British Expat Surveys Poor Conditions at Lesbos Refugee Camp

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“We’re going backwards,” Eric Kempson, a British expat who lives on the Greek island of Lesbos, says in a video where he compared conditions at the Moria refugee camp in 2015 with those of November 2017.

The footage shows him walking past tents, while a camp resident describes the crowded conditions.

“The amount of money that is coming into this island, and people are still living like this,” Kempson says.

According to The Guardian, the camp, which was established as a temporary measure to house no more than 2,000, is now home to almost 6,000 refugees and migrants.

More than 13,000 refugees and migrants are living on five camps on Lesbos and other Greek islands close to Turkey, campaigners say,

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and several other NGOs have appealed to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to end what they call “indefinite confinement” in the camps. Credit: YouTube/Eric Kempson via Storyful