Greece: Lesbos Camp Refugees Have No Protection from the Cold

Refugees on the Island of Lesbos, Greece, 2020.

Refugees on the Island of Lesbos, Greece, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @franceculture

Telesur

The refugees were transferred to the Kara Tepe area after the Moria camp burned down in September.

The NGO Refugee Support Aegean (RSA) reported that over 7,000 refugees, who live at the Reception and Identification Center (RIC) in the area of ​​Kara Tepe on Lesvos island, face winter with no protection against the cold.

“There are not enough blankets. We do not know how we will go through this winter… What breaks our heart is that we do not have humane conditions, they perceive us as animals,” Saeb, a victim of torture from Afghanistan, said.

The refugees were transferred by the Greek authorities to that location after the Moria camp burned down in September. So far, however, the refugees live in unheated tents that are unprepared to withstand the winter rains.

“Despite government assurances on the improvement of reception conditions, coupled with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, low temperatures and increased humidity, refugees, including hundreds of children as well as many people belonging to vulnerable groups, are living in tents during winter, without knowing whether and when they will be sheltered in containers,” RSA stressed.

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Via https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Greece-Lesbos-Camp-Refugees-Have-No-Protection-From-the-Cold-20201201-0010.html

2 thoughts on “Greece: Lesbos Camp Refugees Have No Protection from the Cold

  1. Makes me sick to read the way these refugees are treated. I am cold and almost homeless myself. No proper heat or running water in this cold winter. I know how they feel. I do not care anymore about myself yet, I know how miserable these people and children are. Any real human being would be sickened and appalled by it.

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