All posts by momo

Three migrants found dead at the coast of Chios

The first two corpses were found on Sunday 13th of January at 9 o ‘clock in the morning by fishermen in two different beaches of the island Chios. A third corpse was found by the coast guard around 2pm at yet another beach. According to first information by the Coroner the persons died of drowning within the last 48 hours before being found.

At the meantime on Saturday 12th of January three migrants were found alive on the island Panagia Oinousson inside fish cages. They are from Palestine and Iran. As two of them reported they had tried to reach Chips island from Cesme in turkey in the night of Thursday. Their boat turned around and they swam for more than 10 hours to reach the island. It is yet unknown if there were more persons inside the same boat.

newsit (in greek)

In the “village of all together” waiting for the police….

By Anthi Pazianou / published in “Efimerida ton Sindakton”

Crossing Borders

Since last August 1,200 refugees have been arrested in Lesvos for illegal entry into Greece. This was brought about by the draconian measures on the border between Evros – Northern Greece and Turkey. In the name of ‘Fortress Europe’, refugees, mainly from Afghanistan and Syria, were forced to turn back and ultimately choose a more hazardous entry into Greece by sea.
On the 14th December 2012, 29 refugees didn’t reach their destination. According to the testimony of the only survivor, the boat in which they were travelling suddenly turned upside down. 21 corpses were recovered over the next 2 days while the rest, including children, are still unaccounted for.
Continue reading In the “village of all together” waiting for the police….

A letter to the world / PIKPA 2012

I saw lots of sorrows,
that even the world is telling me: hey stop!
I am full enough
I can not see the sorrow in your face anymore.

My face might look younger,
but i am not young anymore.
I am old.

Found in PIKPA on a tree on Friday 21st of December 2012 when the last remaining refugees had been transferred to the police station.