The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing more inhumane Greek refugee policies. The revelation by the New York Times that Greece has secretly expelled more than 1,000 asylum seekers, abandoning many of them on inflatable life rafts in the Aegean Sea, is one example of this disturbing trend. Meanwhile, refugees are being locked inside Oinofyta refugee camp while Greece welcomes tourists and allows them to roam freely.
Masks and gloves play a vital role in protecting the public against contracting Covid-19. The growing concern PPE is its role in creating waste and damaging our environment. With daily life now accommodating to new health policies the more we throw away PPE the more we will have to deal with waste.
Across the world many humanitarians, as well as aid and health workers lose their lives trying to help the most vulnerable. The 19th of August is World Humanitarian Day, which honours and commemorates those aid workers who dedicated their lives to give protection and support those who need it most.