They flee their countries because of violence and persecution. Once in Europe, they face discrimination again. “We have been repeating that for years: the camps are not a safe place for LGBTQI+ asylum seekers.”
First rain in “Moria 2.0”
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A new refugee camp on Samos is almost ready. Nobody knows if it will be an open or a closed facility. One thing is for sure, though: the prospect of confinement in the middle of nowhere leads to the deterioration of asylum seekers’ mental health.
N. Paleologos: “We owe it to their painful experiences, to tell their stories as honestly as possible”
Two photojournalists, Chrysoula Patsou and Nikos Palaiologos, discuss their projects during the refugee crisis, talk about the photojournalist’s mission as a “chronicler of History”, and comment on the challenges that the freedom of press faces in Greece.
Diana Takacsova’s photography stresses the role of the essential workers who are frequently trapped outside the formal system, juxtaposing it with the intensified land use and the inadequate living and labour conditions present in the Alentejo region.
The agricultural sector in Greece employs about 528,000 farmers, 12% of the total labor force, and is based on small, family-run holdings, dispersed throughout Greece’s countryside. This, at least, is what’s commonly presented.
Up to 10,000 migrant agricultural workers live in makeshift camps in the strawberry fields of Ilia, which produce the “red gold” that generates tens of millions of euros in exports. While the Greek state remains indifferent, the number of workers is expected to increase, as production is projected to skyrocket by 2025, covering approximately 6,200 acres.