The makeshift camp of Piraeus


Following the closure of the humanitarian corridor to North Europe, more than 45.000 refugees remained in Greece. The islands are being evacuated as a matter of priority and more and more refugees are forced to live in makeshift camps in the port of Piraeus and other places around Athens like Elliniko, while a large number remain at the border with FYROM, in the area of Eidomeni, in the hope that the borders will re-open.

The makeshift camps or else ‘unofficial hospitality structures’ (domes philoksenias) depend mostly on the work of local volunteers and NGOs. More than 4.500 persons are forced to live in Piraeus, in small tents that do not properly protect them from the sun, the wind and the rain since the larger tents are fewer and the indoors spaces full.


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