Fire destroys Moria Refugee Camp

Human Rights Violations during Trial in Greek Court – Teenagers receive prison sentences over Moria fires, despite lack of evidence

In a trial that did not uphold legal standards, four Afghan teenagers were each sentenced to 10 years in prison for the fires that destroyed the infamous Moria camp in September 2020. A Greek court on the island of Chios charged the four young men with: arson; endangering human life; and the destruction of property. Read more about Human Rights Violations during Trial in Greek Court – Teenagers receive prison sentences over Moria fires, despite lack of evidence[…]

Refugee Camp of Katsikas

Greek Authorities’ Reaction to Covid-Cases in Refugee Camp Katsikas: A Lack of Willingness to Find Solutions

  Katsikas, May 10th 2021 On April 12th, people living in the refugee camp of Katiskas reported that at least one case of Covid-19 had been confirmed among the residents of the camp. Throughout the same day and the days that followed, information about what implications this had for measures and restrictions on movement kept Read more about Greek Authorities’ Reaction to Covid-Cases in Refugee Camp Katsikas: A Lack of Willingness to Find Solutions[…]

Moria, Lesvos, Refugees, Greece, EU

We Need Your Help, Commissioner – A Letter by Koraki

The picture is showing the “New Moria” and was taken by Muhammad Reza.  The following is a shortened version of the full letter written by Rory O’Keeffe of Koraki. Its purpose is to inform the EU’s Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, about some of the concerning developments in Greece since she last visited the Read more about We Need Your Help, Commissioner – A Letter by Koraki[…]

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[…]

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