A Comparison of Mediterranean Refugee Camps: The Situation of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Greece and Italy
The article examines the situation of asylum seekers and refugees in Italy and Greece with a particular focus on conditions in refugee camps. Whereas Italy can provide relatively acceptable living conditions in camps but fails to address the issue of homeless migrants in provisional camps, the situation in Greece is devastating. The Mediterranean countries are incapable of improving living conditions for migrants, and reasons for fleeing remain high. This paper compares the situation in both countries, and the findings emphasize the structural differences between Greece and Italy in terms of economy, location, policy imp-lications, and the origin of asylum seekers and refugees.