Elaionos camp a tem­po­rary home for flee­ing fam­i­lies

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A refugee is seen walk­ing with a child at the tem­po­rary re­cep­tion cen­ter set up by Greek author­i­ties in Elaionas, near cen­tral Athens, to move dozens of fam­i­lies from Afghanistan and Syria that had been camp­ing at Pe­dion to Areos park. More than 200 peo­ple were moved in the past few days to the camp, which is de­signed to tem­po­rar­ily house up to 600 refugees when they first ar­rive in Greece and ap­ply for asy­lum or make plans to move to other Euro­pean Union coun­tries. The pre­fab­ri­cated homes at Elaionas were in­stalled with air-con­di­tion­ing units af­ter a lo­cal firm do­nated the equip­ment.

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