March 18, 2020. It happened as it was to be expected: Four years of standing on the sidelines have resulted in a catastrophe. 40,000 human beings, penned up in hopelessly overcrowded EU-hotspot centres like Moria on Lesvos Island, living under squalid living and hygienic conditions, will soon face the deadly disease.Continue reading #RefugeesWelcome! Don’t shoot! Stop Europe’s trend towards fascism!
March 25, 2020. German NGO Mission Lifeline reported today that there was no water in the Moria camp today. While European governments advice their population to wash their hands again and again to protect themselves for a coronavirus infection, they leave refugees in the overcrowded camps on the Greek islands alone. Several NGO’s and European doctors demand to bring refugees to safety immediately.Continue reading #SOSMoria, #Lesvos: Emergency call by European Doctors – “If Europe looks away now, this situation could escalate to become a medical disaster”
Greece. March 23, 2020. While the Corona crisis is keeping Europe in suspense, the suffering of those seeking international protection and the humanitarian disaster at Europe’s borders are fading into the background. In Camp Moria on Lesbos alone, designed for a maximum of 3,000 people, over 20,000 people are currently living without adequate access to water, basic hygiene facilities and medical care. To counteract the spread of COVID-19 and its disastrous effects in good time, the people on the Greek islands must receive immediate medical assistance, and overcrowded refugee camps must immediately be evacuated. The cruise ships which are idly moored in European ports offer the best conditions for this.Continue reading #Seawatch: Send decommissioned cruise ships to evacuate camps in Greece
Edirne. Turkey. March 18, 2020. A group from our Association traveled to Edirne on March 7, 2020, to witness the terrible situation of refugees at the border and to distribute supplies contributed by our volunteers and supporters.Continue reading Report from the Turkish-Greek border #Edirne
Lesvos. Greece. March 19. Since its election on an anti-immigrant platform, the ruling New Democracy party in Greece has publicly pushed for the establishment of closed detention centres for migrants who enter the country from Turkey, with the intention of their eventual deportation to Turkey or their country of origin.
After facing months of obstacles, including the opposition of human rights groups, local communities and governments across the Aegean islands to the construction of these closed structures, recent measures taken ostensibly to control the spread of COVID-19 are paving the way to the mass detention of migrants in Lesvos.
Coronavirus. Italy. March 18. Statement by CLAP – Camere del Lavoro Autonomo e Precario.Continue reading #COVID19: What is the “quarantine basic income”?
Call for a banner action on March 12, 2020, in solidarity with migrants in Greece and the EU outer borders.Continue reading Solidarity with persons seeking protection in greece and the eu external borders – March 21: International Day Against #Racism
Greece. Evros. March 7, 2020. News about people being shot by Greek border guards on the Greek-Turkish land border appear with increasing frequency.Continue reading Shootings and Hunting – The Fascistisation of the European Border Regime
March 12, 2020. New aggression between Turkey and Greece. Information on measures against spread of corona in Italy and Greece. Still 500 people held on naval vessel in Greece without access to asylum system and in inhumane conditions. Deportations from Germany to Afghanistan.Continue reading Updates from the ground in #Edirne – #Coronavirus Updates in #Greece and #Italy
Amsterdam. Netherlands. Call for a demonstration against the war on migrants in the Greek border area on March14, 2020.Continue reading #Amsterdam, March 14: Demo against the war on migrants – Borders Kill!