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Migrants in the camp have endured months of lockdowns as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with access severely restricted.

A UK-based 26-year-old refugee girl with a prosthetic leg is participating in a campaign that has already raised over $80,000 to aid refugee camps.

Fighting to protect refugees in Europe amid Covid-19

Keira Dignan

Fighting to protect refugees in Europe amid Covid-19

New groups are mobilising across Europe to demand an evacuation of refugee camps as the Covid-19 pandemic makes already bad conditions for asylum-seekers untenable.

'Catastrophe is coming': Disaster looms for Greek refugee camps

Arash Yousufi and Keira Dignan

'Catastrophe is coming': Disaster looms for Greek refugee camps

Life for refugees in Greece is already fraught with uncertainty and hardship, but fears have spiralled since the coronavirus pandemic reached ...

Turkey deploys police to prevent Greece pushing back refugees

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey deploys police to prevent Greece pushing back refugees

Turkey has deployed 1,000 police on its border with Greece to prevent Greek forces pushing back refugees.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai, Arash Yousufi and Qusay Noor

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Chaotic scenes of families choking over plumes of tear gas, and grizzly images of the death of one Syrian refugee have brought the plight of refugees back into international spotlight.

The New Arab & agencies

Refugees head to Turkish-Greek border after Turkey 'opens gates'

Hundreds of refugees have arrived at the Turkish-Greek border following reports that Turkey had "opened the gates" to Europe after 34 Turkish ...

Matt Broomfield

The abusive NGO with a stranglehold on refugees' lives

Investigation: Refugees on Lesvos say volunteers use promises of food, clothes and WiFi to coerce the vulnerable into converting to ...

Marta Bellingreri

The struggle of refugee women across the sea

Feature: Women escaping war-torn countries to enter Europe for a better life are faced with many calamities, suffering the fate of all refugees ...

Investigation: Coercive 'voluntary' deportations leave refugees trapped in jail

Matt Broomfield

Investigation: Coercive 'voluntary' deportations leave refugees trapped in jail

Exclusive: A scheme to repatriate refugees whose asylum bids have been rejected amounts to bullying and bribing desperate people to return to ...

Mimi Bekhechi

Why PETA is using­ fur coats to save lives

Comment: We can't right the wrongs of the fur industry, but we can ensure some good comes of garments made from these tormented animals, writes ...

Queer refugees on <em>Lesvos</em> are crying out for help

Matt Broomfield

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with LGBTQI+ refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos to learn of their experience in the Moria refugee ...

‘Racist and illegal’ fast-track deportations target refugees in Greece

Matt Broomfield

‘Racist and illegal’ fast-track deportations target refugees in Greece

In-depth: The Greek authorities are deporting migrants on the Greek islands to Turkey in an expedited process - raising concerns over ...

Call to end 'abysmal conditions' for refugees in Greece

The New Arab

Call to end 'abysmal conditions' for refugees in Greece

A group of humanitarian organisations sent an open letter to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsiparis, demanding the government revokes its policy ...

Refugees riot as tensions in Greek camps boil over

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

Refugees riot as tensions in Greek camps boil over

The pressure building on refugees stuck on Greek islands was bound to show eventually, reports Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

Sana Uqba

#StarvingForHumanity: Syrian refugees launch hunger strike in Greek camp

Twelve Syrian refugees, mainly from the Kurdish community, have launched a hunger strike in a Greek island migrant camp where they say they have been neglected and ignored for months.

Katja Lihtenvalner

Desperate conditions in Greece's migration jails, despite reform promises

Investigation: Denial of medical treatment has led to deaths and miscarriages as those desperately seeking refuge from war are locked up in ...

The New Arab

Refugees in Europe battle to survive deadly winter

Snow storms and sub-zero temperatures have left at least six refugees dead as aid agencies make an urgent plea to help thousands of people ...

The New Arab

Refugee foil blankets used to create 'new EU flag'

A 'new EU flag' has been created by art students from metallic foil blankets used by refugees in the Greek island of Lesvos.

Isn't it funny? Beirut's clown activists tackle serious issues

Karim Traboulsi

Isn't it funny? Beirut's clown activists tackle serious issues

A group of Lebanese performers are using farce to highlight the country's chronic crises - but also to cheer up vulnerable people affected by ...

The New Arab

China's Ai Weiwei pulls works from Denmark

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said he would withdraw from two exhibitions in Denmark to protest against a law that included rules on ...

Europe: Female migrants, refugees 'face violence and sexual harassment'

The New Arab & agencies

Europe: Female migrants, refugees 'face violence and sexual harassment'

Women and girl refugees and migrants coming into Europe from places like Iraq and Syria face sexual violence on their journey, including from ...

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