Yunis

Yunis is 8 years old and he fled from Iraqi-Kurdistan with his family and his ten siblings. He has been in Greece for one year and eight months. He comes from a family that has got eleven children and he is one of the nine boys. He is well known for his calmness. He likes going to school and playing football and basketball with his brothers and friends. Continue reading “Yunis”

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Rasul

Rasul is 11 years old and he fled from Iraqi-Kurdistan with his family and his ten siblings. They have been in Greece for one year and eight months. When he doesn’t spend time playing football with his brothers and friends, he prefers to draw. He and his older brother are two of the toughest young members of their family. Continue reading “Rasul”

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Karwan

Karwan is 13 years old and he fled from Iraqi-Kurdistan with his family. He has been in Greece for one year and eight months. He comes from a family that has got eleven children and he is one of the nine boys. Football, but also the school are his favourite. His dream is to become a doctor. His teachers have said that he is a very good student and he really likes to learn and communicate with people. Except for his mother tongue, Kurdish, he speaks Greek and English as well. He is really excited that he will be able to go to school soon. Continue reading “Karwan”

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Ivan

Ivan, who is from Iraqi-Kurdistan, came to Greece with his family. He is 14 years old and one of the nine boys of his family. Evan, like his brothers, loves playing football and spending time with his friends. Very soon, he will be able to join a school class after almost two years that he lives in Greece. He loves that he has a lot of friends in Greece and for sure he will miss them all when the time comes for him and his family to leave Greece. Continue reading “Ivan”

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Duman

Duman is 16 years old and he fled from Iraqi-Kurdistan with his family. He has been in Greece for one year and eight months. He is very keen on playing football and his favourite football player is Cristiano Ronaldo. His friends back home and his new friends in Skaramagas refugee camp used to say that he is a very good player and as he says: “I will become a very good and famous football player”. He is one of the toughest young members of his family. He has got ten siblings.
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I have a big family, nine boys and two girls

My name is Jamila Sharafani and I am 41 years old. I live with my children and my husband in Athens. I have a big family, nine boys and two girls. We were born in Mossoul, in Iraq. In Iraq, we used to live in an apartment, like here in Greece. We were sharing the house with my husband’s parents. We do not know when we will go back to Iraq because it is war in Mossoul. We left when we heard that Daech will come to take Mossoul. My husband got shot in his shoulder. We were scared of the war and so we decided to leave. Continue reading “I have a big family, nine boys and two girls”

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My wife and our eleven children

I am Falah and I am 48 years old. When I was one year old, I lost my dad. I grew up only with my mother. After that, I went to school. I went to school for about five years and then I stopped because we were a very poor family. I tried to help my mother and I started to work in a cement factory. I started working when I was 15 years old. I worked there for twenty years and after that, I married my wife Jamila. Continue reading “My wife and our eleven children”

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Dilvean

Dilvean is seven years old. She lives in Greece with her parents and her sister. They came from Syria to Greece in 2016. She loves going to school and learn Greek, as well as playing with all her friends. Continue reading “Dilvean”

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“I just want to see my family all together”

Γειά σας! Είμαι η Mayro και κατάγομαι από το Αφγανιστάν, την περιοχή Herat. Στα παιδικά μου χρόνια ήταν όλα καλά και δεν υπήρχε πόλεμος. Όταν ξεκίνησε ο πόλεμος ήμουν 17 ετών και είχα δυο παιδιά. Με τον πόλεμο η ζωή μου άρχισε να γίνεται χάλια. Έχουν περάσει 22 χρόνια από τότε που έχασα τον άντρα μου. Έχω εφτά παιδιά, πέντε αγόρια και δυο κορίτσια. Η μεγάλη μου κόρη ήταν 15 ετών και ο γιος μου 12 ετών, όταν πέθανε ο πατέρας τους. Τώρα τα παιδιά μου μεγαλώνουν και ο πόλεμος συνεχίζεται στο Αφγανιστάν. Continue reading ““I just want to see my family all together””

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