Worsening conditions in Greek migrant camp

Refugees and migrants from the camp of Moria, in Lesbos, Greece.
Refugees and migrants from the camp of Moria, in Lesbos, Greece. Copyright Reuters
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The Greek island of Lesbos has been hosting thousands of migrants since the crisis in 2015. But now, many of these refugee camps are facing dire conditions - overcapacity, lack of facilities and a less hospitable tone from locals.


Three years after the migrant crisis, refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos are facing worsening living conditions and growing frustrations from local people.

At the Moira refugee camp, life is getting harder for its 9,000 migrants who continue to face overcrowding and filthy living conditions. Reports of immeasurable rubbish and lack of facilities for showering and toilets are awash. According to the UNHCR, there's one toilet for every 190 people.

Safety is also a concern, with reports of violent incidences not uncommon here. This week, EU leaders will be meeting for an informal summit in Salzburg, and Greek officials are expected to ask for more solidarity to deal with the migrant crisis.

Greek authorities are facing mounting pressures at home from locals who are split about their hospitality to host the growing number of migrants.

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