refugee crisis

  • Keeping up appearance

    In the pram, a toddler snoozes in the afternoon sunshine. She is dressed in a flashy pink tutu, a tiny little leather jacket, and it is all styled off by a set of golden necklaces. The mom proudly says she bought it all on the high-end mall on the...
  • Poetry from a Refugee Camp

    On the edges of Europe, in a small town 20KM from the FYROM border lies a gas station. This station, which two months ago was simply a place to refuel and get a coffee, is now ‘home’ to over 2000 people fleeing conflict. EKO has become a village all...
  • Forgotten in Idomeni

    Tear gas. Rubber bullets. Water cannons. Stun grenades. Helicopters. Army tanks. What should have set the scene for a war film was used against men, women and children gathered on the edge of Europe, desperate for a life without violence. When I arrived at Idomeni on Sunday, I could...
  • Is the Migration Crisis in Europe an Asymmetric Threat?

    The current migration crisis in the European Union triggered a security-oriented response instead of a state sponsored humanitarian program to deliver temporary shelter, food and basic health care while looking for a political solution to implement existing asylum and return policies and laws. During 2015, we witnessed policies aimed...
  • The Shame of Europe

    As the sun sets on the island of Lesvos, my heavy heart sinks along with it. These have been days of many devastating blows. The controversial EU-Turkey deal turned the most vulnerable among us into pawns in a political game. Under this legislation, all refugees arriving in Greece will be put...
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