Displaced #3: Fresh Attack on NGOs and the Fear of COVID-19 on Lesvos

Last month, the day after World Humanitarian Day, the Doctor Without Borders clinic on the Greek island of Lesvos was attacked by demonstrators. Read about the history of unrest on Lesvos and how it could lead to a COVID disaster in the latest edition of Displaced.

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Displaced #2: ‘Unviable’

The UK is following Europe down a dark path on border control. But recent history in the Mediterranean tells us that taking a ‘tough stance’ on migrants does not stop irregular crossings, nor does it save lives. Read the full article here.

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New Report Shows Evidence of Greece Illegally Pushing Refugees Back to Turkey

Greece stands accused of perpetrating turn-backs of refugees from inside its territory, even going so far as to re-embark those who had already made land on the Greek island of Lesvos, back onto their boat, to force them back to Turkey. The Legal Centre Lesvos, a charity registered in Greece, released a report in early July detailing allegations of […]

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“Left In Limbo” – Will Australians Finally Understand What It’s Like to Be a Refugee?

On Friday, Australian Prime Scott Morrison announced that the number of international flights carrying Australian citizens and permanent residents into the country would be reduced, to ease pressure on the nation’s quarantine systems. Even before the new measure was confirmed, some Australians overseas expressed concern. A petition drawn up by one ex-pat received 2500 signatures […]

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Three Months In

The blog has been on the back-burner for a little while, but here’s an update on how some of the more important aspects of life have been going in my first three months…

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