Migrants from Afghanistan and Syria seeking asylum in the European Union, are forced to provide sexual services.
Thousands of migrants hoping to obtain asylum in the Nordic countries, are stuck in Greece because of the new rules of border controls imposed by the European Union. Many of them have already finished their livelihood, and to survive, refugees are forced into prostitution.
There are men and teenagers in Athens from the Middle East, offering sex services. Basically refugees engaged in prostitution in the area Filis Street, Victoria Square, and the Field of Mars, as well as in bars and clubs around the city. During sex boys are asked about 30 euros.
A young immigrant from Afghanistan, Abdul (not his real name), one of these guys. he said in an interview with the PRI, for the first time “came on board,” two weeks after I was in Athens.
Abdul lives in an abandoned complex of Hellinikon Olympic, which was built for the 2004 Olympics. There’s also live thousands of other refugees from Afghanistan.
The young man says that one of his friends were taken to the Champ de Mars, where the older men came to him. Then he learned how his countrymen earn a living here.
“A friend told me:” We have sex with them, and they give us monay ” – says Abdul.
In Greece prostitution is legal, but only in special brothels. Offering sex in the streets and parks illegally.