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Fires in Australia are estimated to have burned 107,000 square kilometers, nearly the size of mainland Greece (132,049). 28 people died and more than a billion animals killed in wildfires that have been burning the country since autumn 2019.
The map shows a three-dimensional representation of the locations most affected by the fires as NASA tracks them in satellite images. The highest column represents 18,424 fires covering an area of approximately 2,500 square kilometers from October 1st, 2019 to January 6th, 2020.
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A heavily pregnant Afghan woman set herself on fire, after hearing her transfer to Germany was postponed again. The act was viewed as “a cry for help” by many. The woman had been living in Lesbos’ infamous camps for over a year.
We sat down for a long discussion with the researcher of the Institute of Labor for the phneomenon “Manolada”, the realities of migrant workers in Greece, and the challenges that the pandemic brought -and will bring- not only to the agricultural production, but the rights of the ones ensuring it.
Solomon Interviews are in-depth conversations about human rights issues and current events with experts from various fields, who offer their perspectives, based on their on-the-ground experience.
With more than 12.000 pageviews in a single weekend, and hundreds of shares on Facebook and Twitter, our reporting on the “Millions in funding at stake for refugee housing” became the most read article at Solomon.
2020 was the year the government vowed to “put NGOs in order” and millions were controversially allocated to tackle the issue. Funding was even granted to NGOs that did not meet the criteria set by the government.
What happens to asylum seekers when they manage to escape the inhumane conditions in which they live in the Reception and Identification Centers on the Greek islands? How do they experience the legislative changes regarding the asylum status, but also the restrictions they place on NGOs?