Mariam and her three children fled Iran in August 2016. Her ex-husband was abusive and threatened to kill her and their children. It was a difficult journey to Greece as a smuggler stole their money on one occasion and they were turned back by authorities on another.
Mariam did not relent and eventually made it to Samos island in Greece by boat. Now she and her kids remain in an unheated, cloth tent in the Samos camp where they have no access to school or sanitation facilities. Her 5-year-old son suffers from asthma and was at least once transferred to the Samos hospital for treatment. She said she dreams of moving back into a clean apartment and securing mental health support for her kids for what they have been through and treatment for her son’s asthma.
Rent (and deposit) – $330 x 6 months
Food stipend – $302.5 x 6 months
Utilities – $55 x 6 months
Wire Fee – $44
Misc. Expenses – $412
Total (USD): $4581