Moira Lavelle

Moira Lavelle

Moira Lavelle is an independent reporter based in based in Athens, Greece. She covers migration, borders, gender and language. 

Recent Stories

Displacement

Refugees caught in the middle of Greek-Turkish political standoff

Even before Turkey opened its borders for refugees and asylum-seekers to leave for Europe, the Greek island of Chios was an epicenter of tension over EU policies that made several Greek islands de facto holding sites for some 42,000 refugees and migrants. Erdoğan’s move only exacerbated those tensions. And refugees are caught in the middle. 

Refugees

Greece’s new asylum law ‘poses continuous traps’ for refugees

The law includes sweeping changes that narrow the criteria for eligibility for refugee status and introduces several stringent provisions that, if not strictly followed, would render one’s asylum’s application void. This is the latest in a series of measures taken by the government to crack down on asylum-seekers.

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