“I am happy that my children are going to school”

I am Bidaa from Iraq, I am a refugee in Greece. I have two children. One son and one daughter. My son is 10 years old and my daughter is 8 years old. Now I am living in Skaramagas camp (refugee center). I came from Iraq to Turkey. We stayed in Turkey about 10 – 15 days. Then, we crossed the sea to come in Greece. We stayed in Chios island for 7 days and afterward we came to Athens.
We went to some camps but they didn’t accept us because we were under no organization and none organization let us stay. We stayed in an apartment at an old hospital building. In that place the police ejected us out of the building and sent us to somewhere we didn’t know exactly where was it. This situation lasted for one day. The next day, they brought us to Skaramagas camp and is almost 10 months now that we are living in the camp.
My profession was a tailor. Here in the camp, I have friends who visit me every day. I am happy that my children are going to school. Their school is inside the camp. We are waiting with our hope on God. We don’t know what will happen with our documents and for how long we have to wait.

Storyteller’s name: Bidaa
Interviewer’s name: Anxhela Dani
Country of origin: Syria
Sex: F
Age: 30

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: Greece, Iraq, refugee, Asylum, A Million Stories