Since the civil war in Syria and situation in middle east gets worst day by day, the number of refugees and immigrants increases. Greece is the entrance point for these people who try to reach Europe. Nowadays 80percent of the refugees coming to Greece are from Syria. Unfortunately, many of them never completed their trip. They drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. Lesbos is on the front line of this wave of arrivals.
But Greece is only their first station. No one wants to stay here. Their goal is to reach west Europe, specially Germany. After a few days in Greece their odyssey continues toward North Greece. Refugees second station is Macedonia, immediately after cams Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Germany last. Every single minute they have to deal with smugglers, money, the sea, the sun, the rain, hunger…
From outside everything looks so surreal but closely I really spotted the huge power people have to survive and this power comes only from hope. Hope is one of the gifts that we have . It wins fear, difficulties and make us fight and dream always for a better future. Hope is the positive energy that make us go on despite the situation, despite how rough things are.
The refugee journey its not something that belongs only to them, its something that affects or should affect all of us. It belongs to us!