What distance separates the camps in Greece from the general population?
Ritsona is a former military air base, far away from the city of Athens, cut off from daily Greek life. Mobility is limited by costs, resources and a lack of transport. Alan, a young Kurd living in the camp, said ‘the doors are open, but it feels like a cage’.
Our partners at Lighthouse Relief have published a blog exploring the lengths residents of Ritsona Refugee Camp go to, to create a sense of normality. And the feelings of the camps closest neighbours, the town of Chalkida.
To read the blog, or to see the incredible work they do, visit Lighthouse Relief’s website at: http://www.