Half of some 200 refugees living in Athens park are children, says NGO


There are a total of 43 families living in tents in Pedion tou Areos park in central Athens, according to the Greek Refugee Forum.

The non-governmental organization said on Friday that a total of 202 refugees are living in the park. Of those, 103 are children.

Volunteer doctors and other representatives of NGOs have been providing assistance to the refugees, who are from Afghanistan, but Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis has criticized the government for failing to do more.