Borderland

Reporting on the front lines of history in Greece

Fiery riot in Moria migrant camp

By Talya Nevins MORIA, Greece— A riot and fire today tore through the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Moria camp is the primary reception center for refugees who land on the Greek island of Lesbos, just five miles from the Turkish coast. Princeton University journalists who were working outside the camp

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The man and the sea By Chiara Ficarelli SKARAMAGAS, Greece — Marwan Al-Ajam likes to fish. On this Friday, the sea lapping on the dock at the Skaramagas migrant camp is giving. Al-Ajam’s green bucket is filled with more than a dozen fish. Tonight he will feast. “The little ones are very delicious,” Al-Ajam said,

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Podcast: On the island

On the Greek island of Lesbos, thousands of migrants live in Moria migrant camp. Many migrants who arrived seeking international protection as refugees have been stuck on Lesbos for months, or even years. In July, tensions were rising quickly – until one day,  they boiled.  Aired on WPRB radio, March 2018 https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/wprb-news-and-culture/e/53829254?autoplay=true  

Podcast: Smiling flowers

For migrants, language can be among their biggest challenges. If they don’t know where in the world they will end up, how can they know which language to master? And where do they begin? Glodie Makunda of The Congo teaches English to migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos. He strives to transform English from

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Found in Translation

Migrant Abdul Rahman, outside his home in an illegal “squat” in Athens, Greece.     By Ethan Sterenfeld MYTILENE, Greece– Late last year, Mohamad Hassan Atye arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos confused, lost and unsure. “I heard the name of Greece just when we arrived here,” said the 24-year-old native of Afghanistan. “The police

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