Sunday, November 13, 2016

The refugee crisis and the Greeks: One year on
Robert Tomaszewski
Greece is in a state of mutual xenophobia one year into the peak of the crisis.  some greeks "feel as though they live in a foreign country or that refugees have no respect for Greece." according to Aljazeera.
On the Island of Lesbos, Maria Makeogianni owns a restaurant that for six months has fed refugees for free. She said "I have never been afraid of the immigrants or the foreign people. I am afraid of the Greeks," She has been shunned by her neighbors for helping the immigrants and she no longer gets customers in her restaurant. Immigrants are being blamed for the economic downturn in the island which is only serving to fuel xenophobia.

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