On the eve of parliamentary elections on May 6, the Greek government has stepped up the words and xenophobic acts in an attempt to divert the discussion of economic realities.
After the series of raids in central Athens that happens since March 28, the first of the new camps for foreigners was opened on April 29, with the arrival of a first group of 56 foreigners, followed by a second of 164 people. This camp is intended to accommodate a thousand people, and it is the first in a series of thirty whose construction is planned mainly in former military bases.
The pretext given by the government to justify this large scale confinement is to protect the Greek population from disease risk spread by foreigners. These camps are designed primarily for the sick, illicit drug users, people living in unsanitary conditions. So these are the poorest and most vunérables exiles who will be locked away.
The inhuman and degrading conditions that prevail in Greek detention centers were reported well before the crisis, including by the European Commission, yet little stingy on human rights, and rights of migrants in particular.
A part of the greek population is sinking in dark misery, and Medecins du Monde describes the increase in cases of malnutrition, nourishing people at soup kitchens or making the bins. The Greek health system is decaying due to budget cuts.
What will be the living conditions of these camps where will firstly be locked the sick and most vulnerable people?
What is happening again in Europe, before our eyes?