Outside the gates of an old paper towel factory in the northern Greek seaport of Thessaloniki, a group of Shedia street paper vendors waited patiently together with players of the Greek Homeless Football Team.
The players were here for a football match with people living on the other side of the gates. Beyond them, they could make out the white tents where over 1,500 refugees slept. Social initiative Kick Out Poverty recently recorded the figure. They counted 5,780 refugees in various suburbs of Athens – and 4,127 in Thessaloniki. The list is long – and growing.