Sunday, July 19, 2015

Greece: Refugees in center of Athens left without any shelter

Refugees in Athens, including young children and babies, are left without any shelter. Many of them sleep in the streets and squares of the Greek capital, while some have raised tents but without any access to basic personal hygiene conditions.
 Refugee families, mainly from Syria and Afghanistan, stay in a makeshift camp in a public park of Athens. Authorities threat with eviction. Forced to become refugees fleeing war and poverty, to be treated as criminals.
 Athens, Greece, 19 July 2015.

Syrian refugees, mainly women and young people, have spent the night sleeping outside at the Omonia square in the center of the Greek capital. Some of them have raised tents. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions as toilet.  A giant poster on a building with a blue and white Greek Flag reads: "Welcome to Greece"
Syrian refugees, mainly women and young people, have spent the night sleeping outside at the Omonia square in the center of the Greek capital. Some of them have raised tents. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions as toilet.  A giant poster on a building with a blue and white Greek Flag reads: "Welcome to Greece"
Syrian refugees, mainly women and young people, have spent the night sleeping outside at the Omonia square in the center of the Greek capital. Some of them have raised tents. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions as toilet.  A giant poster on a building with a blue and white Greek Flag reads: "Welcome to Greece"
Syrian refugees, mainly women and young people, have spent the night sleeping outside at the Omonia square in the center of the Greek capital. Some of them have raised tents. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions as toilet.  A giant poster on a building with a blue and white Greek Flag reads: "Welcome to Greece"
Syrian refugees, mainly women and young people, have spent the night sleeping outside at the Omonia square in the center of the Greek capital. Some of them have raised tents. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions as toilet.  A giant poster on a building with a blue and white Greek Flag reads: "Welcome to Greece"
Syrian refugees, mainly women and young people, have spent the night sleeping outside at the Omonia square in the center of the Greek capital. Some of them have raised tents. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions as toilet.  A giant poster on a building with a blue and white Greek Flag reads: "Welcome to Greece"
Syrian refugees, mainly women and young people, have spent the night sleeping outside at the Omonia square in the center of the Greek capital. Some of them have raised tents. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions as toilet.
Refugees from Afghanistan have raised tents and sleep in Victoria Square of central Athens. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions as toilet, or bathroom.
Refugees from Afghanistan have raised tents and sleep in Victoria Square of central Athens. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions as toilet, or bathroom.
Refugees from Afghanistan have raised tents and sleep in Victoria Square of central Athens. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions as toilet, or bathroom.
Refugees from Afghanistan have raised tents and sleep in Victoria Square of central Athens. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions as toilet, or bathroom.
Refugees from Afghanistan, including young children and babies, have spent the night in Victoria Square of central Athens. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions as toilet, or bathroom.
Refugees from Afghanistan, including young children and babies, have spent the night in Victoria Square of central Athens. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions as toilet, or bathroom.
Refugees from Afghanistan, including young children, have raised tents and live in Pedion Areos Park of central Athens, as they have been left without any shelter. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions such as toilet, or bathroom.
Refugees from Afghanistan, including young children, have raised tents and live in Pedion Areos Park of central Athens, as they have been left without any shelter. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions such as toilet, or bathroom.
Refugees from Afghanistan, including young children, have raised tents and live in Pedion Areos Park of central Athens, as they have been left without any shelter. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions such as toilet, or bathroom.
Refugees including young children, have raised tents and live in Pedion Areos Park of central Athens, as they have been left without any shelter. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions such as toilet, or bathroom.
Refugees including young children, have raised tents and live in Pedion Areos Park of central Athens, as they have been left without any shelter. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions such as toilet, or bathroom.
Refugees including young children, have raised tents and live in Pedion Areos Park of central Athens, as they have been left without any shelter. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions such as toilet, or bathroom.
Two refugee children get water from the public tap that they use to drink water and get washed in Pedion Areos Park of central Athens, where they have raised tents and live in the open city area, as they have been left without any shelter.
Refugee children get water from the public tap that they use to drink water and get washed in Pedion Areos Park of central Athens, where they have raised tents and live in the open city area, as they have been left without any shelter.
Refugees including young children, have raised tents and live in Pedion Areos Park of central Athens, as they have been left without any shelter. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions such as toilet, or bathroom.
Two refugee women seen standing under a statue of a Greek heroine. Refugees including young children, have raised tents and live in Pedion Areos Park of central Athens, as they have been left without any shelter
Refugees from Afghanistan, including young children, have raised tents and live in Pedion Areos Park of central Athens, as they have been left without any shelter. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions such as toilet, or bathroom.
An elderly refugee woman is seen in a tent in Pedion Areos Park of central Athens, where refugees have raised tents and live in the open city area, as they have been left without any shelter.
Refugees including young children, have raised tents and live in Pedion Areos Park of central Athens, as they have been left without any shelter. There is no access to basic personal hygiene conditions such as toilet, or bathroom.
EDIT - addition:
 Athens, Greece, 26 August 2015:
A Syrian refugee breastfeeding her baby at the Omonia square in the center of  Athens. They have to sleep out without shelter./// According to figures released by the UN Refugee Agency, a total of 816,752 refugees  arrived by sea in Greece this year (2015). 26 August 2015.
Syrian refugee with her three children while breastfeeding her baby at the Omonia square in the center of  Athens. They have to sleep out without shelter.  26 August 2015.
A Syrian refugee sitting on the pavement  is breastfeeding her baby while waiting  at the Piraeus metro Station . The refugee ship arrived again in Piraeus port today in the afternoon, carrying just over 2,500 Syrians from the Greek islands, as a wave of migrants fleeing conflict and poverty continues unabated. 25 August 2015.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Greek Crisis: Pensioners queue outside banks for ration payout

