Early morning, Just arrived from Turkey on rubber boat. Waiting in the main Harbour of Lesvos for the evening ferry to Athens while trying to warm up.
CYCI ( a non profit organisation that mostly rescue woman and children that were victims of ISIS) giving out snack to children who just arrived safely from Turkey.
A father wrapped up in a grey cover, his two young children sitting on the ground next to him, eating fruits as their first meal of the day. His three fingers raises up and he says "three sheep" in arabic, this tragically means that this number of people fell off the boat during their dark journey across the Aegean sea.
Three children and their mother, trying to warm up. Even if the children are exhausted excitement remains.
Waiting in a top covered hall for the next ferry to Athens.
A few benches are placed in the waiting hall, some use it as bed while the clothes are drying.
The waiting hall is only covered from the top, organisations managed to cut the wind by covering the sides with long clear plastic sheets.
While waiting under these harsh circumstances, three clowns shows up who are hired by organisation to bring entertainement to the children. It does not take more than just a few seconds before laugh and smiles starts to appear on their faces as if they are alive again.
children like adults, all eyes looking astonished as if all problems never existed. "This was one of our best shows so far" says Sabine the clown.
As the sun is coming down, most refugees are getting ready in the main harbor to embark on the evening ferry to Athens.
A syrian father about to embark on the evening Ferry Athens. His daughter asleep in his arm, one last look back.
A mother and her two children, waiting to embark on the evening ferry in the harbour´s parking lot.
No border´s kitchen was created with independent volunteers. They serve daily meals to refugees on the island and evening departure.
A long line of 300 refugees getting on the evening ferry to Athens.
A volounteer saying goodbye to a young refugee.
Once in Athens, most get on buses that are especially there to take them up north to the Macedonian border. This ride usually takes up to 6 hours.
A Syrian father with his 2 year old daughter.
A mother with her child, at the camp on the edge of the Macedonia border. Many gets stuck there either for medical issues or lack of papers. Always in the hope to cross over as soon as possible.
Many rest before crossing over or wait until some of their issues gets fixed.
Exhausted, taking a rest before keeping on the journey.
Two young Syrian man stuck in the camp for having leg affections due to being near explosions back in Syria.
Afghan children playing in the empty camp. They are waiting for their 1 year old cousin to come back from the hospital before crossing the border in the hope to reach Sweden.
A father and daughter following the train tracks to cross over the Macedonia border.
It is late in the evening, buses full of refugees keeps coming. A mother and two children being checked by the Macedonia authority at the official border crossing point. On the other side the freedom to continue their journey through Europe in the hope for a safe and normal life.