Cite as: Chalalet, S.A. and C. Jones, 2015, “The refugee crisis in Samos, Greece”. Critical and Radical Social Work 3(3): 445-453
"In recent weeks there have been increasing numbers of refugees – mainly from Syria but also from Afghanistan and Africa – coming to Samos in Greece. For the refugees already here and those who will be arriving over the coming months, the prospects look very bleak. At the time of writing – August 2015 – there are around 500 refugees in the detention centre, including over 20 young children. Last week, the number was over 700. This is in a centre that was built to accommodate 250 people. In August 2014, the number rose to as high as 1,000. We know that this year the numbers are likely to climb higher..."