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Covid Chronicles: "Our camp is on fire"

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posted on 2022-11-29, 16:19 authored by Ahmad Al-rashidAhmad Al-rashid

The Fire: Samos Refugee Camp in Greece, May 2020

The following video was shared with us by a refugee contributor based in Samos refugee camp, Greece.  Tragic fires broke out in May 2020, during the height of the pandemic. The captions that accompany these videos were shared with us via WhatsApp and explain the situation in the camp.

''The situation was horrible before the fire. This is now mad worse with this fire. People are being rounded up and asked to gather in the main square of the camp. I don't know what social distancing is and if we ever hear of it. It doesn't apply here. Here it is about distancing yourself from disease that is all voer the camp''


This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and The Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers & undocumented migrants.

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