1 Article by: Nikos Xypolytas

Professor Nikos Xypolytas is part of the sociology department at the University of the Aegean, focusing on migration and the importance of low-status work in migrant exclusion.

Overcrowded Refugee Camps Are Designed to Tell Us That Non-Europeans’ Lives Count for Less

The fire at Greece’s notorious Moria refugee camp left over 12,000 people without shelter, but the new camp built to replace it holds only 3,000. The deliberate overcrowding flies in the face of anti-COVID measures, but it also has a clear political message: asylum seekers’ lives are more dispensable than European citizens’.