15 Facts about EU Migration

Five months of fieldwork by a Euro-Med team in Greek camps and settlements documented the appalling living conditions of an estimated 47,000 asylum seekers and migrants who fled countries wracked by war, generalized violence and/or repressive governments. According to the report, refugees suffer from racism, violence and insecurity inside the camps, which are built on the ruins of factories and hangars and lack basic requirements such as electricity, heating, food and sanitation. Women and children suffer the most. For example, there is a lack of protection against physical and sexual violence, and pregnant women and infants typically do not receive necessary health care.