A response to the refugee crisis in Europe for me includes a travel memory. While in Egypt, I went to “garbage city”. This Christian community located in a Zabbalin village on one of the hills of the Mokattam, was the result of a 1969 decision by the Governor to relocate all the garbage collectors of Cairo, to this space. Hastily built houses of tin were erected. In 1987 there was a population of 15,000. The number has doubled now and there is better housing. There is a stench in the air of the village because all the garbage that is collected by these Christians, who were dis-located by their government, sits on the ground floor of the majority of the houses. Families live on the second floor, on top of piles of trash, which is sorted to be recycled, sold, and burned.