Zahra is 18 years old and she is from Syria. She came in Greece two years ago, aiming to change her life. She had to leave Syria in 2011 along with her family because of the war. She has already experienced so many things and yet she seems like a tough girl, willing to live her life at its fullest. Zahra had something to tell on the World Refugee Day. Here are her thoughts:
Being a refugee is a painful thing. We are suffering. We are only but numbers on paper. We have been expelled from our homeland and we are living like exiles. Suddenly, we became refugees. We lost our land, our homes, our dreams…
I am a refugee, I carry with me every time a small bag. Every time I migrate and i have to leave, I ask myself: Will I ever return to my country? Will this dream come true or is it just an illusion? I am thinking of that every time.
We lost so much. We lost so many years dreaming a beautiful life. I feel sad when I see children in the camps. However, the thought of me getting back to my homeland, keeps my heart warm and strong. An impossible dream.
Last seven years of my early life i am a refugee. I am just a number on a paper. No one feels how i feel. But, i always say: There is still hope! Someday everything will change. My future will be beautiful. I miss my school, back to Syria when i was only a child. I miss the sound of the birds in my neighborhood. I miss my teenage room. I miss everything there.
There where i keep all of my memories of my childhood. But yet there is the same question in my mind. Will I ever come back home?
One day i will achieve my dream. I have hope. I hope God will not forget of me.