Ukrainian Refugees in Medyka
The Polish border town of Medyka welcomes refugees from Ukraine. The town sits just over the Ukraine border in Poland, 85 kilometres west of Lviv, where an estimated 2 million people are waiting fearfully before deciding whether to escape. The town is the largest crossing point for refugees fleeing their shattered lives in Ukraine. Most of them need a place to pause, regroup and recover before moving on to other cities in Poland or beyond.
Since 2010, the Hellenic peninsula has been in an austerity regime, imposed by the European Union in agreement with the International Monetary Fund, as a condition for receiving the loans necessary to pay the expenses of the state, now unable to susta in itself independently. Policies, although Greek debt has decreased, have had a devastating effect on many levels, irreversibly changing the country's social and territorial development prospects. In recent years, Greece has also been the subject of an extraordinary exodus of migrants and refugees coming mainly from Syria and from North African countries upset by the various Arab springs.The dramatic socio-economic condition of Greece, associated with the need to relate to phenomena of world, have meant that in the Hellenic peninsula an unprecedented historical situation has been created, capable of showing all the gaps and contradictions brought about by the current concept of the European Union.
In the history of the human species one of the key factors in determining the evolution of peoples has been the presence of geographical barriers between populations. Mountains, oceans and deserts limited the sharing of knowledge and technology, slowing the progress of certain areas of the world over others. That same history saw men seeking solutions to overcome those natural barriers and at the same time building artificial ones: walls to defend ourselves from whom we identify as enemy, from whom might weaken us and undermine our identity. After thousands of years, these two thrusts -of research for progress and conservation- they are unchanged. Under a wall at the center of political debate, who they are, what they live and what they choose the true protagonists of a no men's land.
John, member of the Warrior Society Gang, while driving his car in the Tohono O'Odham Native reservation. The warrior society is a Native American gang that protects the interests of the struggling native communities around the United States. The Tohono O'Odham reservation is located in the Sonoran desert, along the border with Mexico and has been accused of cooperating in human and drug smuggling. with the Mexican cartels. The growing tension between federal authorities and the Native community brought to the creation of two permanent checkpoints to access and exit the natives lands. United States, 2018