From the ashes of Moria refugee camp to a new migration system?
On the 8th September 2020, Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesvos burned down. It is a humanitarian catastrophe in a camp designed to host around 3,000 people, but was hosting 13,000 people when the fire broke out. The immediate priorities for the Greek government are to find housing, water and food for the homeless migrants and refugees. The local community is reacting to reconstruction efforts. This catastrophe highlights the need for a coordinated and long-term plan from the EU to effectively manage the migration governance system. As the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson promised there should be “no more Morias”.
Date: 18 November 2020, 16:00 (Wednesday, 6th week, Michaelmas 2020)
Venue: Zoom webinar
Speakers: Elźbieta Goździak (Adam Mickiewicz University), Franck Düvell (Osnabrück University)
Organising department: European Studies Centre
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Host: Foteini Kalantzi (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Part of: SEESOX
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Audience: Public
Editor: Julie Adams