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FEATURING AMIE WILLIAMS, SHAFI, KARIME, and ADELE QIAS – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras is under pressure to hold snap elections after his Syriza party lost big in recent Parliamentary elections. Although Tspiras’s term ends in October, he is hoping snap elections will salvage some political power before then. Among the issues at stake is the fate of refugees who have become political scapegoats in European nations like Greece.

Today we go to Athens for a special report on Afghan refugees in Greece.

Amie Williams, journalist and filmmaker, Shafi Qias, clothing designer, refugee from Afghanistan, Karime Qias, aspiring poet and filmmaker, refugee from Afghanistan, Adele Qias, high school student, refugee from Afghanistan

Watch the short film Under the Lemon Tree:

UNDER THE LEMON TREE from GlobalGirl Media on Vimeo.

Find out more about the crowdfunding efforts of the Qias sisters to secure a home for themselves:  https://gogetfunding.com/a-home-in-athens-♡-♡-♡/

Sign Amnesty’s petition for women refugees in Greece:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2018/10/refugee-women-in-greece/#tendemands

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