“I want to eat what I produce from my own labor. I want to help the others and not ask for help. I have learned in my life and in my village to do everything by myself. But during the war they stole everything from me. I used to have it all: buildings, money etc. but during the war we lost everything. People were killed next to us, buildings were collapsing. I am sick but I keep on trying with these crops to produce something and help other people. We prefer to see the green color, I am happy to eat one onion with one piece of bread but form my own crop.
I will keep on going, as life goes on and I need to feel that with these fields I do something important.
I know that it is difficult but God always helps us and we are fine…
We need to live with dignity….
We are thankful to you and IOM because you help us, you help people here at the Thermopiles camp.
Thank God and thank you for everything…“
As a response to the EU Mediterranean migrant and refugee crisis and in order to address the exacerbated emergency situation in Greece, IOM Greece is implementing the project “Emergency Support to Assist Most Vulnerable Migrants Stranded In Greece”, funded by the Directorate General “Migration and Home Affairs” of the European Commission, Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) Emergency Assistance. The project targets vulnerable migrants and refugees in Greece.