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[…]

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[…]

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