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Fort Europe Part III - Greece
Greece is the main entry point for about 90 percent of all illegal immigrants of all nationalities arriving in the European Union, according to Warsaw-based Frontex, the European Union border agency.
A road in Nea Vyssa i Greece cuts through the landscape. The majority of migrants try to enter Greece by crossing the border to the North-Eastern Evros region. The river ...
Immigrants are released from the Fylakio Detention Center in the Evros region of Greece. Human Rights Watch said in a report in Dec. 2010 that detention centers in northe...
A migrant has found a spot in a park in Athens to sleep, piling up blankets and mattresses in an effort to keep warm. Temperatures at night can reach below freezing. Acco...
Two Afghan families have found a place to camp out in the streets of Athens, while they wait for an opportunity to travel onwards into the European Union. Greece has the ...
Some illegal immigrants have found shelter at a construction site in Athens. Clothes are laid out to dry in the sun on the concrete structures. The Greek Prime Minister h...
Illegal immigrants are gathered in front of Caritas Refugee Programme in Athens. Caritas distributes warm food every day free of charge to the immigrants. Families get fi...
Ismaiel Rahimir from Afghanistan has sown his lips together during a hungerstrike to protest the long wait times for processing applications for refugee or humanitarian s...
Anonymous graves mark a hill in Greece, where illegal immigrants, who did not survive the journey to a better life in the European Union lay buried.
Zahra, age 13 and her father Aboz from Afghanistan, trying to keep warm in an abandoned house where they sleep.
Somalia female migrant.
Ismaiel Rahimir from Afghanistan has sown his lips together during a hungerstrike to protest the long wait times for processing applications for refugee or humanitarian s...
Somali kids in the apartment they share with other families.
The river Evros runs between Greece and Turkey, and constitutes the border stretching 200 kilometers (124 miles) between the two countries. Migrants try to cross the rive...
Food distribution.
Ali Akbar, age 4, playing in the park where the family stay all day.
Mazume, Kubri(age 11), Ali Akbar (on the back age 4), and Belghis age 8, is stripping the cable casing. They seld the copper, 3 euro per kilo.
The majority of migrants try to enter Greece by crossing the border to the North-Eastern Evros region.
Zahra, age 13 and Muhadeze, age 7 playing in the park.
Two afghan families is heading for an abandoned house where they sleep. Late every night they have to sneak in the house, so the neighbours do not see them and contact th...
Migrant sleeping in park.
A group of Greeks demonstrate against the increasing number of immigrants. Simultaneously, the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou participates in a service and a conc...
Migrants in an abandoned house.
According to Caritas Athens, the Socialist government, elected in October 2009, has promised to revise the existing migration laws in Greece. The Ministry for the Protect...
A group of Greeks demonstrate against the increasing number of immigrants. Simultaneously, the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou participates in a service and a conc...