Refugees as they come through Greece on their way to northern EU countries
Zahra (17) (blue scarf) with her family. They used to live in Kabul where her father was a Shia priest who the Taliban didn’t like and she was going to high school with high interest in mathematics that she would like to study. Her mother was a seamstress and she also has two brothers of which we can see the younger. They all left Kabul in order to protect her as they were informed by a letter that a week later she would be taken by the Taliban. One of her neighbourhood friends had already been taken by the Taliban and nobody knew what happened to her, an other one of her friends had been killed in a suicide bombing and she was very scared. She is hoping that the family can reach a country where they can sleep without fear and where she will not create any more bad memories.
Victoria square in Athens is one of the main gathering places for refugees. They stay there until they can find a way to travel to Thessaloniki and to the northern border of Greece where they can cross on foot on their way to northern European countries.