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History replaying: Greece and the policy of settling refugees

History replaying: Greece and the policy of settling refugees
Maria Rizou

Maria Rizou

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Maria Rizou is a third year Ph.D. student in Economic and Social History at King’s College London. Her research interests are in the broad area of refugee flows in 20th and 21st century. In her PhD research she focuses on migration policy as shaped by the United Nations, the European governments as well as the financial system. She does research in the archives of the Bank of England, Hambros Bank, National Bank of Greece, Bank of Greece and European Union, analyzing economic, political and diplomatic documents of the 20th century.
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We are living through the worst crisis of forced displacement since World War II. In 2010, some 10,000 people worldwide fled their homes every day, on average. Which sounds like a lot — until you consider that four years later, that number had quadrupled. The daily number of refugees arriving to Greek islands in 2015 […]

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