My name is Hiba Al Ghafeer and I am twenty five years old and I am from Syria. I left Turkey five months ago. I left from Syria together with my mother by plane. I got married and pregnant in Turkey. My mom went back to Syria after a month that she spend with me in Turkey. Two months after my wedding we left from Turkey to come Greece and here we are now. My mother came with me to Turkey so I wasn't alone and to tell to Ahmad to take care of me. We met in the airport. He was waiting for me. He run and jumped over a fence to come and see me. He hugged me and we all left together to go to his house.
We got married because my husband wasn't able to come back to Syria. We couldn't get married and create a family there. This is why I got pregnant in Turkey. I was very afraid for my baby, and we had to leave also from Turkey because my husband was working for a few months on a very low income. It was impossible to live and build a family on such a small budget. So this is why we left. For us, for our children
and for the future.
When we first arrived in Athens from the island οf Samos we stayed in the port of Athens. Many pregnant women went to the doctors there for a check up. To take pictures of their baby and listen to its heart beat. They told me also to go but I was afraid. I wanted to believe that it was fine. I didn’t want to know anything about it at the time. I didn’t want to listen to anything that would make me feel powerless. Also
when I came here (in the camp) I didn’t go to the doctor.
All people have dreams. Education, family, children, work, safety and many more. In Syria my dreams were to get married to the person I love and live together with him and my family. I lived the last period in Syria with my parents. They are not just my parents they are my friends. I couldn’t continue my education or stay there because of the war but also because of my husband being unable to come and live
with me in Syria. After I left, my dreams remained the same. The place just changed. I want a family, continue my education and work. All people dream the same and this is also my dream.