Refugees Are Living in Poor Conditions at Elliniko Refugee Camp

Refugees living in tents in Indomeni, at the border between Greece and Macedonia Refugees living in tents in Indomeni, at the border between Greece and Macedonia Guillaume Binet / MIOP

20 June 2016 
Refugees are living in poor conditions at Elliniko Refugee Camp in Greece.

As the European Migrant Crisis persists, refugees at Elliniko Refugee Camp are continuing to struggle with living in poor conditions. Waiting for their asylum applications to be processed, refugees at Elliniko Refugee Camp are forced to live in the Olympic 2004 sports complex and the redundant airport nearby. Like many other refugee camps throughout Greece, Elliniko Refugee Camp has experienced overcrowding and lack of adequate provisions. Refugees are continually getting sick from having to sleep among the crowd, eating low-quality food, and enduring unsanitary conditions without access to proper medical services.

Member states of the European Union (EU), particularly Greece in this case, are responsible for providing adequate accommodation for refugees who have crossed into Europe. Yet, much of what the EU has done has not improved the conditions of refugee camps, including Elliniko Refugee Camp.

Many organizations, such as Doctors Without Borders, Human Rights Watch, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, have increased presence and support for refugees at refugee camps. At the same time, criticism of the EU has grown for not having done enough to provide protection and humanitarian rights for refugees who are living there.

 

Read more, visit:

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/06/greek-refugee-camps-children-grow-sicker-day-160618114138667.html
https://www.opendemocracy.net/vicki-squire/city-plaza-way-forward-for-european-migration-crisis
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/article/refugees-greece-we-did-not-expect-live-life-europe
http://www.euronews.com/2016/05/12/my-home-is-a-stadium-euronews-talks-to-refugees-in-athens/

Read 8585 times