“I couldn’t believe it that I would have Greek citizenship, and be mayor of an area hosting refugees from Syria. Both as a doctor and human being, I would do everything to help people regardless of their origin.”
Nabil-Iosif Morad, the Greek-Syrian Mayor of Andravida-Kylini in western Greece, was born in Homs and grew up in Syria. At 17 he left Syria, establishing a new life in Europe, but his brothers and extended family are still in Syria.
In the Andravida-Kylini region in western Peloponnesos, a Greek summer resort that closed five years ago as a result of the financial crisis has been turned into a haven for more than 300 refugees.
“I held a meeting with the council and we agreed to bring them here, so they can spend their remaining time in Greece in good hands.”