Refugees with heart conditions, diabetes are being denied medication, told to “drink water” instead

itting outside her family’s makeshift metal container with head in hands, 17-year-old Haya was painfully aware that she has been living in one of Europe’s worst refugee camps—even if she couldn’t see it. Large white bandages covered both of her eyes, plunging the teenager into daily darkness as she struggled …

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Camp crisis on Lesvos as new refugee surge adds pressure on Greece

A refugee and migrant surge reaching the Greek islands of the North Aegean has seen more than 1,150 people arrive in the first 10 days of this month. More than half of them reached Lesvos, where the Moria camp, built to shelter 2,300 people, is currently home to 5,500. Living …

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Number of asylum seekers in Greece approaching 75,000

Τhere are nearly 75,000 refugees and asylum-seekers currently in various reception centres across Greece. The Greek government said it plans to transfer up to 6,000 people from the Greek islands to the mainland to improve their living conditions, but many observers are skeptical. The number of refugees and migrants seeking …

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Day 169, Year of #Mygration: Teaching in Mosaik – Lesvos Island

Today’s post comes from Fotini Mitsou, an English teacher who has been working on the Greek Island of Lesvos since 2012. She teaches classes to refugees through the Mosaik Centre, located in the centre of the city of Mytilene. Mosaik was founded in July 2016 in the aftermath of the EU – Turkey agreement and the consequent great number of refugees trapped …

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