‘We talked to a lot of people and there was a real sense of desperation and confusion after travelling so long to reach the border. But there remained a determination to continue their journeys, summed up by two men called Amar and Hago, a Muslim and a Christian, who had fled Syria three months ago. They kept saying: "Open the door".’
Tearfund, which continues to offer vital support to refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, is also supporting Middle East refugees in Greece.
On the streets of Athens, our partner Faros is planning to distribute vouchers which will enable refugee families to buy food in supermarkets.
Parents with young children and elderly people are sleeping in parks and squares, according to Danae Serafemidi from Faros.
‘Among them are young children who have lost their guardian on the way or who have made the journey on their own,’ said Danae. ‘They’re being exposed to trafficking and exploitation.
‘And this is just a glimpse of the Europe’s worst migration crisis since the Second World War.’
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