Meet Aya, a Supporter Behind the Scenes

Aya is a diamantaire who heads her own small business – Fyne (@fynejewellery)- producing high quality, sustainable and ethical jewellery. Aya describes Fyne’s jewellery as being tailored to the “modern minimalist woman – one who carries a sophisticated rebellion – a woman who will stand up for what she believes in and for the positive Read more about Meet Aya, a Supporter Behind the Scenes[…]

Introducing a Supporter Behind the Scenes: Charlotte

Charlotte, a self-taught illustrator and designer from the UK, first became acquainted with Habibi.Works in the summer of 2020. As she was eager to support the project but unable to travel to Greece herself, she generously decided to design one of her beautiful silk scarves especially for Habibi.Works, as well as forward a portion of Read more about Introducing a Supporter Behind the Scenes: Charlotte[…]

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Press Release – Severe Mental Health Consequences after Forced Moves and Evictions in Katsikas’ Refugee Camp

|| Die deutsche Versionen befindet sich unter der englischen Version || On Monday, 14 December 2020, several residents of the refugee camp of Katsikas were subjected to forceful evictions, some from their containers (into a different container) and others from the camp entirely. According to eye-witnesses, the police enacting said evictions used aggressive measures including Read more about Press Release – Severe Mental Health Consequences after Forced Moves and Evictions in Katsikas’ Refugee Camp[…]

Αναγκαστικές εξώσεις στο ΚΥΤ του Κατσικά

Αναγκαστικές εξώσεις στο ΚΥΤ του Κατσικά   Τη Δευτέρα, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2020, πολυάριθμοι κάτοικοι του Κέντρου Υποδοχής και Ταυτοποίησης προσφύγων του Κατσικά υπήρξαν θύματα αναγκαστικών εξώσεων από τον καταυλισμό μέσω της αστυνομίας. Οι αρχές χρησιμοποίησαν βίαια μέτρα συμπεριλαμβάνοντας δακρυγόνα· η κλιμάκωση των εντάσεων ολοκληρώθηκε με τη σύλληψη τουλάχιστον δύο ατόμων. Αυτόπτες μάρτυρες ανέφεραν τον ήχο Read more about Αναγκαστικές εξώσεις στο ΚΥΤ του Κατσικά[…]

Forced Evictions in Katsikas’ Refugee Camp

On Monday, 14 December 2020, several residents of the refugee camp of Katsikas were subjected to forceful evictions from the camp by the police. Authorities used violent measures including teargas; the escalation of tensions culminated in the arrest of at least two persons. Eye-witnesses reported the sound of shots – caused either by rubber bullets Read more about Forced Evictions in Katsikas’ Refugee Camp[…]

refugees in refugee camp Katsikas are being tested for the novel coronavirus

Current Quarantining Procedure in Camp Katsikas – Healthy Residents at Risk

  On Saturday 21 November, 140 residents of camp Katsikas were tested for COVID-19 in an orchestrated procedure. According to several camp residents we spoke with, the explanation provided by authorities was the detection of a positive COVID-19 case inside the camp. A local news source reported later that a total of 10 people were tested Read more about Current Quarantining Procedure in Camp Katsikas – Healthy Residents at Risk[…]

Update & Press Release on the Lock Down in Camp Katsikas

Katsikas Refugee Camp was put under a complete lockdown on Tuesday morning (Oct 6), despite the fact that not a single case of Covid-19 had been detected in the camp at that point. Hours later, with the camp under lockdown, authorities transferred several people there from the island of Lesvos. A test result of one Read more about Update & Press Release on the Lock Down in Camp Katsikas[…]

The Lock-Down of a Camp Without a Single Case – What is going on in Katsikas?

by Esther ten Zijthoff and Mimi Hapig This morning (6 October), residents of Katsikas camp were met with police presence at every entry/exit point of the camp. The camp has been placed under complete lockdown, barring its residents from exit and barring third-party groups from entry.  This step is one (and certainly the most drastic Read more about The Lock-Down of a Camp Without a Single Case – What is going on in Katsikas?[…]

Riot Police instead of Shelters – an Analysis of the Political Response to the Moria Fires

Last week, fires devastated Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Moria had become infamous over the past years for its constant overcrowdedness and inhumane living conditions. The fires that started on Tuesday night and raged through to Wednesday morning left the 12,598 men, women and children who had been living in the camp, Read more about Riot Police instead of Shelters – an Analysis of the Political Response to the Moria Fires[…]

From Camps to Homelessness – Latest Change in Greek Asylum Regulations

A recent change in the asylum regulations by the Greek government threatens several thousand people with homelessness. The new regulation reduces the 6-month-period recognised refugees used to have to leave their accommodation in camps and apartments to 30 days. This change forces the accepted asylum seekers to find housing on their own within little more Read more about From Camps to Homelessness – Latest Change in Greek Asylum Regulations[…]

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