Since the borders and the Idomeni camp are closed, around 50.000 refugees are stuck in Greece. They are living in government camps, in squatted buildings, parks, next to train stations or out on the street, under challenging conditions. In the official camps, often old factories in desolated areas, people are provided with the basic needs to survive : tents, medical care and simple meals. There is, however, still a lack of proper food (vegetables, proteins) hygiene facilities, information and legal advice.
NGO’s and grass root organisations try to fill in the gaps by handing out healthy and nutritious food, clothes and hygience packages, as well as giving them information and showing the way to health care. Not in the least, they provide moral support, hug and smile, play with the children and even educate them in the several makeshift schools that have been set up.