Borderland

Reporting on the front lines of history in Greece

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‘Kantina’ culture: A friendly place in an unfriendly world

By Jack Lohmann MORIA, Greece — When refugees came to the Greek island of Lesbos, Katerina Kechagia set up shop. In October 2015, as thousands of migrants from Turkey landed on the shores of the island, Kechagia pulled her canteen trailer to the center of the action. A sort of café, snack bar and convenience

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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 masseuse in the refugee camp

By Ethan Sterenfeld MYTILENE, Greece – Men lounged on benches in the shade and children kicked soccer balls on the gravel next to the sign that read “Kara Tepe Square.” A short walk down a path, vendors hawked falafel, french fries and beer under the midday Greek sun. A similar scene might be found in

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Who is a Greek? For How Long?

  Video by Talya Nevins By Talya Nevins ATHENS — Greece is one of the most homogenous countries in the world. Numbers tell the story:  A 2011 national census  found  that 93 percent of the citizens of the Hellenic Republic described themselves as ethnically Greek. A full 98 percent of the population identified its religion as Greek

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A country of controversy

By Ethan Sterenfeld NAFPLIO, Greece — Two hours from Athens, across the Isthmus of Corinth and down Motorway 7, lies Nafplio, a city of roughly 30,000 and the original capital of the modern Greek state. The history of Nafplio illustrates the influences on Greece’s concurrent crises of economics and migration. During the Greek War of Independence,

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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, referring to the silver fish,

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Setting up shop in Skaramagas: Waterfront real estate with a breeze, and something to do

By Alice Maiden SKARAMAGAS, Greece — Temperatures climbing to over 104 degrees Friday left a sleepy air over sun-drenched Skaramagas. The port-turned-refugee camp, in a western suburb of Athens, is made up of a grid of Isobox containers that house 3,300 refugees, laid out over an expanse of arid dirt — a floor plan that

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Extreme conditions: Temperatures and blood sugar escalate in camps

By Andie Ayala SKARAMAGAS, Greece –– There was a heat wave in southern Greece this week, with temperatures projected to climb as high as 111 degrees.  In the Skaramagas refugee camp outside the Greek capital of Athens,  hardly anyone was venturing outdoors. Kajji Dawd sat atop a mattress in her air-conditioned, solar-powered metal container, known

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