How Covid-19 has highlighted the anti-migration agenda in Greece.

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Dominika Spyratou

This piece shows the dire situation for refugees during the pandemic in Greece, in a context where the recently elected government had already been implementing anti-migrant and anti-refugee policies. The infamously overcrowded refugee camps faced additional hardship due to deliberately harsh government measures. The Coronavirus outbreak started in Greece in March 2020, exacerbating the already dire living conditions for refugees and creating additional barriers to their protection and integration. Preventative measures taken by the governement included a six-week restriction of movement for all residents, during which time movement permits were mandatory. These measures, however, were not proportionately and equality applied to the whole population, especially when it came to migrants.


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