Moria, Europe's most infamous refugee camp, is just a few miles away from Skala Sikamineas. Built on a hill among olive groves, it's surrounded by large cemented walls with barbed wire on top. Most of those who land in Lesbos eventually end up here, one of five reception and identification centers in the Aegean Sea.
These so-called hotspots were created as part of the EU's strategy in April 2015 to better coordinate EU agencies and national authorities in their management of the refugee crisis. However, following the EU-Turkey deal and the subsequent geographical restrictions for refugees that arrive through the Aegean Sea, the hotspots have been unable to cope with the number of people. Moria has a capacity of 3,000, yet there are currently more than 9,600 people in the camp, who are struggling to cope with often inhumane conditions.