Alfredo D'Amato

Lavrio, Greece

Five year old Ahmed stands in front of the community toilet in the Lavrio refugee camp. The physical conditions in the camp resemble a slum.
Thirty four year old Jihan left Damascus with her sons Ahmed and Mohammad aged 5 and 7, and her husband Ashraf, aged 35. Both husband and wife have extremely limited vision. Jihan is nearly blind and only able to see shadows, while her husband maintains partial vision.
Starting from the coast of Turkey, they embarked on a treacherous journey by sea that lasted for 45 hours before arriving on Milos a Greek Island in the Aegean Sea. Given the unusual destination, that is off the beaten track for sea arrivals and with virtually no support from the state authorities or reception facilities, the family was forced to traverse the mountainous terrain of Milos. They pressed on with their journey until they reached Athens.
Despite holding a red card that grants her the legal right to stay and is qualified to apply for asylum, Jihan has been in Greece for the past 9 months without support from the state and a 'no entry to Athens' stipulation. She spent the first three months in Athens during which time she was arrested by Greek police and 'warned' not to be seen in the city. Her husband continued the journey northward, managing to arrive in Denmark where he has been granted asylum and awaits Jihan and her sons.

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Alfredo D'Amato
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