Haida Atlas, 35, a Syrian woman from Homs has been staying in Kara Tepe, in Lesvos Island, for some months with her four children aged five to thirteen, and her nephew and niece – both young adults. Her husband is in Malta and she is waiting for her papers to rejoin him. Haida came to Kara Tepe from Moria where she and her family were sleeping in a cardboard box. After some months in Kara Tepe, Haida and her family moved to a prefabricated house. “My life changed for the better on so many levels” she tells UNHCR.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, with funding by the European Commission – Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid, helped improve accommodation for refugees at Kara Tepe. Workmen installed 300 prefabricated houses, replacing the old housing units with new.
Among them, one with the number 1000 in one of its sides, marking the effort to assist refugees in Greece. More than 1000 prefabricated houses have been installed by UNHCR during these last months across the country.