As a result of the agreement between the European Union and Turkey regarding refugee care, the military camp of Katsikas opened on the 17th of March 2016. Since this date it has been hosting the same families in 200 tents : 750 persons sent there from Kyos Island, including roughly equal numbers of men, women and children. Syrians make up the majority, but 20% of them are either Afghani or Iraqi. In this quiet camp, far away from big cities and basic services, people are bored and tired of waiting. Often surprised by the living conditions, they wait for months, spending their days waiting for the UN to come and send them to their desired destinations so that they can finally begin a new life.
Jungleye Katsikas workshop focused on how to make a good reportage, and included writing and drawing activities such as self-presentation, mapping the journey, and interviews to understand what was important for them to report and to claim.
Participants and workshop leaders discussed the entire process of a photography reportage, from things such as how to choose a topic, to editing the pictures and the chronology of their reportage.