WAAR - We Are All Refugees

Athens, Greece - 2015

Unfortunately, the situation with the refugee crisis, now termed a humanitarian crisis, is getting worse. The war is still raging and the people in Syria are in the crossfire of 4 or 5 different armies. Those that escape and survive the journey to Greece, find themselves blocked there. Five Balkan countries that are along the refugee route, despite European regulations, closed the borders to the north of Greece. There is no end in sight. Currently, there are more than 50,000 refugees stuck in Greece. There is no knowledge what is going to happen with them. Some say a limited number (580 people) of Syrians and Iraqis are allowed to pass every day, but with protests from the other nationalities that create chaos and bottlenecks in the borders and in the middle of various strikes of working groups in Greece that protest for their own economic and social needs, the borders are shut indefinitely for everyone. Some refugees, sometimes even children that have lost their parents and are alone, start walking from Athens towards the border with Macedonia, attempting to cross Greece by foot and without money, not wanting to believe that even if they make it there, they will not be allowed to pass.


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Marc Hors is a documentary photographer and storyteller dedicated to capturing the social and cultural fabric of our contemporary society in all of its splendor, nuance and terrible beauty.

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