Over a thousand refugees a day are arriving on Greek islands daily from Turkey— with more than half coming to the island of Lesvos. The conditions on the island are deplorable as local authorities are struggling to cope with the influx of people.
Georgios Makkos, a Greek photographer based in London, is documenting the crisis for Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières/MSF), an international aid organization that responds to humanitarian crises like this one throughout the world. MSF will be providing medical consultations for the refugees, as well as cleaning services and help improving water and sanitation in the Kara Tepe and Moria camps— two facilities that were created to handle the influx of refugees.
Approximately 5,000 people, mainly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, have arrived in Lesvos in the last few days, alone. The existing reception facilities can only accommodate around 700 people each, and both suffers from overcrowding, poor hygiene conditions and a lack of food, leaving thousands to fend for themselves.
All photographs by Georgios Makkos for Médecins Sans Frontières/MSF (Doctors Without Borders)
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