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Riot Turtle on #Lesvos: Total Chaos in #Moria

During the last days we spoke with a lot of people who are forced to live in the Moria refugee camp. Their stories are showing the total chaos in the Moria refugee camp.

We would like to thank Arash Hampay for this video.

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Taking a Shower at #Moria on #Lesvos: Christmas 2017 in #Europe

I arrived in the Moria camp in the early afternoon. It’s December the 25th and so its Christmas. Like always the smell of burning plastic was everywhere. While many people were celebrating the birth of a refugee in Bethlehem, who was born about 2000 years ago, I went to the Moria camp on Lesvos.

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Working on the Balkan Route: “I Can Still Here Croatian Cops Screaming ‘One line!’ in #Opatovac”

States and borders are dividing people. Dividing in them and us. When do we finally get rid of these tools of suffering and oppression? On December 17 I will travel to Lesvos, Greece, again and will stay there for almost a month. It seems a long time ago that I started working with refugees on the Balkan route, but actually its not. A little more than two years have past after I drove to Slovenia. A good friend wrote me in September 2015 about the situation on the Croatian/Slovenian border and asked me to come and support. A lot has happened since then…

Video by the author of this aricle, Riot Turtle, about the next campaign on Lesvos.

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Cops Destroy Tents of Refugees & Migrants in Snowy #Paris

In the middle of  the preparations for our stay on Lesvos, Greece, we want to remind you that the Greek islands are not the only places in Europe where refugees are suffering the inhuman treatment by EU member states. People are suffering illegal pushbacks and police violence in many European states. Last night cops destroyed tents of migrants and refugees in Paris, France. The violent treatment of refugees and migrants is increasing across Europe.

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Image: Refugees and migrants sleeping on the streets of Paris. Image by Facebook page Paris Refugee Ground Support

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#OpenTheIslands: Solidarity From #Wuppertal to #RefugeesGR on Greek Islands

People of the Cars of Hope collective will travel to Lesvos, Greece on December 17 to support refugees on the Greek island. Some of the Enough is Enough team will join them. Yesterday members of the collective organised an event in Wuppertal, Germany to provide information about the situation of refugees on Lesvos and other Greek islands. People also showed solidarity and demanded to #OpenTheIslands.

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Christmas Behind Barbed Wire – Cars Of Hope Supports Refugees on #Lesvos

On December 17th Cars of Hope activists from Wuppertal (Germany) and surrounding cities will head off to Greece to support refugees. Some of the Enough is Enough team will join them. The central work will take place on Lesvos. Part of the group will stay until mid-January 2018. Misery is even harder during the cold season, several people suffered a painful death due to extreme temperatures last year. And the supply situation remains more than poorly: refugees staying in Moria Camp are served food only once a day. With a capacity of 2000 people, Moria Camp is currently facing the challenge of supplying up to 5000. Other refugees live in one of two additional camps or are completely on their own.

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How YOU Can Help us to Support #RefugeesGR & Others

For about two years now, Cars of Hope supports refugees on the so-called Balkan route. In the past year mainly in Greece and Serbia, but before also in Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia. After the European borders were closed and a refugee camp in Idomeni (Greece, at the border with Macedonia) was evicted, the refugee topic disappeared out of German media, but their situation has worsened once more. The distress of the people is still omnipresent and bigger than ever before.

The work of cars of Hope on the Balkan route is energy-sapping. Because of this the activists regenerated in the last two months and prepared new actions to support refugees. In August and September they will drive to Greece again. The German activists will support refugees in Athens and at Lesvos.

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Interview: “Even When #Refugees Get Released From #Moria They Are Still Imprisoned”

Mohammed Harun Arsalai interviewed René Schuijlenburg of the Enough is Enough team. René is also a Cars of Hope activist and worked a lot on the Balkan route in the last two years.

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Solidarity with Life-Savers at Sea, Other Supporters and Refugees!

Statement of the German group Cars of Hope Wuppertal: Solidarity with Life-Savers at Sea, Other Supporters and Refugees!

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Image: Solidarity action in Ancona, Italy. Banner says: “Rescuing lifes is not a crime. Free the Iucenta.” Image by Twitter account: @MeltingPotEU

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Working With #Refugees on the Balkan Route “To Get Shit Done!”

Cars of Hope is a group from Wuppertal, Germany that works with refugees along the so called “Balkan route”. After more borders were closed in Europe, and the implementation of the EU/Turkey deal, a lot of things have changed. An interview with Cars of Hope activist René Schuijlenburg.

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#EIE #RefugeesGR: Supporting Refugees in #Greece and #Serbia

We are in Thessaloniki, Greece at the moment to support and work with refugees. Tomorrow we will travel to Serbia to continue our work with refugees there.

Image: The Softex refugee camp in Thessaloniki this morning.

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