Chios - Vial refugee camp | August 2021

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Chios island covering the arrival of Amal - a giant puppet of a 9 y.o Syrian girl crossing through Turkey and Greece with central Europe to be the final destination.

While on the island I had the chance to photograph the island’s refugee camp, Vial.
Not as crowded as it used to be but what got my attention is that a lot of people recognized as refugees where still living inside that camp. Even though they are now eligible to travel inland, the lack of money - since there is no more economical assistance provided by the state and finding job is almost impossible - force’s them to stay there stranded.

*A few days after my visit, the huts depicted here - which happened to be part of a makeshift camp within the official one - was destroyed by the state.

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