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Christine’s Chronicle

Christine’s Chronicle

March 2020: Christine, 40 years old with no family, had been sent (‘dispersed’) to Swansea to wait for her asylum claim to be decided. Her claim was eventually refused, so she was made homeless, with no recourse to public funds and no right to work. But with the help...
Kid’s Art Club to the Rescue

Kid’s Art Club to the Rescue

This year has been a difficult one so far for everyone, but it was also the best time to reconnect with ourselves and the ones that our close to us. It was like a long holiday for some lucky ones but think about those who do not have money, space at home, privacy,...
Lockdown on Lesvos: The Spiral of Hate

Lockdown on Lesvos: The Spiral of Hate

Since lockdown, relations between local and refugees have become worse. There are some striking parallels with the 1930s but is the EU listening to Lesvos? By Lena Altinoglou Since lockdown, the environment on Lesvos has become more hostile. Hatred of refugees by...
Lockdown on Lesvos: The Spiral of Hate

One Life, Two Deadly Frontlines

COVID-19 has presented the world with unprecedented challenges. The current situation has led to large parts of our world being shut down and most activities, be them social cultural or economic, being brought to a halt. The scenes of everything being shut down, the...