In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Eleni Makkas speaks with Georgia Arapidou about the refugee situation in Greece after the EU-Turkish Agreement (2016), told from the perspective of a Greek asylum lawyer.
Georgia Arapidou is a legal counselor and attorney for the Association for the Social Support of Youth (Arsis). Arsis`s work is centered on immigrant and refugee youth. The NGO provides legal and psychosocial aid to young people, deals with asylum cases and exploitation in the workplace. Arapidou is based in Arsis`s Youth Support Center in Athens that has been operating since 2014. Arsis has recently been intervening in refugee camps and immigrant detention fascilities so as to register asylum-seekers and provide legal aid to unaccompanied minors.