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:

borderline-europe e.V.
IBAN: DE54 4306 0967 4005 7941 02
BIC: GENODEM1GLS
GLS Bank Bochum

 

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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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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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Migrants in Sicily - the monitoring project of Borderline Sicilia Onlus and borderline-europe


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.

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Sea rescue is not a crime

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Bridges instead of walls – strategies against the stigmatisation of refugees

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.

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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, initial treatment and transport of refugees.

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