“What did I do? I didn’t do anything,” asked Emilia Kamvisi, an 85-year-old grandmother from the Greek island of Lesvos, when she heard she’d been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Fisherman Stratis Valiamos, who has rescued scores of refugees from drowning, and Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon, who spent Christmas helping refugees in Greece, were also nominated by Greek academics and the Hellenic Olympic Committee.
If only there was no need to nominate these good people
If only there was no need to flee one’s homeland
If only there was no need to struggle in such desperation
If only there was no need to see the anguished carrying dead children
If only there was no need to live forever traumatised
If only there was no need