A new report from the Women’s Refugee Commission documents deteriorating conditions for refugees trapped in Greece. Host Jeb Sharp speaks with reporter Jeanne Carstensen in Lesbos.
As fans cheered on Team Refugee in Rio, thousands of refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere suffered epidemics of scabies and dysentery in derelict Olympic stadiums in Athens.
Persecuted by ISIS, chased out of Iraq, the Yazidis have suffered a lot. And that was before they got to Greece, where other refugees, mostly Muslims, are still persecuting them.
How the deliberate medical neglect of over 50,000 migrants trapped in Greece is creating a health care catastrophe.
Beginning in April this year, Greece began deporting asylum seekers. Many of the deportees are Pakistani, in contradiction to the 1951 Refugee Convention.
On the first night of Ramadan, residents of the informal tent camp at Piraeus port in Athens line up for special meals to break their fast.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with journalist Jeanne Carstensen from Athens about how Muslim refugees are spending this year's Ramadan inside of migrant camps.
Before police cleared the Idomeni refugee camp in Greece last month, photographer Jodi Hilton met girls like Zeyneb, 13, waiting to reunite with their mothers who had already made it to Europe. Hilton's photos tell their stories.
Pakistani immigrants trying to reach Northern Europe face many risks along the way and upon arrival. In Greece, they face possibility of imprisonment, deportation and poverty.
The month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan began this week. In a camp of about 800, refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan celebrate with what little they have.
A Syrian immigrant made bread to sell under a railroad car at Idomeni Camp. Refugees were evicted last week. Now all that remains from the bakery are pieces of charred wood.
Over the next few weeks Idomeni camp as it is known now will fade away. It will be emptied. But the trauma of this crisis, both for Greece and the refugees, will not be so easily healed.