126-year old woman arrived on Lesvos – fleeing to join her children and grandchildren in Germany

126years-2Photos by Marios Lolos

Eida was born 1890, she is Syrian and all her children and grandchildren are in Germany. When they left she didn’t want to go and was taken care by a family in Kobane. When the family decided to go also Eida had no one anymore and decided to follow. After many adventures they arrived in Lesvos and stayed for 1 month in Moria Hotspot without any NGO organizing housing or care for the 126 year old lady. After they finally got their papers they travelled all together to Athens and went to a hotel. The wife and mother of the 4 small kids is giving birth these days and the Noborders Athens group supports the family and asks for financial support to manage to house this unbelievable travel group. Again it is activists that manage to show respect to fleeing people. One of the oldest women in this world fleeing, we all have to support her now!

Η Eida είναι Κούρδισσα. Γεννήθηκε το 1890. Είναι σύμφωνα με τα χαρτιά της 126 χρονών. Έφτασε στη Λέσβο στους ώμους του Ahmed. Τα παιδιά της και τα εγγόνια της είναι στη Γερμανία. Είναι τυχερή γιατί επειδή έχει περάσει τα 80 δεν θα την γυρίσουνε πίσω στα πλαίσια της επαναπροώθησης και θα κινητοποιήσουν τις διαδικασίες για την οικογενειακή επανένωση. Ο Ahmed έχει άλλα τέσσερα παιδιά και η γυναίκα του είναι έγκυος στο πέμπτο. Οι No Borders τους στηρίζουνε και σας ζητάνε την οικονομική σας υποστήριξή για να μπορέσουμε να τους εξασφαλίσουμε μια αξιοπρεπή διαμονή και στήριξη, και να τους ανταποδώσουμε το χαμόγελο, τη χαρά και την πίστη στη ζωή που μας χάρισαν σήμερα NoBorders

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