Greece: Migrants protest at refugee camp as police prevent NGO from providing food

The migrants, most of them Syrian, repeatedly blocked a road outside the camp in the town of Oreokastro, a suburb of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city.

By: AP | Thessaloniki | Updated: June 26, 2016 8:23 am
greece refugees, EU refugee crisis, syria refugees, syrian refugees, refugee camps, migrant crisis, migrant crisis EU, brexit, world news A child stands behind a fence during a protest against the living conditions at the Oreokastro camp, near the northern town of Thessaloniki, Greece, on Saturday, June 25, 2016. More than 50,000 migrants remain stranded in Greece following European border closures and an agreement reached in March between the European Union and Turkey to deport newly arrived migrants traveling across the Aegean Sea. (Source: AP)

Migrants at a refugee camp in northern Greece staged a successful protest against police restricting access to a non-governmental organisation that provided the camp with food they prefer to the bland official offerings.

The migrants, most of them Syrian, repeatedly blocked a road outside the camp on June 25 in the town of Oreokastro, a suburb of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city, in the afternoon and evening, shouting “We want Salam!” a reference to the head of the NGO providing the food. They finally retreated when police promised that the NGO would be granted access to the camp.

Salam Aldeen, a Danish citizen of Iraqi descent, is a co-founder of the NGO Team Humanity, which has been providing food to the more than 1,400 refugees in the camp.

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