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Some must reads

English 16 Greek prosecutors investigate 147 pushbacks Greek (translation via Browser possible) From the Ministry of Immigration, Turkey is designated a safe third country for Syrians, Afghans, Pakistanis, Bangladeshi and Somalis.  German Eine unserer treuen Helferinnen und Vorstandsmitglied vom OHF, Fanny Oppeler, berichtet: “Nach sechs Monaten auf Lesbos: Wie abnormal normal es hier ist” Im Elend des

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Some interesting articles…

The Guardian writes on how EU states cooperate to illegally push back asylum seekers at their Schengen borders.  ILGA published their annual review of the human rights situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people in Greece, covering the year 2020.  Der Spiegel has uncovered how close the European Union’s border agency Frontex works together with the Libyan coast guard. 

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Closed camps, Frontex, Filmschool

English:  Closed Camps “The European Union has announced a quarter-billion euros in funding for five new refugee camps on Greek islands, including on Lesbos. Some are worried the new site will not improve conditions for migrants on the island”, reports The World. Read the whole background on the closed camps here:  https://www.pri.org/stories/2021-04-06/island-prison-migrants-say-plan-refugee-camp-lesbos-too-isolating?akid=280.125262.R_r7RR&rd=1&t=15 Missing children “Between 2018

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Important articles

Refugee Support Aegean (RSA) has published a timeline of all the 2020 illegal pushbacks at sea. Greece still refutes these claims, and calls the footage “allegations”. Frontex is still being examined by the EU’s anti-fraud institution OLAF. The Council of Europe’s Anti Torture Committee called on Greece to act to prevent pushbacks. 

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Interesting articles of this month

Notes of despair In the ashes of Moria a note book of social workers was found. Its content reveals the sad reality of their everyday work in the safe zone for unaccompanied minors.  Greece Is Weaponizing the Coronavirus Vice reports from Chios in full, striking details. European Money for Closed Camps SamosToday reports on the EU financing the camps. A

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Pressemitteilung: Organisierte Gewalt gegen Geflüchtete auf Lesbos

„Eine Sonntagnacht im Frühling auf Lesbos, die Angst macht. Angst, dass Angriffe auf Menschen, die ihr Grundrecht auf Asyl in Anspruch nehmen, zur Normalität werden könnten.“ Die Situation auf Lesbos und den anderen griechischen Inseln ist seit dem 20. März 2016, mit dem Inkrafttreten des EU-Türkei-Abkommens, eine Ausnahmesituation. Menschen, die Asyl beantragen wollen, werden in

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