life, a beautiful house with modern furniture and all that we have loved. I am just like you”. […]