Refugees

Thousands of refugees camped in the Greek island of Lesbos, in the Aegean Sea, to the wait of embarking in one of the ferris who moves them to the Athenian port of the Piraeus and to continue from there his trip up to the center and Europa’s north. EU ministers neared a compromise on plans to relocate 120,000 refugees at emergency talks despite deep divisions over how to handle Europe’s worst migration crisis since World War II.
Over the past year, the number of migrants and refugees who arrive in Greece from the Turkish coast has continuously increased. The situation has caused problems in several Greek islands, since they have no capacity to host the incoming migrants.

Thousands of refugees come from Syria, Afghanistan and Iran wait in Mytilene’s Port for the arrival of his ferry, Greece, on September, 2015. 


Refugees at the port of Mytilene on Greece’s Lesbos island

The Greek Government announces the important missing of measures to improve the management of the refugees massive arrival and to relax the weight for the population of the islands of the Aegean Sea, which, for his nearness whith the Turkish coast, use as door of entry to Europe. In the island already one finds the ship “Eleftheros Venizelos”, one of the managers of moving every day the come ones from the islands up to the Piraeus, the principal port of Greece.

Thousands of refugees in Mytilene Port hope for the ferry that it will take them towards Athens in Lesbos on September, 2015.

Refugees in the Greek island of lesbos. Thousands of refugees in Mytilene Port hope for the ferry that it will take them towards Athens in Lesbos on September, 2015.

Refugees in the Greek island of lesbos. Thousands of refugees in Mytilene Port hope for the ferry that it will take them towards Athens in Lesbos on September, 2015.

Mytilene Greek port of Lesbos.  Babies and young children sleep on the rocks of the Greek port of Lesbos on September 2015.


Several hundred migrants who were blocked by police in northwest Turkey from crossing a land border to Greece this week drew a few kilometres closer to their destination on September 18 after the authorities briefly opened the route. Mytilene Greek port of Lesbos. 

Thousands of refugees buy their tickets to Athens in the port of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos, on September, 2015. 

Refugees in the Greek island of lesbos. Thousands of refugees in Mytilene Port hope for the ferry that it will take them towards Athens in Lesbos on September, 2015.  


Moria Refuees Camp on Greece´s Lesbos Island

Improvised camp in Moria, where thousands of refugees from countries in war are arriving from the north of the island. Depending on the boats coming every day from Turkey, Kara Tepe camp houses an average of 1,000 to 2,000 mainly Syrian refugees. The stay in this transit camp is supposed to last until 2 or 3 days. Other people come from: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and some from Eritrea.

A migrant sleeping after arriving in Lesbos Island, Greece, on September 21, 2015.

Thousands of children come alone to Europe, victims of abuse and trafficking of minors. The Moria reception center is funded by the Greek government and the EU, but with 2,000 refugees still arriving on the island each day, local NGOs and charities are badly needed / Kara Tepe Camp, Moria. Migrants after arriving in Lesbos Island, Greece, on September, 2015.

An Afghan woman who flees of his country with his family / Kara Tepe Camp, Moria. Migrants after arriving in Lesbos Island, Greece, on September, 2015.


Moria refugees camp

The distribution of food remains totally inadequate. Some refugees have no access to subsistence and have to provide themselves with food . The poorest refugees or those who have lost their money during the journey rely entirely on the local help offered. The situation is getting worse. Lot of the refugees have no tents, some have no shoes/clothes. There is not enough food and no soap. People have to stay here longer as there are no seats free on the ferry and some have waited for 7 days for papers.

Kara Tepe Camp, Moria. Migrants after arriving in Lesbos Island, Greece, on September, 2015.

An Iranian girl / Kara Tepe Camp, Moria. Migrants after arriving in Lesbos Island, Greece, on September 21, 2015.

Kara Tepe Camp, Moria. Hundreds of refugees families wait for a ticket of food. Greece, on September 21, 2015.

An Iranian’s family under a few canvases. Refugees, most from Afghanistan, arrive exhausated at the Moria Camp in Lesbos, Greece, where they wait registration in order to transit through to Athens / Kara Tepe Camp, Moria. Migrants after arriving in Lesbos Island, Greece, on September, 2015.


Ferry to Athens

In the island already one finds the ship “Eleftheros Venizelos”, one of the managers of moving every day the come ones from the islands up to the Piraeus, the principal port of Greece Refugees in the Greek island of lesbos. Refugees in the Greek island of lesbos. 

Thousands of refugees in Mytilene Port hope for the ferry that it will take them towards Athens in Lesbos on September, 2015.

Refugees in the Greek island of lesbos. Thousands of refugees in Mytilene Port hope for the ferry that it will take them towards Athens in Lesbos on September, 2015.

Mytilene Greek port of Lesbos. Refugees wait in harsh conditions in Mytilene Port , Greece, on September, 2015.

Refugees in the Greek island of lesbos. Thousands of refugees in Mytilene Port hope for the ferry that it will take them towards Athens in Lesbos on September, 2015.

Mytilene Greek port of Lesbos. Refugees wait in harsh conditions in Mytilene Port , Greece, on September, 2015.

Refugees in the Greek island of lesbos. Thousands of refugees in Mytilene Port hope for the ferry that it will take them towards Athens in Lesbos on September, 2015.

Mytilene Greek port of Lesbos. About 2,000 migrants and refugees direct for themselves the port of Piraeus ferry boats of Mytilene Greek island. Greece, on September, 2015.

Thousands of refugees in Mytilene Port hope for the ferry that it will take them towards Athens in Lesbos on September, 2015.


Arrival of refugees at Molyvos on Greece’s Lesbos island

Over half a million migrants have crossed the European Union's border so far this year, up from 280,000 in 2014, the bloc's Frontex border agency said on September 15, 2015 -- but warned some people may have been counted twice.

Molyvos Port. Here in Molyvos, many migrants take their first steps into European soil / Greece, on September 20, 2015.

Eftalou. Refugees come from Syria across Turkey come to the Greek island of Lesbos, on September 20, 2015. 

Eftalou. Refugees arrival from Turkey to Lesbos’s Greek island / A refugee arrive to Eftalou beach, Greece, on September , 2015.

Eftalou. Refugees arrival from Turkey to Lesbos Greek island. Families of refugees newcomers to the Greek island of Lesbos from Turkey crowd opposite to the bus that will take Molyvos to them / Greece, on September 20, 2015.

Eftalou. Refugees arrival from Turkey to Molyvos’s Greek island. Families of refugees newcomers to the Greek island of Lesbos from Turkey crowd opposite to the bus that will take Molyvos to them / Greece, on September 20, 2015.


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