Photo by Mark Henley @markhenleyphotos
One year ago yesterday. While his wife walks in front, members of the family help carry 80 year-old Ismail Ibrahim in his wheelchair over gravel to take a train that will carry them across Macedonia (FYROM) to the Serbian border leaving this transit centre
set up with help from UNHCR at Gevgelija just across the Greek -Macedonian border. Medical attention, food water and some shelter was available to everyone coming through. 80 year-old Ismail and his family fled from North-eastern Syria 4 years ago, at the beginning of the war. They fled to Turkey where they tried to live a normal life, but the living conditions became so difficult that they were forced to run again, seeking shelter in Europe. After crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Turkey to Greece, Ismail is leading 23 family members, three generations of his family, mainly his daughters, his sons-in-law and grandchildren to safety, hoping to go to Germany. From here they will go by train directly to the Serbian border where they will have to walk several kilometres across fields using the so called ‘green border’. On reportage with @unrefugees with @celinekin
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