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Letters to the editor: Yusra Mardini's Olympics success, former judges about on anti-terrorism and sedition laws

The Telegraph India 29 Jul 2021
Success story. Sir — Success comes in many forms ... Herself a refugee, Mardini and her sister once swam in the sea for three hours to push a sinking boat from Turkey to Lesbos, saving the lives of 18 passengers on the boat ... Advertisement. Ayesha Datta,. Howrah. Law and disorder ... It is no wonder that he asked if we were living in a “police state” ... S.S. Paul, ... .

As the Mediterranean's migrant tragedy deepens, Europe looks away

New Statesman 16 Jul 2021
Having written about migration issues before – from hotspots like Lesbos, Calais and Malta, and even in Berlin, where I live – I thought I knew what to expect ... That evening, we formally held a minute of silence for the lives lost, and informally held many more ... She is the author of a book about the refugee crisis, "From Berlin to Lesbos".

Syrian swimmer to compete for Refugee Olympic Team in Tokyo

Anadolu Agency 07 Jul 2021
"They don't share a nation, or a language. But they choose to keep their dreams alive ... "Each of us has a different story ... "We carried them with us ... Mardini and her sister Sarah jumped into the water to push and drag the boat carrying 20 people to the Greek island of Lesbos ... Then they traveled through Europe to Germany, where they live ... .

Refugee women in Greece promote gender equality through film

Urdu Point 22 Jun 2021
"I was not aware of the difficulties experienced by Greek women ... The two sisters had previously lived in the notorious Moria camp on the island of Lesbos ... One of the short films deals with a space on Lesbos set aside for women for showering and relaxation ... "They are fighting to rebuild their lives as they wish," she adds ... ....

‘We have more in common than what separates us’: refugee stories, told by refugees

The Observer 18 Jun 2021
From photographing the Rohingya forced out of Myanmar and rape survivors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to documenting the lives of people in countries where their sexuality is illegal, his work has earned him award after award ... Gholami speaks of “feelings of anxiety and sorrow” when she recalls living in the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos.

Five Afghans imprisoned for 10 years in Greece over Moria migrant camp fire

Taipei Times 13 Jun 2021
The men, charged with arson with risk to human life over the fire on the island of Lesbos in September last year, were found guilty after a court rejected a request by lawyers for three of them to be tried by a juvenile court because they were younger than 18 at the time.

Jailing of Afghans for Lesbos migrant camp fire a ‘parody of justice’

The Observer 13 Jun 2021
The fires did not cause casualties but for days afterwards thousands of men, women and children were forced to live rough in Lesbos until the construction of an emergency temporary settlement close to Mytilene, the island’s port capital ... on Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos.

4 Afghan nationals jailed for 10 years over arson that destroyed Greece's Moria migrant camp ...

Russia Today 12 Jun 2021
Also on Fire ravages overcrowded, coronavirus-stricken migrant camp in Lesbos, Greece after protests over quarantine, living conditions. Moria camp popped up on Lesbos amid the 2015 migrant crisis in Europe as numerous refugees were arriving to Greek islands on makeshift boats.

Germany urged to accept more refugees from Greek migrant camps

The National 09 Jun 2021
Rich countries in northern Europe have long under pressure to accept more migrants, partly to ease the responsibility of the southern nations and partly to allow migrants to start their new lives sooner ... Of these, more than 6,000 live in the main refugee camp on Lesbos, which was quickly rebuilt after a fire last year.

Visit a Lover's Leap on your Vacation--but Don't Jump! Award-winning New Book Reveals Locations of ...

Maryville Daily Forum 08 Jun 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Authors Leland and Crystal Payton are pleased at the popular and critical reception of their 352-page book, Lover's Leap Legends. From Sappho of Lesbos to Wah-Wah-Tee of Waco ... And they are seriously funny ... They have two sons and live in Springfield, Missouri ... From Sappho of Lesbos to Wah-Wah-Tee of Waco ... .

Greece Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations at Refugee Camps on Islands

The National Herald 04 Jun 2021
More than 6,000 people live in the main refugee camp on Lesbos, a tent city thrown together after a fire set by protesters angry over COVID-19 lockdown rules burned down the notorious Moria detention center. Cases on Lesbos have spiked recently, with 541 infections recorded in ...

Greece rolls out ‘long-awaited’ mass vaccine campaign to refugees

Al Jazeera 03 Jun 2021
Starting Thursday, vaccinations will be offered to people living in refugee camps on the islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos ... Abdul*, a 20-year-old refugee from Afghanistan who has been living on Lesbos for nearly two years, said he was worried about getting the vaccine but would still take it.

Greece extends vaccination campaign to migrant camps

The National 03 Jun 2021
Coronavirus shots will be offered to migrants living in camps on the islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos from Thursday. Migrants living on the mainland and other Greek islands will be offered vaccines next week ... Of these, more than 6,000 live in the main refugee camp on Lesbos, which was quickly rebuilt following a fire last year.

Refugees in Greece Are Teaching Each Other Martial Arts to Blow Off Steam

Vice 03 Jun 2021
Known for its overcrowded conditions and lack of basic resources, the Moria camp – located on the Greek island of Lesbos – was described as a “living hell” by people living and working there ... From there, he made his way to Lesbos, where he lived in the Moria refugee camp for a year-and-a-half.