My name is *****. I’m a refugee living in the Samos camp in Greece, I live here since 8 months, I’m a young togolese of 29 years old, I’ve leave my country for political reasons (political opinion) and I was victim of torture and persecutions with death threats…
I leave my country because my life wasn’t save there and I was living in a total insecurity.
Unfortunately I am now in a place who remind me the same situation. Here I sleep in a little tent where the mouses, the lice and cockroaches threatens me, summer and winter.
We live in total insalubrity, a Greek will never accept that his cat or his dog sleeps in these conditions. Badly housed, malnourished, poorly cared for but in the same time the Geneva Convention requires respect for international humanitarian law. Where is the respect of clauses? That’s love? At the beginning it was really hard for me, here I met children, women and old people who died because of negligently.
During the month of March, there was a strike in the camp to try to improve the living conditions of the refugees and demand the acceleration of the processing of the asylum procedure files.The strike was peaceful but unfortunately it ended in fights, arrests and threats of deportation in our country of origin. We were obligated to shut up. This camp is an open prison where is the law of the strongest prevailing. Some NGOs are no longer welcome and tourists are banned, no one knows what our daily life looks like. Camp turns refugees into a time bomb, we become animals.