06 / 12 / 2022
“Somewhere, a mother is crying for them”
The memories of the Bosnian war from the ‘90s are still vivid and many people in Bosnia and Herzegovina remember what it means to flee your home and leave it all behind. Today, war traumas influence Bosnians’ compassion for the migrants who attempt to reach Europe.
12 / 11 / 2021
Greengrocer’s, barbershops, pool halls: Inside the marketplace of the Ritsona
A photo report by Thodoris Nikolaou for Solomon
19 / 08 / 2021
There is no escape from violence for LGBTQI+ asylum seekers
They flee their countries because of violence and persecution. Once in Europe, they face discrimination again. “We have been repeating that for years: the camps are not a safe place for LGBTQI+ asylum seekers.”
09 / 08 / 2021
“What does Europe want to achieve? That we will all commit suicide one day?”
A new refugee camp on Samos is almost ready. Nobody knows if it will be an open or a closed facility. One thing is for sure, though: the prospect of confinement in the middle of nowhere leads to the deterioration of asylum seekers’ mental health.
10 / 05 / 2021
“We call it ‘modernization’” – reception centers for migrants will be ‘closed’ facilities
During her recent visit to Greece, European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson made assurances that new reception centers on the Aegean islands would not be closed facilities. However, the reconfiguration of existing camps on the mainland into closed facilities are progressing at a rapid pace − and the authorities involved are pointing fingers at each other.
27 / 04 / 2021
His drawing traveled to Europe. But 12-year-old Jamal simply wants to “get out of this jail”.
"I don’t want anything from you. Nor am I happy that my drawing has traveled to another place, while I'm stuck in a prison", says little Jamal from a detention center on Kos island.
21 / 03 / 2021
A Tale of Two Hotels
Refugees were left homeless following evictions as the EU-funded programme providing shelter in hotels ends.
17 / 03 / 2021
“Greece will regret not making use of our potential”
As the government appoints a Deputy Minister responsible for integration, images of evicted refugees living on the streets can be seen all over Greece. "Since you don’t want us here, at least let us move on and best wishes to you all,” said the Syrian we met in Karditsa.
03 / 12 / 2020
Mahmood in waiting
In 2016 Mahmood left Jalalabad, his hometown in Afghanistan, and embarked on a dangerous journey to Europe. After six months he made it to Greece. We meet him in a flat in the suburbs of Athens, which he shares with up to twelve other compatriots; struggling with the Greek asylum services; making a living on the streets; and strolling through the center of Athens. This is his story.