Disastrous Conditions in Greek Refugee Camp

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has urged Greece to move asylum seekers from the refugee camp of Lesbos. It appears that the conditions in the camp are terrible. With a capacity of 2,000 people, it currently has up to 8,000 refugees. The camp is reaching a « boiling point », there is violence, there are sexual assaults and kids suffer from respiratory diseases. Living conditions are so bad that NGOs refuse to enter the camp. Two people were reportedly stabbed in the lunch queue recently. Most families are from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. 

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