Refugees from Africa find it harder to prove their need for asylum. It leaves them to fend off for themselves. Without legal assistance, often they escape the legal system altogether putting themselves in further danger of exploitation. Without work, money and a place to stay, many African refugees resort to live in city parks or anywhere that can fend them. The Sudanese refugee centre in Athens is an informal space for the African refugees. Amir from Sudan says ‘it is a safe haven for the African communities as being away from the street protects them from being a target of hate crimes’. Amir, Athens.