Syrian Migrants Housed In Seaside Holiday Villas Dream Of Anything But Greece

Syrian Migrants Housed In Seaside Holiday Villas Dream Of Anything But Greece

Syrian Migrants Housed In Seaside Holiday Villas Dream Of Anything But Greece:

(REUTERS) – A small house close to the beach in western Greece is replete with a small rose garden, flowers in a vase, a thatched roof and a kennel, all created by its newly arrived refugee occupants.

It may sound ideal, but for all the cosiness, they say it will never be a home.

And here’s why. A sign scrawled in green paint on a piece of plywood propped against the window shutter says: “My son is very happy in Germany. We hope to share that happiness”.

Before fighting drove Ahmad Berajikli away from Aleppo, in Syria, he had a rose garden there too, and a dog and a family – hence some of the home-from-home comforts he has created.

But half of his family are now in Germany while the other half are in Greece, victims of the vicious war devastating his country and a Europe still deeply divided on how to handle the biggest humanitarian challenge in generations.

“My son, brother, sister and father are in Germany. Why am I here?” he asks.

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