Among the most vulnerable of those crammed into Greece’s squalid refugee camps are the unaccompanied minors.
When the Taliban ramped up their attacks in Afghanistan’s Jaghori district last year, Abdullah’s mother told him to flee to Europe. He was nine and his journey was brutal, but now, trekking through Moria, a squalid and overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Abdullah is concerned about his fate.
“Can I go to England?” he asks, adjusting his blue-and-white striped football jersey. “I want to become a famous football player.”