Our friends from Frontex constantly come up with great new ideas to polish up their — let’s say ‘damaged’ — image, and it is very very hard to stay serious.
Latest idea: A photo contest!
Frontex officers and staff are invited to send in pictures to “showcase how people from all around Europe work together at EU external borders for the benefit of European citizens”. The pictures are meant to accompany Europe Day on May 9, “a celebration of peace and unity across the EU”.
Latest idea: A photo contest!
Apr 13 · 6 min read
Libyan authorities have released one of the country’s most wanted human traffickers less than four months after his arrest in Tripoli.
Abdel-Rahman Milad, who was sanctioned by the U.N. Security Council, walked free on Sunday, following a decision by prosecutors late last month, they said.
Milad, better known by his alias Bija, was seen after his release in his hometown of Zawiya in western Libya, where he had commanded a coast guard unit.
The officials did not reveal more details. …
The officials did not reveal more details. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
More pushbacks involving Bulgarian, