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Guys from Afghanistan are playing sangirag - traditional Hazaragi game - just outside of the Moria refugee camp.
As Sahil (16) said, they are all orphans whose parents died during the war usually. He personally lost his parents in a car accident when he was a kid.
Jan 21, 2019.
Lesvos, Greece, 2019 © Damian Lemański.
Lesvos, a Greek island at a distance of 8 km from Turkey.
It serves as a regular entry point for refugees crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Europe.
They cross the sea at night with a great risk of getting hypothermia (during winter) or death.
In 2016, some states in the European Union decided to close their internal borders to refugees, most of whom originated from war zones like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Now nearly 100,000 refugees lives are on hold, unable to do anything but wait.
In Lesvos is situated the biggest refugee camp in Europe, Moria, with about 5,000-6,000 inhabitants at the moment (Jan 2019). There is also Kara Tepe camp run by a municipality with about 1,000 inhabitants with better living conditions than in Moria. For weeks, months or even years refugee camps in Lesvos are homes for a few thousands refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and other third world countries.
For Europe this problem does not seem to exist anymore and officaly there are no more refugees coming to Lesvos. But for the people running away from their countries due to war or for other reasons serching for a better future for themselves and their children this is a problem.
Just in January 2019, according to Lighthouse Relief, 247 refugees came to the north shore of Lesvos.
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