The endless wait

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The endless wait

Author: Louisa Gouliamaki | correspondent.afp.com | 18 July 2019

Samos, Greece -- Before there was hope because people were on their way to a new life. Now there is resignation and exhaustion because people are stuck here and they don’t know when they’ll leave.

The migrant crisis may have disappeared from the world’s top news stories, but it is still ever-present in Greece, where I have covered it since the beginning.

In many ways, you can’t compare the situation today to what we had in 2015, the peak of the emergency.

Back then, thousands of people arrived each day by boats on islands like Lesbos and Samos, many of them fleeing conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Read more>>>