EXODUS

A photo journey into migration.

2016 – 2018 | in-progress

 

2018

JORDAN

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Vicky Markolefa – Jordan

TURKEY

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Refugee children attend classes at Rainbow center in Gaziantep to catch up with the curriculum and learn Turkish, before enrolling to the state education system.

Coming soon…

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2017

Greece

Lesvos, October 2017

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Women and children are the mojority of the new arrivals in October 2017 – Mytilini, Greece © Vicky Markolefa 
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Bags from recycled life vests – Mosaik Support Center, Lesvos © Vicky Markolefa
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Refugees on hunger strike in Saphfous square, Lesvos – November 2017 © Vicky Markolefa 
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“Welcome to prizon Moria” wtitten on the wall of Moria hotspot, Lesvos © Vicky Markolefa 

Skaramangas refugee camp

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Playing footaball at Skaramangas refugee camp © Vicky Markolefa 
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Skaramangas refugee camp © Vicky Markolefa 
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Children playing at Skaramangas camp, Greece © Vicky Markolefa 
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Skaramangas refugee camp © Vicky Markolefa 

 2016

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Idomeni camp © Bastian Fischer, 2016

Read the article on MSF Magazine –  “From the beautiful gate to the end of hope”

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Amjad Ramadan is a Syrian poet who escaped war and fled to Europe. He stayed at Eko gas station for over 5 months.

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Amjad Ramadan, poet. Polycastro, Greece. c: Vicky Markolefa / MSF

I am Amjad Ramadan, from Hons Castle in Syria. I want this poem to reach everyone who can see me. This poem is about our homeland and the conditions in which we live in and for our leaders who leave us to live this painful life, the bitter reality. This poem is the simplest way for my thoughts to reach to the people. 

Read Amjad’s poetry > athensvoice.gr


ELLINIKO – ATHENS

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More than 3000 refugees are hosted at the old airport, in Elliniko camp.

In June, children up to 15 years old in Elliniko were vaccinated by MSF against ten diseases.

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5.

“Surviving in Idomeni is so hard. A woman in my condition can’t have proper nutrition. This is the fourth time I am trying to have a baby. I have already lost three.”

Ahin, 22 yrs, Syria. 

Read the article “Waiting for the miracle in Idomeni” > in.gr 

 EVACUATION OF IDOMENI CAMP

“I saw you” – read the article on doctv.gr

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Between 6,000 and 9,000 people, approximately half of whom are children remain stranded in Idomeni, following the complete closure of the Balkans route in March 2016.

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More than 15.000 people live in Idomeni’s fields.

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“We survived war but you make me wish I didn’t”

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Hussam writes a new message everyday, stands at the rail lines and protests for the opening of the borders. This 25 year old law student from Syria has been in the camp for more than 3 weeks.

 

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2. 

Read the story “ON THE WAY TO IDOMENI” > Protagon.gr

The Eko gas station in Polycastro is shelter for many families who spent the night in buses or in tents. Temperatures in this area are often below zero and everynight fires are lit to keep the people warm.

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1. LESBOS

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“Rescue aftermath” Life jackets at Skala Sykamias, one of the main arrival points for migrants and refugeees in Lesvos island, Greece. In January 2016, 257 people lost their lives in the Aegean. –  Vicky Markolefa

“Hurdles race to Europe” – Read the article on news247.gr

Idomeni: The end of logic. – Read the article on news247.gr

LEROS

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