One last post from Samos – and it is a sad one.
This morning I was meeting with Omar for an interview. He was just coming from the hospital. Last night a boat sank off shore and MANY refugees were in the water. Many are in bad shape, at the hospital suffering from hypothermia. Nine people drowned, probably more. Some were children. There are boats arriving regularly. Not every day, but some days two to three. 1,480 refugees arrived on Samos in February of this year. Each boat has at least 40 people. They risk their lives and end up in such desperate circumstances.
I look out at this harbor and it feels haunted.