“There is something wrong with my kidney," said Golnegar. "I am in pain and I have headaches every day, but despite my efforts to see a doctor in the camp or in the local hospital, this was not possible so far. All of my children have insect bites on their bodies, and they all complain often they feel sick, but there is nothing I can do for them.”
“We only want a safe place for our children," said Golnegar's husband. "We came here to save them from war and take them to school, and instead, we found ourselves in this camp waiting in limbo for almost a year. We just want to start a peaceful life and take our children to school and this is possible only on the mainland or in another European country. How long will we have to stay in this makeshift camp?”
Darwish, 74, and Aysha, 68, a couple from eastern Syria
Darwish, 74, and Aysha, 68, are from Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria. Their first shelter burnt down in a fire that broke out in April 2020. After that, they spent almost a month living in a summer tent in an open field, fully exposed to the sun. They were eventually offered a makeshift shelter by a family who was leaving.