New York Times: A Greek Refugee Camp’s Epidemic of Misery

3 October 2018
723 Views

An article in the New York Times presents the miserable conditions refugees are living under at the Moria hotspot on the Greek island of Lesvos.

From the New York Times online:

He survived torture in Congo, and a perilous boat journey from Turkey. But Michael Tamba, a former Congolese political prisoner, came closest to death only after he had supposedly found sanctuary at Europe’s biggest refugee camp.

Stuck for months at the camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Mr. Tamba, 31, tried to end his life by drinking a bottle of bleach. The trigger: Camp Moria itself.

“Eleven months in Moria, Moria, Moria,” said Mr. Tamba, who survived after being rushed to hospital. “It’s very traumatic.”

Mr. Tamba’s experience has become a common one at Moria, a camp of around 9,000 people living in a space designed for just 3,100, where squalid conditions and an inscrutable asylum process have led to what aid groups describe as a mental health crisis.

You may be interested

Accidental experiment solves Century-old Chemistry problem
WORLD
shares28 views
WORLD
shares28 views

Accidental experiment solves Century-old Chemistry problem

Panos - Feb 24, 2021

Researchers in Uppsala, Sweden accidentally left a chemistry experiment running over a long weekend. When they returned to the lab,…

ABTA: Greece among the five most popular destinations for 2021
GREECE
shares31 views
GREECE
shares31 views

ABTA: Greece among the five most popular destinations for 2021

Panos - Feb 24, 2021

Greece is among the top 5 most popular destinations for holidaymakers, according to booking trends by Travel Association ABTA. Travel Association…

Dreamy sunset in Mykonos Island in Greece (video)
GREECE
shares31 views
GREECE
shares31 views

Dreamy sunset in Mykonos Island in Greece (video)

Panos - Feb 24, 2021

Magic hour during sunset and dusk at Little Venice in Mykonos island, one of the most romantic places in the Mediterranean and…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.