Rainbow's End - Symi's Other Visitors

Symi's police station is once again emergency shelter to a large number of refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and other places. according to a police spokesman more refugees are expected to arrive tonight. Anyone who is on the island and wishes to contribute bottled water, food and other items to these brave and unfortunate people should please contact Symi police station.
Remember, there, but for the grace of God, go we...

Anonymous –   – (Thursday, June 21, 2007)  

I think that this picture is inappropriate and degrading to the subjects. Have you their permission to show the picture on the world wide web?

Unknown  – (Friday, June 22, 2007)  

Requests for bottled water and food is hardly inappropriate.
Thank god these desperate people have made it to Europe, they could have been washed up dead on the beach. It happens you know.

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I sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and have been here ever since. The locals tell me that this is one of the miracles of St Michael of Panormitis. A BA graduate with majors in English, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation, the idea of living in what is to all intents and purposes an archaeological site appeals to me. Not as small as Kastellorizo, not as touristy as Rhodes, Symi is just the right size. I live on a small holding which my husband and I have reclaimed from a ruin of over-grazing and neglect and turned into a small oasis over the course of the past 22 years. I also work part-time for Symi Visitor Accommodation, helping independent travellers discover and enjoy Symi's simple pleasures for themselves.

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