Malakasa Camp

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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

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.

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