‘If you are hungry, just come inside and eat’, Victor smiles and welcomes us.
It is our first time in the People’s Street Kitchen. A space run jointly by volunteers and refugees, the kitchen has been cooking meals for the people in Souda camp and the kids in the refugee school for more than a year. Victor joined the kitchen shortly after arriving on Chios in the Fall of 2016.
Pots, fridges, plenty of veggies, sacks of rice, bottles of oil, people cooking, people eating, refugees and volunteers, together. Without the possibility to prepare their own meals in the camp, the kitchen is for some a place where they can revive the flavours of their homes. It is also a place of refuge from the violence and dehumanisation that surrounds their everyday life.