Souda has always been somewhat of an enigma. Both impossible to accurately describe and impossible to forget. Since opening almost two years ago it has been ‘home’ to thousands upon thousands of people looking to start a new life, a safe life, in Europe.
Just over a year ago, Souda was a bustling place full of both hope and frustration and yet also, somehow, happiness. The kids who lived there were largely responsible for this, they brought out the best in the adults, who all tried to make it a better place for them.
Solidarity groups and organisations call for urgent action as winter is coming for refugees in Greece
Over 40 solidarity groups and organisations are calling for urgent action from the Greek local and national authorities to prevent more refugees from dying in the cold as winter sets in once again. They expect more groups and organisations to join them over the next days and weeks.
Several places woke up on Thursday 12 October to find their neighbourhoods plastered with the emblematic picture of Moria camp on Lesvos, covered in snow last winter, while the collective has also launched a campaign on social media with the hashtag #opentheislands.