Some of the updates/articles/backgrounders were written with the support of and in collaboration with News That Moves editors and other stringers in the Balkans.
Backgrounder: Eleonas Refugee Hosting Centre, Athens
Eleonas Refugee Hosting Centre in Athens was created at the end of July, when hundreds of refugees were sleeping in Pedion tou Areos, one of Athens’ largest parks. The Centre belongs to the municipality of Athens and several NGOs and volunteers operate in it.
Greece Ferry Strike Ends, Pressure Remains
Greece’s ferries will resume operations with the maritime workers’ strike confirmed to end on Friday, allowing thousands of people stranded on the islands to make the trip to Athens. However delays in travel along the Balkan route are still likely, due to the sheer numbers that need to move.