Tag Archives: host community

This is Moria…

By Erika Frydenlund and Luz Diaz  Lesbos, Greece has been in the global news stream regularly since the 2015 refugee crisis when the island was inundated with boats upon boats of people crossing the Mediterranean from Turkey to seek a better, safer life in Europe. Before the EU-Turkey Statement in March 2016, the refugees landed […]

“Why does the media keep showing those same pictures?” A Greek host community’s ongoing struggle

By Erika Frydenlund The storybook setting of Molyvos, on the serene island of Lesvos, Greece, makes it easy to overlook the profound changes to the community wrought by the Syrian refugee crisis. Narrow cobblestone roads wind dramatically up the hillside, and small restaurants boast spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and the shores of Turkey […]