A refugee's life at the bottleneck of Mytilini Harbor
"Do you need some water?" asks Michael, my friend, photographer extraordinaire and humanitarian aid volunteer.
As we approach "The Statue of Liberty," the stench is almost too much to bear!
This is what we see....
A woman with her children.
The local news team working with the Greek channel ERT!
Refugees waiting at the dock of the berth of the ship.
I look down and I think I am about to walk on cardboard boxes and it's a man seeking shelter from the sun.
I look up and there are a few swimming in the ship's berth as onlookers watch and wait.
I am struck with the simpleness of a mother giving her children food as they wait.
We meet Anmar from Baghdad, Iraq. I take video footage of his story. He tells us he crossed this great sea, saved people from drowning, saw his homeland turn into hell only to witness another hell of registering for asylum.
And we part with Mike taking a picture of the kids above. We get into the car and unpack the water and as we drive to to the Northern end of the island, we stop many times on the side of the road and ask, "Do you need some water?"