Ashti and Diplak Jamal and their children, Mohammad and Sarah, fled war-torn Iraq and managed to reach Greece at the end of 2017.

While the family awaits for their asylum application to be processed by Greek authorities they share a small apartment provided by Solidarity Now as part of the EU funded ESTIA programme by which UNHCR in cooperation with the Greek Government, local authorities and NGO’s acting as implementing partners provides urban accommodation and cash assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Greece.

Eager to make a new start and become a part of their community, all four of them go to school. Sara and Mohamad attend primary and secondary school respectively, Dilpak participates in language classes in the Blue Refugee Centre and Ashti attends evening classes at a vocational high school.