The Summer School “Cultures, Migrations, Borders” of the Department of Social Anthropology and History of the University of the Aegean, in collaboration with the “Observatory of Refugee and Migration Crisis in the Aegean” and the co-sponsorship of the “Global Studies Center”, University of Pittsburgh and the “Center for European and Russian Studies”, UCLA, will host a virtual two-day workshop on Migrations and Borders in the Age of the Pandemic. The workshop will take place on 20-21 November 2020.
We are strongly opposed to the closure of PIKPA and Kara Tepe. The closure of these facilities will endanger refugees’ and asylum seekers’ integration prospects, and undermine all efforts towards humanitarian and viable migration policies. This will be to the detriment of both asylum seekers and refugees, as well as of the local communities of Lesvos.
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The Observatory of the Refugee and Migration Crisis in the Aegean presents a collection of articles from the Greek (local and national) and international press and announcements from various political and social fora, in reference to the recent fire which led to the destruction of Moria RIC in Lesvos. The collection includes the following sections:
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Τα γεγονότα που πυροδοτήθηκαν στη Λέσβο από τη μεγάλη φωτιά που κατέκαυσε μεγάλο μέρος των υποδομών στο ΚΥΤ Μόριας στις 8 Σεπτεμβρίου οδήγησαν ήδη σε εξελίξεις που δεν προοιωνίζονται τίποτα καλό ούτε για τους πρόσφυγες ούτε για τους κατοίκους του νησιού.