Samira (16) and Leila (28) are living in a refugee camp in Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg. Samira is originally from Afghanistan and Leila from Iran. They both came on foot to Germany two months ago and were sent to the camp in Wilhelmsburg, where they currently live with Samira's grandmother. The family got split by the authorities— Samira's father and brother were sent to a camp in Bremen (Lower Saxony), which is 100 km from Hamburg.
Samira tells a lot about health care in the camp. The treatment is "bad and the doctors are useless," she says. Since the two young women don't have green cards, they must ask local authorities for medical care. These authorities decide whether treatment is necessary, even though they have no medical qualification.
Once Leila and Samira had headaches, backaches and gastrointestinal disease, but the doctor didn't give medicine to them, instead telling them that drinking water is sufficient. "I was crying in front of the doctor because of pain, but he refused to give me medicine and told me once more: drink water!" Sometimes she regrets her exhausting escape from Afghanistan.
"If I had known how bad the living conditions in German refugee camps are, I may not have taken this risky trip to Germany."
Nevertheless the sixteen-year-old girl tries to look attractive. This young lady wears a pink jacket and a pair of blue jeans, has a striped scarf on her head. Besides, she wears make-up and even her nails are done.