Despite several attempts, Azam, a 26-year-old from South Sudan, has yet to stow away onto a ferry from Greece to Italy. But the immigrant refuses to abandon his dream.
"I want to go to northern Europe and find a decent job and live a good life," said Azam, who lives in an abandoned factory near the port of Patras. "I'll never give up."
Azam boarded a small fishing boat in Egypt with 175 other immigrants earlier this year after paying about $3,000 to go to Italy, he said, but the boat took them to Crete instead.