Adapting to address changing refugee needs in Athens
Author: Fabiola Villamor
But on occasions, the square, unfortunately, becomes a place where refugees spend the night when they do not have any other place to go when the asylum system cannot handle the number of people who lack a place to sleep or it simply fails to connect the free spots with the people in need.
It was in Victoria square where Amin found out about the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)*. Amin, an Afghan refugee (26), had just arrived in Athens from Moria, the refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos, and he did not know much about the city.