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Shut off from the Balkan route, asylum seekers flood into Athens Empty Shut off from the Balkan route, asylum seekers flood into Athens

on Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:41 pm
Athens has become the new center of Europe's migration crisisafter receiving more than 2,300 asylum seekers in the space of two days. They had been evicted from the Macedonian borderon Wednesday. The mass relocation, coupled with a daily flow of new arrivals from the Greek islands, has left humanitarian aid workers scrambling for space and supplies to house an unprecedented influx of people to the capital.

Moroccan asylum-seekers peer under the gates at Eleonas Refugee Camp, which was at maximum capacity on Friday afternoon, after receiving new arrivals from the Greek border (Photo: DW/Diego Cupolo)After getting evicted from the Greek border, thousands of refugees and migrants were relocated to former Olympic stadiums-turned-shelters in the capital. As Diego Cupolo found out, they have no idea what to expect next.

According to Katerina Mamoli, the Athens regional coordinator for Greece's Ministry of Immigration, the city's three refugee camps were at full capacity on Friday afternoon, hosting a combined total of approximately 3,000 people...........
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