Jack Harries

Refugee Crisis - Europe's Largest Illegal Squat

In January 2017 I travelled to Europe's largest illegal squat. 2,000 Afghan and Pakistani migrants slept rough in -17 degree temperatures in an abandoned railway station outside Belgrade, Serbia. Children as young as 8 years old were sleeping rough & burning fires in desperate attempts to stay warm. Medics reported cases of burns from the inhalation of toxic fumes.

I spent one week working alongside volunteer group 'Cook For Idomeni' preparing meals and photographing inside the camp.