The ‘peaceful’ refugee camp with yoga classes and lavender bushes

Source: al jazeera Lesbos, Greece – The Greek island of Lesbos has become synonymous with the story of Europe’s refugee crisis. Its largest camp, Moria, continues to make headlines as residents lament inadequate facilities for its population, which at around 8,000 is well above its official capacity of 3,000. Twenty minutes’ …

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The shrinking space for solidarity with migrants and refugees

In February 2017, a French shepherd, Cedric Herrou, from the Roya Valley, was condemned to an eight-month suspended prison sentence and a €3,000 fine for providing shelter to homeless migrants. In Denmark, Lisbeth Zornig Andersen was fined in 2016 for opening her house to refugee families with nowhere to live. …

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