• When Brussels met the refugees

    Refugees on the way to a demonstration at Schuman roundabout in Brussels. (Photo by Ginger Hervey)

    Refugees on the way to a demonstration at Schuman roundabout in Brussels. (Photo by Ginger Hervey)

    By Ginger Hervey for POLITICO

    It was really the rain that made things confusing.

    “Two days ago this was all dry,” Lou Kacen said Monday, gesturing to the ankle-deep mud and the people squelching through it. Flimsy wooden pallets, donated to the refugee camp for construction, had been laid down over the most treacherous corners of Parc Maximilien. Already they were sinking into the ground. Kacen, a Brussels native, shook her head.

    “That’s Belgium.”

    No one complained about the weather, though. The roughly 1,000 tenants of Brussels’ largest refugee camp, where Kacen is a volunteer, could complain about a lot of things before rain made the list.

    Read the full story on POLITICO Europe.

    ----------Posted on September 16, 2015 by in Student Work

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