Cabin Fever

Asylum seeker's life in transit and temporary accommodation in mass shelters often implicate a harmful lack of privacy protection. Individuals reportedly get psychologically affected as they suffer from permanent noise, group tensions and increasing irritability...

Photographed at AWO reception center, Nuremberg
Text by Lea Hampel

BISS magazine 2016
Ifaa, Sudan Ifaa, Sudan   Eight-bed-cabin shared by Somali refugees from Ogaden, a territory currently claimed by Ethiopia Eight-bed-cabin shared by Somali refugees from Ogaden, a territory currently claimed by Ethiopia   Hassan and Alex, Somalis from Ogaden territories, cooking in their cabin as the supplied aliment does not meet their food habits Hassan and Alex, Somalis from Ogaden territories, cooking in their cabin as the supplied aliment does not meet their food habits         Mohaned, Iraq Mohaned, Iraq       Modular container cabins inside the transit camp Modular container cabins inside the transit camp   Ahmed, Iraq Ahmed, Iraq   Hassan, Somalia Hassan, Somalia Ifaa, Sudan Ifaa, Sudan   Mohaned, Ahmed and Ali from Iraq Mohaned, Ahmed and Ali from Iraq           Ahmed, Iraq Ahmed, Iraq   Eight-bed-cabin shared by asylum seekers from different origins. There are no ceilings and it’s noisy at night Eight-bed-cabin shared by asylum seekers from different origins. There are no ceilings and it’s noisy at night   Hassan, Somalia Hassan, Somalia   Kidus, Ethiopia Kidus, Ethiopia       A group of Iraqis in their cabin A group of Iraqis in their cabin   Kidus from Ethiopia having lunch in the lobby Kidus from Ethiopia having lunch in the lobby   Once a day food is supplied by the authorities Once a day food is supplied by the authorities   Alex from Somalia at lunch Alex from Somalia at lunch   Yeshi came with her husband from Sudan. She is one of only two women in the camp. And she is pregnant.. Yeshi came with her husband from Sudan. She is one of only two women in the camp. And she is pregnant..    

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