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Stuck in Limbo – The Camp

Samos, Greece

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The camp, as the detention center is called here in Samos, was built with funds from the EU in 2007 for 250 people. Now there are about 800 refugees. Men, women and a lot of children. All huts are overcrowded. The sloping ground is packed with small tents. Up to 6 people are sharing one of these. There is no free space left.

A man told me, that one night, when he tried to find some sleep, holding his baby in his arms, the baby rolled down the hill.

The camp is a closed structure, a prison. No one is allowed officially to take a walk outside. Everywhere around is barbed wire. The food is often not enough for all. And there is just basic medical care. Nothing to play for children, nothing to do for adults. No one knows, what will happen next and if or when they will be allowed to continue there journey. All stuck in limbo.

This is not intended to be a friendly place here: a refuge, a haven, a place to rest and recover.
This is intended to make the people aware that they are not welcome in Europe.