The Camps - Greece 2016

I recently went back in Greece to document the refugee crisis and visited many refugee camps across the country. At that time, May to June 2016, most of the camps were improvised and managed by NGOs, volunteers and refugees. Gradually, these camps have been emptied and people relocated in official camps managed by the Greek army. Conditions were very different between each camp, from terrible to rather good.

This photo essay gives a brief overview of 13 different camps as I have witnessed them. Full list at the end.

  1. Piraeus, port of Athens. May 20th 2016.  - Now dismantled -
  2. Ritsona, South of Greece, May 21st 2016
  3. Oinofita, South of Greece, May 22nd 2016
  4. Hara Hotel, Polykastro area, Northern Greece, May 24th 2016  - Now dismantled -
  5. Cherso, Polykastro area, Northern Greece, May 25th 2016 (no access)
  6. Eko Petrol Station, Polykastro area, Northern Greece, May 25th 2016  - Now dismantled -
  7. Idomeni, empty, Polykastro area, Northern Greece, May 26th 2016  - Now dismantled -
  8. Nea Kavala, Polykastro area, Northern Greece, May 27th 2016 (no access)
  9. BP Petrol Station,  Polykastro area, Northern Greece, May 27th 2016  - Now dismantled -
  10. Diavata, Thessaloniki area, Northern Greece, May 28th 2016
  11. Oreokastro, Thessaloniki area, Northern Greece, May 28th 2016
  12. Kara Tepe, Lesvos Island, June 1st 2016
  13. Moria, Lesvos Island, June 5th 2016  - Now a detention camp -