Leros île refuge
Shirin, Levent, Jamila, Wafa, Aya, Rania (L-R) refugees from Aleppo and Al Hasakah outside their hut in the First Reception Centre (Hot-Spot) of Leros, Greece.
The Hot Spot in Lepida opened on the 26th of February 2016 in the grounds of the former Lepida psychiatric hospital. At the beginning it served as a registration camp for refugees and migrants who were travelling to Europe through Greece but since the closure of the borders in March 2016 it serves as a permanent camp. People are allowed to go out, they have three meals a day, the prefabricated huts have a bathroom and are air-conditioned and compering to other refugee camps in Greece the conditions are bearable.