Friday, March 04, 2016

Refugee Voices - interview with a Syrian refugee stranded at Idomeni, Greece

This interview took place on the 2nd March 2016 at the Eidomeni transit camp on the Greek Macedonian border. This man has been stranded in a field, sharing a flimsy tent with the other members of his family for 11 days. Just a few hundred people are allowed to cross the Macedonian border every day whilst approximately 1,000 refugees arrive per day. As a result 11,000 are stuck in  a transit camp designed to hold 1,500 for a day, not the two weeks some have been there.

The Refugee Solidarity Movement of Thessaloniki and Eidomeni goes up to Eidomeni twice a week to serve hot, sweet Syrian style tea. Wherever possible our volunteers help out with other groups.

For more on who we are and what we do check out our Facebook page.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

According to essaytyper research, it's unclear how many Syrians want to return to their war-torn country, as fighting is still ongoing. Many don't feel their country is free and safe, with Iranians and Russians being the occupying forces there. Those, who do venture back may well be Alawites and other ethnic minorities, because it's unthinkable that Sunnis want to return to a Syria under Assad's rule.
The hosting of Syria's refugees had taken a heavy toll on the resources of its neighbours - Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. Authorities never wanted to keep these people for long, housing them in makeshift camps and moving them around so that they can't settle down. Jordan and Lebanon have already a huge number of Palestinians, who fled the war decades ago. They fear an ethnic imbalance with refugees outnumbering the indigenous populations.