Migrants in makeshift border camps close to Idomeni in Greece remain reluctant to move into official shelters.
Greek authorities cleared 4,000 families from Idomeni earlier this week.
One Syrian refugee gave an indication of the feeling of those in the makeshift camp: “Here it is not too bad, but it’s not good, but I think the new camps in Thessaloniki and Athens are very bad, worse than here. I will stay here, I will stay here but I don’t know for how long.”
I think the new camps in Thessaloniki and Athens are very badSyrian refugee
MSF Sea (
MSF_Sea) <a href="https://twitter.com/MSF_Sea/status/735132879622176769">May 24, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b> The UN echoes her words saying that migrants are "cramped in sub-standard conditions" with ''insufficient, food, water, toilets and showers." <b></b> Save the Children is reporting that conditions are ''inhumane." <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">VIDEO: Refugees face prospect of forced relocation to 'isolated' military camps in Greece <a href="https://t.co/MzJFu185Po">https://t.co/MzJFu185Po</a> <a href="https://t.co/69LIy8u5AP">pic.twitter.com/69LIy8u5AP</a></p>— Middle East Eye (MiddleEastEye) May 27, 2016
NGO’s say that when the families arrived in the new sanctioned camp with babies and young children they were greeted by four filthy toilets for 200 people and little food.
For the asylum seekers the dream of a new life in Sweden or Germany has been replaced with the nightmare of life in tent or warehouse.