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Greece 2016: Refugees —more than just Syrians

Morgan State University Global Reporting Project Team members Synclaire Cruel and Arius Bevins, accompanied by Department Chair Jackie Jones, visit a refugee camp in Piraeus, Greece. Jones reports,

non-Syrian refugees, whom we met at Victoria Square in Athens, contend that while the focus is on Syrians who have been trapped inside Greece, unable to leave because the border with Macedonia has been closed, non-Syrians are stuck as well.

This subway station is the last stop for many refugees staying in encampments at the Port of Piraeus. Some refugee activists take the train into town to help lead protests over the impact that camp conditions and border closures are having on refugees. They return to the port in the evenings by train.

At the port, the refugees sleep in small tents. Medical attention from Red Cross volunteers is available as well as portable toilets.

While some go into downtown Athens to connect with other refugees, some just mill around the camp or sit and gaze across the harbor at the beautiful landscape of Athens.

—Jackie Jones

Project Details

Client : Jackie Jones
Date : 03/10/2016
Skills : Photos

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