593: Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee

593: Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee

Aug 5, 2016
We return to Greece with stories of people trying to move on with their lives in whatever way they can. We meet a couple who fell in love even though they weren't expecting anything like that to happen, and even though her family didn't approve. We also meet a shopkeeper in a camp who's running what amounts to a cigarette charity. INTERACTIVE TOUR | PART ONE
How to Help: A list of some groups we interacted with directly while working on this week's show.

The refugee camps in Greece are in a crazy variety of places: an abandoned beach resort, an Olympic baseball stadium, a highway rest stop, the grounds of an old psychiatric hospital. We sent a group of architects and engineers to capture each camp so that you can take a tour to see how people live on the third base line.
  • A couple guys show off a pretty creative invention. (2 minutes)




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  • There are young single men and women at the camps, and there’s some flirting for sure. But usually it doesn’t seem to go very far. One of our producers Sean Cole met a couple camped out at a gas station. (14 1/2 minutes)Relationships

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  • People don’t have a lot of money in the refugee camps, and our producer Miki Meek went to see what that’s like at a camp that’s been built on the grounds of an abandoned psychiatric hospital. About 1,300 people are living there. They’re Yazidi, a religious minority from Iraq. (9 minutes)Iraq

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  • There’s a camp trying to set the gold standard for what refugee camps are to be. It’s in an actual beach vacation resort. Joanna Kakissis went there. (18 minutes)

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  • One night at L-M Village, a panic-struck man walked up to Robyn Semien from our staff. He said his wife had a medical problem. (16 minutes)

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  • Sean hit up this one piece of coverage that wasn’t like any of the others. He got a little obsessed with it. (13 minutes) Follow refugees.tv on Facebook.
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    • "Refugee", Tom Petty

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