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Human Rights, Inhumane Wrongs: An Interpreter’s Voice

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posted on 2022-10-05, 13:14 authored by Marie GillespieMarie Gillespie, Anonymous Contributor

A.S. is an interpreter, formerly an Afghan asylum-seeker, who has lived in camps on Lesvos before gaining status as a refugee and working as an interpreter on the island. In this digital story, A.S. recounts the ‘bare life’ experiences of asylum-seekers living in inhumane conditions in Moria 2 – the camp that was set up after Europe’s largest refugee camp burned down in September 2020 as the pandemic unfolded. A.S. has listened to countless tragic testimonies of asylum-seekers about their in ability to access services or to stay safe during the pandemic- and the difficulty of sustaining hope in a heartless world. His question is clear – Human Rights exist to prevent inhumane wrongs – so do the rights of those living in Moria 2 not matter – do their lives not matter?


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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