Palestinians from Syria live difficult life in Greek refugee camps

Syrian refugees, arrive on the shores of Greek Islands in hopes to settle into Europe [File photo]

Syrian refugees, arrive on the shores of Greek Islands in hopes to settle into Europe [File photo]

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria are living difficult lives in Greek refugee camps, an organisation calling itself the Task Group for the Palestinians in Syria said on Friday.

In a report, the Task Group said that all the roads between Europe and Greece were closed and this stopped the movement of the Palestinian refugees from Syria, who have arrived in Greece, from moving out of the refugee camps.
The Task Group said that the temporary refugee camps lack the basic humanitarian needs required by the refugees.

One of the refugees, trapped in Greece, told the Task Group that in addition to the aforementioned issues, the refugees suffer from “heavy congestion inside the camps which host a number of refugees three times larger than its capacities.”
He also said that the camps lack basic hygiene arrangements, noting that the camps consist of tents, where insects and poisonous creatures such as snakes and scorpions also exist.

UN estimates said that 450,000 out of 550,000 Palestinian refugees are still in Syria and 95 per cent of them are in dire need for medical aid.

(Source / 04.03.2017)

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