Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thessaloniki refugee reception centre faces closure

The centre, the only one in a city of 1.3 million people has been threatened with closure for nearly two months. It's only through the help of individuals and anti-racist organisations that the place is still functioning.

I was invited by the residents to take pictures showing the conditions in which they live. Often whole familes are crammed into just one room with little space for children to play. The adults struggle to survive, unable to work officially without the permits and permission that the state is loathed to grant to all save a handful of the refugees who enter the country every year.

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