Skaramangas, the largest refugee camp in mainland Greece, sits in an old port 11 km outside the city center of Athens. Syrians, Kurds, Iraqis and Afghans make up the majority of the camp population, and it is estimated that about half are under the age of 18.
Elefsina, located in an industrial complex 30 km west of Athens, houses roughly 200 refugees. Most of the residents have fled Syria or Iraq and approximately 30% of the population are children.
On the island of Lesvos we work in Mytilini and Moria Village, near the Moria refugee camp. Greece's largest camp now houses over 7,500 residents in a space meant to accommodate less than half that amount.
Nea Kavala, located an hour north of Thessaloniki, has approximately 750 residents living inside the camp and another 170 living outside the camp. Recently its population has nearly doubly in size as families are relocated to the mainland from the overcrowded islands.