Why is it no difficult to grasp that for many refugees in Greece integration is terribly hard a task?
If you forget the issue of the language barrier because of the Greek writing, but look solely at what people around the world need to keep a simple life on track, we usually agree that (according to the pyramid of Maslow – 1943) everyone must first acquire the following:
– a safe environment
– a minimum basic income
– the possibility of education
– social setting of like-minded people
– medical basic care
and above all…psychological rest & stability
Okay, and if all of this is not successful, or if it is always only partly planned over a period of years…then you can expect that integration will not work out. And that refugees want to continue to flee to countries such as the Netherlands, Sweden, UK or Germany.
We give you a picture of locations (Malakasa Camp & an empty university building without basic facilities) where refugees gradually crumble, where they have to sleep on the cold ground or in a tent, where they are not provided with basic needs, which everyone needs to achieve mental and financial development.
Integration is not rocket science.