The camp near the small village Katsikas exists for 4-5 months now and currently about 800 people are living there. The camp is organized by soldiers(?) in training, therefore they aren´t allowed to wear weapons (yet). Besides military and police there are NGOs like MSF, Medicins du Monde and Lighthouse. Food is provided by military once a day, the mainpart of infrastructure is arranged by volunteers. We talked to volunteers and refugees on site.
A family with many children told us about their desire to go to Germany or maybe Spain. A lot of their relatives already live in Germany. They repeatedly pointed out the very bad circumstances in Greece. There were snakes, they said, and showed us their swollen insect stings.
The camp is situated next to a highway, on a gravel field betweet two mountain chains without any protection against sun or wind. In blazing heat with more than 30 degrees there is hardly anybody outside the tends. The military only provides the most necessary things for the people that live inside these tends. Any infrastructure that´s available was established by the people themselves in cooperation with the volunteers. Even the volunteer´s food the people favor over the uneatlable food the military provides.