Greece: Patra Palace by Alfredo D'Amato

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A refugee shantytown next to citizens' housing in the port of Patras. Patras is home to about 3,000 illegal immigrants. Most of them are Afghans, although there are also some Iranians and Uzbeks. They stop in Patras to try and find passage to various European destinations by hiding in ships, containers and trucks parked in the port. If they are lucky they will make it to their destination. However some of them have been living in the camp for the last 6 months and a few have been there for years. Many of them live in shacks made from cartons, plastic and wood they found on the beach. To shelter from the cold they also squat in abandoned buildings, living without water and electricity. The living conditions are inhumane and unhygienic.