Children are being prostituted by adults at the reception center for migrants and refugees at Greece’s old Elliniko airport, says Alimos Mayor Andreas Kondylis. According to the allegations circulating in the media, Kondylis purports that members of the camp are forcing minors to prostitute themselves. The incidents take place at night around the refugee hotspot, especially on Fridays and Saturdays.
There are 10 police officers in the area guarding 6,000 refugees and migrants, a number thought to be inadequate. Information and complaints have come from Poseidonos Avenue, where children are purportedly being prostituted in a side alley near the bus terminal.
The information about the happenings at the Athens refugee center comes days after other reports alleging that criminal groups have taken over the refugee and migrant camp in Idomeni, northern Greece, taking advantage of women who are prostituting themselves to make ends meet.