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Greek Gods and a Racist

There seem to be no less than a hundred holidays in Greece throughout the year, but March is perhaps the most holiday-filled. There were two holidays last week, one of which was in celebration of a multiple islands off the … Continue reading

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Sunset Prison Sentence

People tend to disappear on this island. They’re here one day and gone the next. Sometimes it’s because they’ve quietly boarded the ferry the evening before and sometimes it’s because they’ve been taken to prison. With volunteers and locals, it’s … Continue reading

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“You Are Nothing”

One of the refugees recently moved out of the Hotspot camp and into his own flat in town. His card was “opened”, meaning that his documentation was allowing him to travel to mainland Greece. He was due to be transferred … Continue reading

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News From the Refugee Trail: February Edition

With February coming to a close a few days ago, it’s time for me to sum up everything that has been happening in the world of the refugee community here on the island of Leros, Greece. After a crazy start … Continue reading

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Ioannina I

I’m in Ioannina, Greece now (pronounced “Yah-Nee-Nah” by the locals). I woke up this morning a little confused about what I was doing here, but at the same time, lying in bed and “coming to”, I felt like I was … Continue reading

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One Split Decision, One Year on an Island

A bit of information was thrown my way at 9:00 this morning at our daily team meeting. One of our team members had been to a meeting with the director of the Hotspot camp and learned that, for the refugees … Continue reading

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Slowly Slowly Reopening

It’s been an interesting few weeks here on Leros since my last update. It’s funny, usually when I don’t post for weeks and weeks, it’s because there isn’t enough going on that warrants taking time to write about. This has … Continue reading

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