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Refugeee Crisis Unstainable–Greece Close To Complete Collapse, Emergency Shelters Opened [Picture, Video]

Monday, August 31, 2015 10:06
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With record numbers of refugees reaching Greek shores, the country starts opening temporary shelters.

The Huffington Post
By Danae Leivada
Posted: 08/26/2015 01:28 PM EDT | Edited: 08/28/2015 10:45 AM EDT

Three days after its opening on Aug. 16, the makeshift camp for migrants in the Eleonas district of Athens looked like the landscape of a sci-fi movie. Located just below busy Iera Odos Avenue, the 10-acre emergency site is surrounded by big warehouses and junkyards. Ninety newly built containers are neatly lined up in the vast open space. 

The summer of 2015 in Greece will go down in memory as the “summer of the dispossessed.” Thousands of people fleeing war and persecution in their home countries have arrived on Greece’s shores, hoping to eventually make their way to the richer countries of northern Europe.

This month, the Greek government opened its first “hospitality center” to accommodate some of the refugees in the capital. The camp has gradually filled in the past week and currently hosts about 500 people, according to Greek newspaper Kathimerini. 

<img alt=”A child walks next to a temporary housing unit in the Eleonas camp in Athens, Greece. ” class=”image-component__main-image” src=””> Credit: Danae Leivada/HuffPost A child walks next to a temporary housing unit in the Eleonas camp in Athens, Greece.  source  

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