Artists join forces with UNICEF to raise awareness about refugee children in Greece
In late July, along with artist Achilleas Souras, I worked with UNICEF and local partner Elix to paint a mural with over 180 children at the Skaramagkas Open Accommodation Site in Athens, Greece.
There are 23,500 refugee and migrant children currently in Greece, 29 percent of them live in open accommodation sites around the country. Skaramagkas, a refugee camp located next to a shipyard in the broader area of Piraeus Port, is home to over 2,500refugees and migrants, more than half of them are children. Most of these children and their families have been living in containers inside the camp for more than a year, increasing their exposure to a range of protection risks and depriving them from the opportunity to integrate into Greek society.
Read more about our work on UNICEF’s site and watch the above video to see how the children enjoyed themselves and what we hoped to accomplish.