Nazir and his daughters Zahra and Zainab

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"It’s very nice in Greece, but we plan to leave with family reunification".
Nazir and his daughters Zahra and Zainab
Current Country: 
Greece
Country of Origin: 
Afghanistan

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"I’m here in Greece with six of my children, while my wife is in Switzerland with our daughter. It’s very nice in Greece, but we plan to leave with family reunification, we are waiting for our papers with great impatience.

We fled Afghanistan and went to Iran, to Turkey and then we reached Lesvos. We stayed for eight months on the island and then we came to Kavala. Life is much better here, we have our own space, my kids get to go to school.

My daughters, 16-year-old Zahra and 17-year-old Zainab go to the Greek high school. Zahra wants to become a dentist and Zainab is not sure yet, but she likes economics a lot. I would like them to study whatever they want but they need to learn how to use computers, it is very important for their future.

Our everyday life in Kavala, and our relationship with the Greeks is very good. We go to the city, buy what we need, see the Greeks and talk with them. They are very good people, they like foreigners".

IOM Greece, with support from the European Commission’s Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations Office, is addressing the need for safe and dignified living conditions for migrants and refugees in Greece, ensures the transportation of pupils from the Accommodation Centers to schools and equips them with school kits including notebooks, pens, pencils and other necessary school material.

Previous Country of Residence: 
Afghanistan

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