Asylum Seeker Passes Away In Hospital Waiting Room
In the winter of 2018, I received the devastating news of an elderly man, – an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, who had passed away in Mytilene hospital waiting room, after being denied urgent medical care. Among 8,000 other people, the man lived under hard conditions in camp Moria, where basic needs and care are inaccessible. He was staying in the single-male section, section B, as he didn’t have his family around him and was alone in the camp. Section B is known to be the worst in the camp and unsuitable for an aged vulnerable person, or anyone for that matter. He was often spotted right outside the gates of Moria with his shoe cleaning kit, ringed by flip-flops, sneakers and sandals, all in line to be repaired in exchange for a few extra bucks.