LESVOS One of the main greek islands that received the greatest influx of migrants and refugees from the coasts of Turkey. From July 2015 to January 2016 it is estimated that on the island’s shores arrived approximately 445,000 people from Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan. There were days when up to 3,000 people arrived on the island, in search for a safer country, with the hope of a better life.
Ιdomeni Ιs a small village in Greece, near the borders with the Republic of Macedonia. The village is located in the municipality of Paeonia, Kilkis regional unit of Central Macedonia. Since 2014, refugees from Syria, but also from Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries of the Middle East, began to flock to Idomeni in order to cross the Greek borders and enter the Republic of Macedonia. Both the latter and Serbia to the north are out of the Schengen Area, which is why the refugees prefer this
The island claims the third place as to the number of immigrants and refugees that received from the coasts of Turkey. It is estimated that the island was reached by about 100,000 people. The reception infrastructures were quite inadequate for such a large number of people. Only two camps were essentially serving their needs. One was in Souda (an area in the city of Chios) and the other one, known as "VIAL", was located outside the city. Most of the people transferred to this camp were in their