Spatiality of Refugee Populations in Greece
The current refugee crisis in Europe has shown several attempts to map the housing sites for refugee and asylum seekers populations across Europe. Our contribution lies in the focus on hotspot islands in Greece where the majority of asylum-seeking newcomers are held up until their asylum application is resolved. We draw the data from several sources and combine them with testimonies of local key respondents collected in late 2019. Our results suggest that the Lesvos island has failed to maintain the UNHCR criterion for personal space in a refugee camp and reveal the new shift in urban geographies towards more immigrant centers and more Greek outskirts.
Keywords - Greece, Asylum, Refugee Camp, Asylum Governance, Asylum Seeker