Greece has been the main entry point for the more than one million mixed
migrants arriving to Europe in 2015. The large majority of those
arriving are from refugee producing countries, such as Syria, Iraq and
Afghanistan. More than 800,000 persons have arrived to the shores of
Greek islands, overwhelming the response capacity of international
humanitarian actors as well as European and Greek authorities.
Lagkadikia camp was opened in Northern Greece in the end of April 2016,
making it one of the most recent ad hoc refugee camps installed in
Greece. The camp is run jointly by the Greek Ministry of Migration and
UNHCR with over 700 people already staying within the enfenced area. The first meeting to discuss the idea about a bicycle project was held in Lagkadikia camp
last Friday, 14 October 2016 with refugees and People in Need NGO ,
Greenways Social Cooperative Enterprise and Volunteers of Thessaloniki -
Love without Borders.