February 07, 2018

Afghan migrants moved from tents to shipping container homes in Greece

By Zabihullah Moosakhail - Mon Aug 17 2015, 3:49 pm

Afghan refugeesHundreds of migrants, most of them from Afghanistan, who had arrived illegally in Greece and living in tents, have been resettled in shipping container homes by the country’s government.

Each shipping container home can house from six to eight people and equipped with air conditioning, running water and toilets.

Police in Athens District of Votanikos subdivisions say majority of the migrants were concerned that by the pretext of resettlement, the government is actually making it easy to send them back to their respective countries.

“I am afraid that they are going to send us back to Afghanistan. I’m scared of being sent to a fenced place where I won’t be able to go anywhere,” said Zahra Mohseni, an Afghan migrant.

Looking at this reason 30 migrants refused the relocation and some others were still living in other public spaces in Athens.

But the government said that the place is not a detention center and that every person is allowed to easily go and come.

Greece government says they have received more than 130,000 migrants so far this year which has badly affected the country’s economy.

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