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"The Forgotten Soldiers of Lesvos"

Shala Gafary   29.03.2017

The Trump supporters were right. Militants are among the refugees arriving in Europe. Men who know how shoot a gun, kill their enemy, and pluck an aircraft out of the sky. They are fanatic in their beliefs and relentless in their objectives. Our land is ours and we are willing to give up our lives for it. Those men are now among us. But they're not the kind we had been warned about.

https://medium.com/@shalagafary/the-forgotten-soldiers-of-lesvos-8f6353476489#.68ykwvo2v


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"Listicle on legal problems for refugees"

Kestor Ratcliff   17.05.2017

05/16/2017

You are free and responsible to make your own personal moral decision about what to do about this, but consider that there are now thousands of volunteers who befriended refugees over the last few years who share the experience of moral alienation from the conventional ‘mainstream’ European society now. A burning sense of injustice and moral alienation cannot be suppressed even if we wanted to, so we should reflect and then plan how to direct that fire of righteous anger wisely and well.

https://medium.com/@kesterratcliff/listicle-on-legal-problems-for-refugees-90540b0a2e66

 

 

 

 


"Is Greece unneccessarily Putting lives at Risk?"

Sharon Silvey   17.05.2017

Is Greece unnecessarily and perhaps unwittingly putting more refugees at risk?

According to the EU-Turkey statement, “all new irregular migrants crossing from Turkey into Greek islands as from 20 March 2016 will be returned to Turkey”.

One of the main modifications brought about by Greek law has been the establishment of an extremely truncated fast-track border procedure, applicable in exceptional cases.

https://medium.com/athenslivegr/is-greece-unnecessarily-and-perhaps-unwittingly-putting-more-refugees-at-risk-893e8309cdcc


"New measures proposed by the EU further Violate Human Rights of Refugees in Greece"

Sharon Silvey   13.12.2016

Has Greece ever been under more pressure to resolve the growing challenges created by the influx of asylum seekers and migrants than during this week?

Two reports, with conflicting recommendations have been focused on Greece this week. One, in a hypercritical attempt to force Greece to resolve a situation which is undoubtedly and for the most part, caused by the EU-Turkey deal further compounded by the lack of solidarity from other EU countries to relocate people.

https://medium.com/@sharonvaleriesilvey/new-measures-proposed-by-the-eu-further-violate-human-rights-of-refugees-in-greece-bbdb849c6247#.lrqer01p1

"Life in Limbo for Refugees on the Overstretched Island of Chios."

John Owens   09.12.2016

It's been one year since the first hotspots on the Greek Islands were set up, and half a year since the EU-Turkey Statement of March 2016 came into force.

John Owens writes for RefuComm on the fragile and complicated situation for refugees trapped on the Island of Chios.

https://medium.com/@sharonvaleriesilvey/life-in-limbo-for-refugees-on-the-overstretched-island-of-chios-5cf54a7b4d63#.64c1jkl0l