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My Newsweek Middle East article on Kos Island volunteer efforts

The full article is here:

http://newsweekme.com/to-uphold-an-oath/

“…Of course, even with the belated construction of an all-in-one reception and processing center, more challenges are likely to arise for the island in the coming months. After all, as it is currently conceived, the repatriation of families and individuals will now have to be managed in Kos for all of those who fail to obtain refugee status.

Will people willingly agree to go back to Turkey, after months of hardship and spiralling costs? Will Turkey agree to effectively take back unsuccessful applicants that haven’t made it through? And what will happen to unaccompanied children from countries where refugees are not eligible for asylum?…”

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

October 28, 2015 at 11:34 am

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