Proti Stassi

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, small comforts and transport. There they can rest, change and warm up, have tea and if needed medical and sanitary care. Eventually internet will also be available so people can contact their families. Bus transport is arranged from our former cheese factory to the nearby transit camp, run by Doctors Without Borders. Unfortunately, a large influx of people would make further transport unlikely. For this reason we are working on an accommodation area in another part of the factory.

Proti Stassi has from the start concentrated on working together with the local people. By setting up Borderline Lesvos, this will be fully implemented. Despite an ongoing crisis, employing locals is a positive change for the community for many reasons. First of all, to have a mutual understanding in interactions with the refugees. Secondly, we hire local people to work and we buy our supplies in the village. That way we support, in a small way, Greece in these times of crisis as well as helping with the refugee problem. The implementation of this method will evolve into a permanent structure supported by the locals.

In the meantime, we take part in a steady system comprised of land and sea operating NGOs. Seawatch and Cadus preform the sea rescue in this region. On land it is the volunteer group CK Team and Doctors Without Borders which organise transport to and from Proti Stassi respectively. This cooperation sets the base of assistance for the refugees. We are happy and proud to be present at the first station. It is a feeling reflected through our work every day.

 

More information and curret topics can be found here www.protistassi.com

 

To support borderline-lesvos:

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IBAN: DE54 4306 0967 4005 7941 02
BIC: GENODEM1GLS
GLS Bank Bochum

 

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Monitoring opaque EU-ad hoc relocation from the Sea to the Cities

As a consequence of the Italian Ministry of the Interior's measures to block the arrival of people rescued from distress at sea, an EU ad hoc distribution mechanism was adopted in Malta in September 2019. With our new project, we are monitoring and documenting the implementation of these measures together with Sea Watch, borderline Sicilia and the Refugee Council. We demand the stop of security checks by the German Secret Service in Italy and Malta. Relocation cannot take place without the people's consent to the country of destination and the guaranteed right to stay.

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Situation of refugees and migrants in Italy

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.

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Criminalisation of migration and solidarity

Migration and solidarity with people on the move is being increasingly criminalised. Resisting this criminalisation is a central part of our work. We research and document socio-political developments and cases of criminalisation. In doing so, we provide concrete support for those affected and inform and sensitize a broad public in the form of information materials, public events and campaigns.

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Central Mediterranean Info

borderline-europe started in March 2019 to put together information about the situation in the Central Mediterranean Sea for internal research reasons. In 2020 we decided to publish these info-letters.

Only available in English.

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Sahara: Externalisation of the EU Borders

The 9 million square kilometres of the Sahara now form an externalised border of the European Union. Push-backs, quarantine camps, military patrols and checkpoints in an area without infrastructure are supposed to ensure that the border becomes insurmountable. Who still dares to move can face easily death. We document human rights violations against people on the move in the Sahara.

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