The refugee center housed in the old “Anagnostopoulou” military camp in Diavata, near Thessaloniki, opened with many reactions but turned into an exemplary camp, Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas said on Thursday, during a visit at the center.
“It was met with fear and reactions at first, but eventually the camp became an example of how to manage the refugee crisis,” the minister said.
The camp houses 370 people, the majority of which are Syrians (73 pct), followed by Afghans, Iraqis, Iranians and Pakistanis. More than half of the people are underage and the average age is 20.
Mouzalas also visited centers in Kavalari and Volvi and on Friday he’s expected to visit refugee centers in Serres and Drama.