Samos – Several conversations #1

Several conversations, written by volunteer Ronja de Boer.

“His first memory from entering the hotspot was people calling to him: “Welcome! Now you are stuck here with us!”
A big man with a bloody chest runs down the hill in the hotspot after cutting himself with a razor. Some people get him inside the police area where he wanders around restlessly, screaming sentences like “It is enough!” and “I can’t stand this anymore!”. He threatens to cut his own throat if somebody will come closer to him. The children are called by their parents, but some are with us in the medical area.
I ask a girl there: “Are you scared?” The girl shrugs her shoulders and answers: “This is not a big deal.”

Text and Picture: Ronja de Boer (vrijwilliger Stichting Bootvluchteling)