 Athens, Greece 2 July 2015.
Anxious crowds of elderly Greeks on July 2, queuing up outside Banks open specifically for pensioners who don’t have bank cards, allowing them some access to their money.
Pension withdrawals are limited to €120  per person.
The Greek government closed the country’s banks and imposed capital controls on withdrawals until July 6, the day after Greeks are due to vote in the referendum on whether to reject or to accept the bailout terms.
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Για δεύτερη ημέρα στήνονται σήμερα οι συνταξιούχοι έξω από τις τράπεζες, σε απόγνωση: Ωρες αναμονής στην ουρά προκειμένου να πάρουν τα 120 ευρώ από τη σύνταξή τους.
 Σύμφωνα με ανακοίνωση του υπουργείου Οικονομικών, οι συνταξιούχοι θα μπορούν να πάρουν μόνο 120 ευρώ μετρητά κατά τη διάρκεια της εβδομάδας.


Elderly Greeks stand in line outside an Athens bank to claim their pensions.
Elderly Greeks stand in line outside an Athens bank to claim their pensions.
Elderly Greeks stand in line outside an Athens bank to claim their pensions.
Elderly Greeks stand in line outside an Athens bank.
Elderly Greeks stand in line outside an Athens bank.
An elderly man walks past a line of pensioners queueing up outside a ban in Athens in order to claim their pensions.
Elderly Greeks stand in line outside an Athens bank.
Elderly Greeks stand in line outside an Athens bank.
Elderly Greeks stand in line outside an Athens bank.
The manager of a National Bank of Greece branch in Athens delivers priority numbers to pensioners waiting to withdraw cash from their accounts.
The manager of a National Bank of Greece branch in Athens delivers priority numbers to pensioners waiting to withdraw cash from their accounts.
Pensioners try to get a number to enter a bank in Athens.
Elderly Greeks stand in line outside an Athens bank to claim their pensions.
Elderly Greeks stand in line outside an Athens bank to claim their pensions.
Elderly Greeks stand in line outside an Athens bank.

Pensioners in Patras Greece queue at dawn to withdraw part of their pension (1 July 2015).