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About Fotini Rantsiou

Fotini Rantsiou is an independent humanitarian advisor and researcher, in Lesvos, Greece since July 2015, contributing to a number of UK and US university research programmmes on the refugee situation in Greece, and leading assessments and field work for major humanitarian organizations around Greece. She has volunteered for the past two years in different roles, including paralegal work and initial assistance on the beaches. Before 2015, she worked with the UN and the EU in the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Africa. See her writing here: fotinirantsiou.com.

Articles by Fotini Rantsiou

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Winterization in Kara Tepe camp, Lesvos

Depending so highly on a single donor makes UNHCR the operational arm of the EU’s shortsighted policies. This is the third winter for UNHCR in Greece...

Punish the smuggler or reward the smuggler? Recent refugee arrivals in Greece

As its northern and western neighbours close their doors to asylum seekers through policies, borders and distance, Greece continues to welcome them to the best of its ability.

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