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Out of sight, out of mind? Violence continues on the anniversary of the Hungarian-Serbian border closure

This is a Migszol update from 5 August to 5 September. The month has been characterized by increasingly ruthless violence at the Serbian-Hungarian border, ever-growing aggressive propaganda against migrants of all kinds now that the national referendum is drawing closer, and the heated international relations between European states because of the insecure EU-Turkey deal. read more

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Refugees and vulnerable migrants in Europe

67. Humanitarian Exchange Magazine by Humanitarian Practice Network September 2016.
This edition of Humanitarian Exchange is dedicated to the humanitarian response to the influx of refugees and vulnerable migrants into Europe over the past year. read more

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Push-backs at the Greek-Macedonian border violating human rights

On 14 March 2016, more than 1500 refugees were collectively and summarily pushed back from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to Greece – an operation violating the fundamental rights which signatories to the European Convention on Human Rights purport to guarantee. One family and several individuals have decided to act against the violations they suffered and to claim their rights in front of the European Court of Human Rights. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei

Sette giorni all'inferno: diario di un finto rifugiato nel ghetto di Stato

Dormitori stracolmi. Dove la legge non esiste. Fabrizio Gatti è entrato, clandestino, nel Cara di Foggia. Dove oltre mille esseri umani sono tenuti come bestie. E per ciascuno le coop prendono 22 euro al giorno. read more

Language(s): Italienisch / Italiano
Region(s): Italien / Malta

Help to vulnerable on Lesvos wins Efi Latsoudi 2016 Nansen Award

Efi Latsoudi doesn’t keep fresh milk at home. With so much time spent helping refugees, there’s never chance to use it. “It’s dried, I hope that’s okay,” she says, apologetically, stirring powder into coffee.
Efi Latsoudi named as one of two winners of the 2016 Nansen Refugee Award for her tireless work helping refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos.
Read it online also here: read more

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Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei

Trafficking of Nigerian women into prostitution in Europe 'at crisis level'

The trafficking of Nigerian women from Libya to Italy by boat is reaching “crisis” levels, with traffickers using migrant reception centres as holding pens for women who are then collected and forced into prostitution across Europe.
UN says 80% of the Nigerian women who came to Italy by boat in the first half of 2016 will be trafficked into prostitution. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Italien / Malta, Europa, Afrika

Is Egypt the new gateway to Europe?

Why have fewer Syrians and more Africans and Egyptians embarked into the sea from the north coast of Egypt? Well into the summer, journalists continue to report that a new route has formed within Egypt, that “smugglers have adapted” to create a “new gateway to Europe.” read more

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Region(s): Nordafrika, Europa

Coast Guard Fired at Migrant Boats

European Border Agency documents show.
A collection of incident reports from Frontex, obtained by The Intercept, reveals a Greek and European tactic of using weapons to stop boats driven by suspected smugglers — and injuring or killing refugees in the process. read more

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Die Lebenden und die Toten

Vor einem Jahr erstickten 71 Flüchtlinge in einem Kühllaster auf einer Autobahn
nach Österreich. Die Rekonstruktion eines europäischen Massenmords. read more

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Passeurs d’hospitalites – The Newsletter

Migrants in Calais and at the borders, July 19 to August 14 2016
Summer 2015 - summer 2016: the number of migrants has tripled in Calais; evictions
evacuations, squats and camps destructions follow each other on the coast and inland, in Paris,
at the Italian border; the device of "respite centers" become Centers of Reception and
Orientation, enters in duration and develops, as a means to disperse the people rather than solve
the problems where they arise; the walls multiply, also deaths. In silence: this summer, migrants
are not attractive anymore.

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Trapped in transit

Refugees, migrants and asylum seekers locked up in Libya.
Since Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) launched search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean Sea last year, its teams have rescued more than 25,000 people from boats in distress. Regardless of their country of origin or their reasons for trying to reach European shores, almost everyone rescued from this stretch of water passed through Libya.
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Aufnahmebedingungen in Italien

Die Schweiz überstellt im Vergleich mit den europäischen Ländern mit Abstand am meisten Flüchtlinge nach Italien zurück. In Italien bestehen jedoch generelle Mängel im Aufnahmesystem. Anerkannte Flüchtlinge haben praktisch keine Chance auf ein sicheres Dach über dem Kopf, auf Arbeit und auf soziale Unterstützung.
Der neue SFH (Schweizerische Flüchtlingshilfe) - Italien-Bericht: Zur aktuellen Situation von Asylsuchenden und Schutzberechtigten, insbesondere Dublin-Rückkehrenden in Italien. read more

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Sea-watch Jahresbericht 19.Mai 2015 - 18.Mai 2016

Der erste Jahresbericht 2015-2016 von Sea-Watch ist erschienen! Als private Initiative gestartet, um weiteres Sterben von Menschen auf der Flucht im Mittelmeer zu verhindern, ist Sea-Watch e.V. nunmehr eine erfolgreiche Organisation in der zivilen Seenotrettung. Ihre Geschichte, Ziele und Missionen vom 19.5.2015 bis 18.5.2016 könnt ihr hier nachlesen. read more

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At the border

Report on monitoring of access to the procedure for granting international protection at border crossings in Terespol, Medyka, and Warszawa-Okęcie Airport. read more

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Drehscheibe Agadez

Die Hoffnung, in Libyen, Algerien oder Europa bessere Lebensbedingungen zu finden, treibt jede Woche mehrere tausend Menschen nach Agadez, Wüstenstadt im Niger und aktuelles Drehkreuz der westafrikanischen Migration. Agadez lebt davon. read more

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Hotspot Lesbos

Der Hotspot Moria auf der griechischen Insel Lesbos hat eine Aufnahmekapazität für 700 Personen, ist aber tatsächlich mit rund 3.500 Personen belegt. Die hier Angekommenen bleiben in der Regel zwischen 25 Tagen und zwei Monaten. read more

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Die zentrale Mittelmeerroute

Das Mittelmeer ist zum Massengrab geworden: Bis Ende Juli 2016 sind 3000 Menschen ertrunken, im Durchschnitt 14 pro Tag. Die Mehrheit von ihnen starb auf dem Weg von Libyen nach Italien, der weltweit gefährlichsten Fluchtroute. read more

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Hotspot stories from Europe's border

A response to testimony from an unaccompanied minor whose long journey culminated in a perilous boat journey, the author discusses Europe’s failure to address the rights of those it renders precarious. read more

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Region(s): Europäische Union, Europa

City Plaza: a way forward for the European ‘migration crisis’?

A novel migration and refugee accommodation project in Athens organised by refugee, student, and solidarity activists is offering crucial assistance where governments and international agencies are not. read more

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Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei, Europäische Union

Fleeing Europe?

Europe’s dire politics of deterrence is leaving people in a social and legal limbo while others consider escaping what they had previously believed to be a place of safety and rights. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Europäische Union, Europa