A miniseries on refugees in the COVID-19 pandemic. Part 3. Politics of abandonment. Refugees on Greek islands during the coronavirus crisis

Artemis-Maria Fyssa, Bilgin Ayata
Eurozine, 2020

Social distancing is impossible when 1200 people share a single tap. The Greek government is using the pandemic to segregate refugees from citizens but hasn’t provided the means for prevention. If this politics of abandonment continues, grossly overcrowded camps will become death traps. The Eurozine miniseries reports from Greece....

This article is the third part of a miniseries on refugees’ and asylum seekers’ situation in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The miniseries is the result of a co-production with the research project ‘Infrastructure Space and the Future of Migration Management: The Case of the EU Hotspots in the Mediterranean Borderscape.’

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Keywords:
migration, camp, Pandemic, Covid-19

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