Migrants fleeing the Middle East and Southern Asia have found refuge in a rundown hotel on a Greek island, but only as a stop on their eventual destination: Germany.
Kos, a Greek island near the Turkish coastal town of Bodrum, has been suddenly flooded by migrants trying to make their way into European Union nations to secure better jobs and frankly just survival from their wartorn countries. These migrants do not intend on staying in Greece for many reasons, including its economic crisis, but for now they're making do with the Captain Elias hotel.
However, living in the grim shelter has its own challenges. Murcal Rezai, a 16-year-old refugee, described the condition of the building in the following words: "There is no electricity, no children's place, no privacy. The situation is difficult, so many cultures living together is not easy."
The migrants are patiently waiting for authorities to help them out. Till then, Captain Elias will serve as a haven for thousands arriving at the island for refuge.