I had a Dream

Giorgos Moutafis

Greece is believed to host almost a million immigrants; about 10 percent of the total population, nearly half of them are undocumented migrants including a big number of unaccompanied minors. Most of them are dumped on the Aegean Sea islands by smugglers ferrying human cargo or try to enter through Evros and the homonym river that separates the two countries and has turned likewise the Aegean Sea to an aquatic grave for hundreds of immigrants.
In summer 2012, the country's minister of Public Order compared the influx of migrants to the invasion of the Dorians 4,000 years ago, while the Prime – Minister called for a re-occupation of the cities. At the same time a terrifying xenophobic and anti-immigrant sentiment is shared in Greek society.
During the last couple of years, an increasing number of refugees and migrants constantly attempt to leave Greece in any possible way for other EU countries or return to their homeland due to unemployment and shrinking of economy.
Adam, father of five, “had the dream” to set his life in Greece. He hoped to find a job and support his family back in Sudan. He was expecting to face harsh conditions but not leaving in an occupied building without even access to running water. Moreover he never expected that he would leave Greece because of unemployment.
Adam did not choose to leave Sudan; he was forced to do it because of a civil war.  Now, he was forced to leave Greece because of an economic war. 
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