Tag Archives: Greece

‘Why should a person drown?’

Giorgos Mavripidis, a fisherman from Skala Sikamias, saved a family from drowning as they were trying to reach the shores of Lesvos in October 2009. Eight other lives were lost that day. “There’s no doubt many people are going to … Continue reading

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‘The world needs to know what’s happening here’ – Migrants living on the margins in Athens

By Naomi Westland, Press Officer at Amnesty International UK who has joined Amnesty’s researchers in Greece investigating what happens to refugees and migrants trying to get to Europe Last week I wrote from the island of Lesvos, where my colleagues … Continue reading

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‘Why don’t they just send me back to die?’ – Migrants despair on Europe’s borders

By Naomi Westland, Press Officer at Amnesty International UK who has joined Amnesty’s researchers in Greece investigating what happens to refugees and migrants trying to get to Europe There is a rustic charm about Mytilene, the ramshackle port capital of … Continue reading

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‘I want all the world to know about us’

By Giorgos Kosmopoulos, Amnesty International’s EU team campaigner and Carmen Dupont, European campaign coordinator on migration. For many people flying to Greece means sunshine and leisure. Indeed the sun is shining today and the sea is blue and tempting. But … Continue reading

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