“My dream would be for the problems to end in Syria and for us all to go back”   

“My dream would be for the problems to end in Syria and for us all to go back”  

Humans of Pikpa

I live in Pikpa with my mother and my father, but I have five brothers in Germany. I also have a sister in Syria. I am the youngest. I would be happy if I could go to my brothers. They left Syria before me. It is five years since I last saw them.

I have been Mytilini for a year and eight months, in Pikpa for a year and two months. The camp is very quiet. It is so different to Moria. I don’t have any problems in Pikpa. It is the best refugee camp in Greece.

I have many opportunities here. I am trying to learn English and German together. Sometimes I play football. Often, I help out in the kitchen. I have also been teaching some volunteers a little Arabic. I try to stay busy and pass the time.

In two or three years I would like to have my own family. Oh my God, thirty would be too old! If I found a girl here, though, I would not be able to travel. I could not get married here. I hope to go to Germany and find someone there. My dream would be for the problems to end in Syria and for us all to go back.

For now, the most important thing is that I see my brothers. I don’t need anything else.

Interviews by Tom Adams and Aud Steinsbekk / Editing by Tom Adams

Photo by Knut Tinagent

 

 

 

 

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