Asylum Island

Chios is a small island between Turkey and the Greek mainland that physically embodies a political division between Europe and the rest of the world. Through the testimony of those that live there and those that arrive seeking asylum. This episodes considers the wider phenomena of migration along with its shifting moral and legal status.

This episode features:

Michael Collyer

Reader in Geography at the University of Sussex

Paul Statham

Professor of Migration at the University of Sussex

Rachel Robinson

Policy Officer with Human Rights Group Liberty

Episode Producer: Laura Wright 
Episode Research by: Bibi Letts, Luke Wilson

Special Thanks to Pothiti 'Toula' Kitromilidi 
& the Chios Eastern Shore Response Team - CERST
As well as Bassam Alrish.  

Information on how to volunteer on Chios can be found at: