Postcards from Greece

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Abdisalam and his wife Rauha with their six children in a forest camp near the BP service station refugee camp of Evzoni, Greece. They left their home in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, in September 2012, and after spending years in Lebanon and Turkey they arrived in Greece two months before this photo was taken.

Abdisalam and his wife Rauha with their six children in a forest camp near the BP service station refugee camp of Evzoni, Greece. They left their home in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, in September 2012, and after spending years in Lebanon and Turkey they arrived in Greece two months before this photo was taken. Image: Rocco Rorandelli

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The Bablis family from Damascus, Syria, inside the Idomeni refugee camp.

The Bablis family from Damascus, Syria, inside the Idomeni refugee camp. Image: Rocco Rorandelli

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An aerial view of the Eko service station refugee camp near Polykastro, Greece. Approximately 1,900 people live here.

An aerial view of the Eko service station refugee camp near Polykastro, Greece. Approximately 1,900 people live here. Image: Rocco Rorandelli

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Memories from home: a mobile phone with photos belonging to a Kurdish man from Syria.

Memories from home: a mobile phone with photos belonging to a Kurdish man from Syria. Image: Rocco Rorandelli

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An aerial view of the Eko service station refugee camp near Polykastro, Greece.

An aerial view of the Eko service station refugee camp near Polykastro, Greece. Image: Rocco Rorandelli

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Two Syrian girls play in a tree at the Idomeni refugee camp, just a few metres away from the barbed wire of the Macedonian border post.

Two Syrian girls play in a tree at the Idomeni refugee camp, just a few metres away from the barbed wire of the Macedonian border post. Image: Rocco Rorandelli

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Memories from home: the necklace of a Kurdish woman from Syria.

Memories from home: the necklace of a Kurdish woman from Syria. Image: Rocco Rorandelli

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An aerial view of the BP service station refugee camp near Evzoni, Greece. Approximately 500 people live here in tents, abandoned buildings and the adjacent forest.

An aerial view of the BP service station refugee camp near Evzoni, Greece. Approximately 500 people live here in tents, abandoned buildings and the adjacent forest. Image: Rocco Rorandelli

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Memories from home: the wallet of a Kurdish man from Syria.

Memories from home: the wallet of a Kurdish man from Syria. Image: Rocco Rorandelli

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Alhia Alhamedin from Hama, Syria, with her seven children, including a set of twins, in the BP service station refugee camp in Evzoni. They left Syria two years ago to go to Turkey. Alhia’s husband is now in Germany, but the borders have since been closed. They have been in the camp for five months. “I need help, because it is very difficult to take care of seven children all alone. Who can help me?”

Alhia Alhamedin from Hama, Syria, with her seven children, including a set of twins, in the BP service station refugee camp in Evzoni. They left Syria two years ago to go to Turkey. Alhia’s husband is now in Germany, but the borders have since been closed. They have been in the camp for five months. “I need help, because it is very difficult to take care of seven children all alone. Who can help me?” Image: Rocco Rorandelli

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Memories from home: a family photo of a Kurdish man from Syria. His father died in the war.

Memories from home: a family photo of a Kurdish man from Syria. His father died in the war. Image: Rocco Rorandelli

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A view of the BP service station refugee camp near Evzoni, Greece.

A view of the BP service station refugee camp near Evzoni, Greece. Image: Rocco Rorandelli

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This photographic essay by Rocco Rorandelli of TerraProject Photographers explores Greece’s refugee camps, including the people who live there and the possessions they carry with them from their homelands.

The Bablis family from Damascus, Syria, inside the Idomeni refugee camp. Image:  Rocco Rorandelli
An aerial view of the Eko service station refugee camp near Polykastro, Greece. Approximately 1,900 people live here. Image:  Rocco Rorandelli
Memories from home: a mobile phone with photos belonging to a Kurdish man from Syria. Image:  Rocco Rorandelli
An aerial view of the Eko service station refugee camp near Polykastro, Greece. Image:  Rocco Rorandelli
Two Syrian girls play in a tree at the Idomeni refugee camp, just a few metres away from the barbed wire of the Macedonian border post. Image:  Rocco Rorandelli
Memories from home: the necklace of a Kurdish woman from Syria. Image:  Rocco Rorandelli
Abdisalam and his wife Rauha with their six children in a forest camp near the BP service station refugee camp of Evzoni, Greece. They left their home in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, in September 2012, and after spending years in Lebanon and Turkey they arrived in Greece two months before this photo was taken. Image:  Rocco Rorandelli
An aerial view of the BP service station refugee camp near Evzoni, Greece. Approximately 500 people live here in tents, abandoned buildings and the adjacent forest. Image:  Rocco Rorandelli
Memories from home: the wallet of a Kurdish man from Syria. Image:  Rocco Rorandelli
Alhia Alhamedin from Hama, Syria, with her seven children, including a set of twins, in the BP service station refugee camp in Evzoni. They left Syria two years ago to go to Turkey. Alhia’s husband is now in Germany, but the borders have since been closed. They have been in the camp for five months. “I need help, because it is very difficult to take care of seven children all alone. Who can help me?” Image:  Rocco Rorandelli
Memories from home: a family photo of a Kurdish man from Syria. His father died in the war. Image:  Rocco Rorandelli
A view of the BP service station refugee camp near Evzoni, Greece. Image:  Rocco Rorandelli

For more work by TerraProject Photographers, see their website here.


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