Almost all of the refugees that come to us are hoping simply to pass through Greece on their way to Europe. However, most find themselves stuck: no hope of asylum in Greece, no path forward (into Europe), no way back (whether to Afghanistan, Iraq, or Algeria). Many are desperate. Just a few weeks ago, several of our teammates (including myself) had conversation with refugees struggling with suicidal thoughts. In this light, we see the sort of deep desperation that would lead a refugee to risk his own life to sneak under a semi-truck (bound – via ferry – for Italy). Check out this documentary trailer called “One of Them” – find more info about the project here – highlighting the refugee crisis in Greece.
(HT: Zach Baliva)