Tsavkko Garcia, Raphael
Publication year: 2021

Life in a refugee camp is an unimaginable horror.

It’s the reality of thousands of people who fled war-torn countries, poverty, hunger and sometimes death. Greek refugee camps are often overpopulated, with scarce access to water, heat, food, or toilets, set up over contaminated soil. They are the closest thing to hell on Earth.

The pandemic worsened camps on several fronts. There has been a serious uptick in surveillance technologies administered to refugees since the pandemic started. Not only are refugees detained in inhumane conditions, but they are also subjected to strict surveillance inside and outside the camps, serving as guinea pigs for authoritarian technologies that are then used on the general population.

There are plans to increase and implement such invasive and often harmful tech on everyone.

Full article at Newsweek’s website. Date of publication: 28/04/2021.

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