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Since a fireplace ravaged the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos final September, the switch of refugees to the European continent has accelerated. However the 7,000 or so folks nonetheless on Lesbos are resigned to ready months for his or her asylum functions to be examined.
On the reception centre for migrants and refugees on Lesbos, the times are lengthy and painful.
“This portray tells the story of refugees like us. Of how we have been on the lookout for a greater future, and afraid of drowning, of how the NGOs have helped us. And we hope that someday we’ll be capable to fly from right here,” stated Shukran Shirzad, a painter from Afghanistan.
Six months in the past, he and his spouse, Lida, have been nonetheless dwelling on the Moria camp. Now they stay at a former Greek military coaching camp.
“It is not a lot better right here, there’s a lack of medical doctors. Those that are there solely give us paracetamol,” Shirzad stated.
Lida Shirzad added that she had had different expectations when coming to Europe. “I did not think about Europe like this. I assumed it was all about safety and schooling. I used to be a trainer in Kabul and I’m very unhappy to see youngsters right here taking part in with trash and doing nothing else.”
Greece has pledged to construct a brand new reception centre on the opposite aspect of the island, however within the face of protest from locals, the challenge is delayed. And well being measures put in place as a result of Covid-19 pandemic haven’t improved the scenario.
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