Malakasa Camp

  • 8 October 2018

    Malakasa

    Refugees protest if front of Migration Policy Ministry in Athens demanding urban accommodation and stress that death of Syrian refugee in the camp after a fight, show the inhuman conditions and that their lives may be at risk.

    Source: @Refugees_Grefsyn.grmedium.com

  • 4 October 2018

    Malakasa

    Refugees stage a sit-in in front of the Parliament in Athens, asking to be transferred to another camp.

    Source: protothema.gr

  • 29 September 2018

    Malakasa

    A 31 year-old man from Syria killed and 7 others injured during clashes between Afghan and Syrian refugees at the camp.
    Sources: greece.greekreporter.comwww.kathimerini.gr

  • 27 August 2018

    Malakasa

    Refugees stage sit-in near highway and voice concerns about about flooding in the camp because of intense bad weather.

    Source: naftemporiki.grrizospastis.gr

  • June 2016

    Malakasa

    Refugees protest against the behavior of the camp manager and denouncing the bad living conditions inside the camp.

    Source: xinhuanet.com

PROTECTION SEEKERS ON SITE
Capacity: 1.218 (14. 09.2018)
Residents: 1.276 (UNHCR 14/9/2018)
Main nationalities: 50% Afghanistan, 26% Syrian Arab Republic, 17% Iraq , 6% Islamic Republic of Iran ,1 others.  (UNHCR 14/9/2018

SHELTER
Prefabricated Housing Units (containers): 895 persons in 199 containers
Tents: 255 persons in 54 tents
Rub-halls: 120 persons in 2 rub-halls 
Buildings: 51 persons                                            (UNHCR 14/9/2018)


The temporary accommodation site was constructed in a former military camp and is next to and army camp. Only a fence separates often traumatized refugees from soldiers. Malakasa first opened in March 2016. It’s initial official capacity was for 1,000 people but got gradually reduced. While Malakassa had been converted from a tent camp into a prefab camp, in May 2018 tents (and rub-halls) were once more set up to host island transfers. In the tents, residents are exposed to the weather conditions and have no electricity Refugees report insufficient toilets and showers particularly for the new arrivals. . The living conditions in tents and rub halls deprive refugees from their privacy and and put at particular risk those the vulnerable by affecting their health.