2018 review: struggles continue for migrants and locals in Lesbos

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
2018 review: struggles continue for migrants and locals in Lesbos

Author: euronews.com | 27 December 2018

Moria, Lesbos. For yet another year, for yet another winter, thousands of refugees face desperately poor living conditions.

Some, the lucky ones, have found a place in the refugee camp that can accommodate up to 3,500 migrants. But those living in the fields, outside the centre's fence, remain exposed to intense cold and rain. That is why they are struggling to protect their families.

"Do you see what we are trying to do?" asks Muhammad Jaffary, a 26-year-old Afghan. "We are trying to build a small wooden house. They have given us a small tent, but we do not all fit inside. We are a seven-member family. Tell me, please, who can live in a field full of puddles and rocks? It’s winter and I do not have proper clothes. I only have this shirt."

Last September, the number of refugees reached 9,000. The situation was unbearable. People had to wait in line for food, for three hours, for every meal. Read more>>>