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Migrants and refugees stay at the Hotel Captain Elias in Kos, Greece on June 30, 2015. They must wait at the hotel for their documents to leave the island which can take anywhere around 15 days. The hotel is referred to as “the camp” by the migrants, refugees and local authorities. Earlier this year, the greek island of Kos began receiving an influx of migrants and refugees fleeing their homes from countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan and Syria. The local authorities of Kos established the abandoned Hotel Captain Elias, located on the outskirts of Kos Town, to act as a camp where the migrants and refugees would stay while they wait several days for their documents to leave the island. However, the camp lacked running water, electricity, enough beds, and sanitary cleanliness. Running water was restored only to the outdoor faucets and outdoor showers. Running electricity, enough beds and disease such as scabs caused by bed bugs still remain an issue at the camp. Nearly 100 migrants are housed in the camp; others who can afford to, stay in hotels for 10-15 euro a night because the conditions are better there.
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Migrants and refugees stay at the Hotel Captain Elias in Kos, Greece on June 30, 2015. They must wait at the hotel for their documents to leave the island which can take anywhere around 15 days. The hotel is referred to as “the camp” by the migrants, refugees and local authorities. Earlier this year, the greek island of Kos began receiving an influx of migrants and refugees fleeing their homes from countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan and Syria. The local authorities of Kos established the abandoned Hotel Captain Elias, located on the outskirts of Kos Town, to act as a camp where the migrants and refugees would stay while they wait several days for their documents to leave the island. However, the camp lacked running water, electricity, enough beds, and sanitary cleanliness. Running water was restored only to the outdoor faucets and outdoor showers. Running electricity, enough beds and disease such as scabs caused by bed bugs still remain an issue at the camp. Nearly 100 migrants are housed in the camp; others who can afford to, stay in hotels for 10-15 euro a night because the conditions are better there.