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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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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Doctors Without Borders: We have incidents and this is out of question

Source: Politika  Regarding the administration’s claims to the reception and identification center in Moria, Lesvos, that Médecins Sans Frontières publishes unreliable medical data on incidents of sexual abuse and rape, Apostolos Veizis, MD and Director of MSF Programs, replies: “We would like to express our deep concern at the fact …

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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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‘Better to Drown’: A Greek Refugee Camp’s Epidemic of Misery

MORIA, Greece — He survived torture in Congo, and a perilous boat journey from Turkey. But Michael Tamba, a former Congolese political prisoner, came closest to death only after he had supposedly found sanctuary at Europe’s biggest refugee camp. Stuck for months at the camp on the Greek island of …

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