There has been so much sad headline news recently that the refugee crisis has been largely forgotten about by the media.
Greece is currently hosting well over 60,000 refugees, and it’s estimated half of this number are women and children, and there are an estimated 2000 unaccompanied minors. Many people on the mainland are in organised camps, squats and other accommodation, and the eastern Aegean islands still find their hotspot detention centres near or well over capacity.
The asylum process is painfully slow, and unable to move on many people remain trapped in limbo leading to a crisis of mental health issues.
The volunteer and solidarity movement continues to play a massive part in providing long term care in a huge variety of ways.
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