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28.02.2020, The Guardian
"Indignation and a sense of preordained fate have gripped Lesbos as the Aegean island long on the frontline of the refugee crisis readies itself for possible new arrivals on its beaches following Turkey’s stated intention of no longer impeding access into Europe for migrants." read more
Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei
28.02.2020, La Provincia
Vecinos de Salinas del Matorral ayudan a los migrantes a salir de la barcaza y les dan comida y ropa. Una patera con un joven fallecido embarrancó a mediodía de ayer en una playa de callaos del barrio sureño de Salinas del Matorral, muy próximo a Castillo del Romeral. En la embarcación iban además 3 bebés, 10 niños y 16 mujeres subsaharianas, que superaron en número al de varones (8), un hecho del que apenas hay antecedentes read more
Language(s): Spanisch / Español
28.02.2020, Le Monde
Selon les médias turcs, la décision a été prise pendant un conseil de sécurité extraordinaire présidé par le chef de l’Etat, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Après la mort d’au moins trente-trois militaires turcs dans une frappe aérienne dans la région d’Idlib (nord-ouest de la Syrie) jeudi, Ankara a menacé l’Europe d’ouvrir la porte aux réfugiés syriens hébergés en Turquie. « Nous ne retiendrons plus ceux qui veulent se rendre en Europe », a déclaré, vendredi 28 mars, un haut responsable turc sous couvert d’anonymat. read more
Language(s): Französisch / Français
Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei, Europa
Since 2011, monitoring and observation of the situation, but also advocacy has been one of the core tasks of our sister association Borderline Sicilia Onlus. Arrivals, the situation of the centres, access to the asylum procedure are just some of the areas on which reports are published in three languages.
Here you will find information and a newsletter about the situation of refugees and migrants in Italy. We apologize - only in German language! This newsletter has been produced on behalf of PRO ASYL from 2009 -2017 by our Italian office and is published on the pages of Pro Asyl and borderline-europe. From 2017 December borderline-europe will produce the newsletter.read more
Recent attempts to criminalise sea rescuers show one thing above all: the entry of migrants should be prevented by all means. After the confiscation of the ship Iuventa owned by Jugend rettet, the ship Open Arms of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms has now also been confiscated and members of the crew are accused of "facilitating illegal migration". We demand a human response to migratory movements! As long as there are no safe escape routes, death in the Mediterranean will not stop either.read more
The aim of the project 'Bridges instead of walls – strategies against the stigmatisation of refugees' is to engage against discrimination based on origin and to stand together in solidarity. The project is realised in the period from October 2017 to March 2019 in cooperation of the partners Borderline Sicilia in Italy, Asyl in Not in Austria and borderline-europe e.V. in Germany.read more
Mosaik Support Center is a community space in the heart of Mytilene, the capital of the Greek island of Lesbos. It is focused on providing conditions for local integration of refugees living on Lesbos. The Mosaik Support Center offers educational services, legal and social support, and creative and physical activities. Coursework includes Greek, English, Arabic, Farsi, and other language classes; a Legal Service Center; and creative activities. With a framework of cultural and educational exchange in place, we hope to facilitate the social and economic integration process for refugees.read more
Since 2015, Proti Stassi is the first station for newly arrived refugees that land on the beaches from Korakas to Lagada in North-eastern Lesvos. From these beaches we organise, in cooperation with other volunteer groups, initial treatment and transport of refugees.read more
Eine Koalition von über 170 Organisationen aus der Zivilgesellschaft quer durch Europa wurde gebildet, um öffentlich für eine Änderung der Europäischen Migrationspolitik einzutreten: #WelcomingEurope!
SOS Méditerranée is an European humanitarian organization engaged in the "Search and Rescue" Missions (SAR) in the Mediterranean Sea.
As a civil society initiative, they set themselves the following tasks:
Fortress Europe is heavily barricaded - the new border in the south runs through the middle of the Sahara and claims lives not only in the Mediterranean Sea but also in the desert. The European Union is relying on a double strategy: diplomatic pressure on the Maghreb states for rigid control of the Mediterranean coast and extensive support packages as a reward. The consequences for people on the move are glaring: deportations from Tunisia to Libya - from Algeria to Niger - Morocco takes on migrants from Spain and deports them to West Africa - from where the people set off again to the north. This brochure is the result of a joint event with the Bildungswerk Berlin of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the cooperation with Alarme Phone Sahara and the Apuleius Foundation in Libya.
Language(s): Deutsch / German
At the European Union’s external borders in Croatia people are deprived of their right to seek protection in the EU. Pushbacks – the forced return of people – are exercised with life threatening brutality. The increasing use of firearms is the inevitable consequence of a policy that puts the protection of its borders above the protection of people.
Language(s): Englisch / English
Hamza Haddi and Mohamed Haddar were accused after their own escape of illegally transporting two other Moroccans, including the brother of Hamza Yassine Haddi, to Greece. They were also prosecuted for their own illegal entry. In addition, they were accused of acting for profit. The case of Hamza and Mohamed is not an isolated incident, but paradigmatic for another facet of European policy of closing borders and deterrence, where refugees and migrants are criminalised through the arbitrary application of anti-smuggling laws. The hearing took place on 04.02.20 in Komotini, Greece.
Language(s): Deutsch / German