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#NoBorders: Two refugee children shot by Croatian police

The violence of Croatian cops continues to increase. Today we saw refugees with bruises and plaster again. On May 30 Croatian cops shot at a van with refugees inside. Seven people had to be treated in hospital, two of them were children and remain under intensive care.

Published by Enough is Enough. Written by Riot Turtle.

Are You Syrious reported that: “Croatian police officers have shot two refugee children while trying to stop a van that was smuggling 29 people from Bosnia to Croatia. The incident happened on Croatian soil, near Donji Lapac in Zadar county. While the smuggler ran away, two children and several wounded adults were transferred to Zadar hospital, where one child with facial gunshot wounds had urgent surgery and had to be transferred to Zagreb hospital for the additional reconstructive surgery of the jaw and face. According to medical sources, there were 15 children in the van — the youngest being seven years old. In total, seven people ended up in the hospital. Both children, aged 12, had facial wounds from the gunfire and remain under intensive care.”

The European border closures kill at sea, but the closed borders on the European continent are also dangerous for people. Again many people were pushed back from Croatia to Bosnia and again many people arrived with bruises and broken bones because of police violence by the Croatian police. The hospital in the Bosnian border town Velika Kladuša has increasing problems to cope with the amount of people that come back with injuries.

During the past days and today we, the Cars of Hope Collective, Team Kladuša and No Name Kitchen, continued our work to remove rubbish from two containers and with the reconstruction of the containers to create an emergency shelter for vulnerable people in Velika Kladuša (Bosnia). Many people still sleep in the open air so activists and locals here are also supplying tents, but also things like shoes, clothes, food and many other things that people need.

If you want to support the work of Cars of Hope and SOS Team Kladuša, you can support the crowdfunding campaign of Cars of Hope and SOS Team Kladuša or donate directly by PayPal, bank transfer, or bitcoins:

Mutual Aid: Support Refugees in Bosnia

Support the work with refugees in Bosnia.


Bank transfer:

Bank: Volksbank im Bergischen Land

Name of account holder: Hopetal e.V.

IBAN: DE51 3406 0094 0002 9450 87



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