GREECE: “We consider this our house…now”

“When there are no loud sounds, no planes, no shooting, I can make my kids go to sleep…”, Amina, mother of five, said.

57,000 refugees are currently stranded within the borders of Greece. More than 260,000 have arrived by sea during 2016 alone.

There’s nothing more natural for parents than the desire to give their children a safe home. But how do families who flee war zones begin to rebuild their kids’ sense of security? Read the compelling story (in Swedish, pgs 160-163) about a brave family from Syria that has escaped the war in their country and survived the journey across the Mediterranean Sea from Turkey. We met them while the family was staying in an RHU on the island of Lesvos, Greece on their journey towards safety.

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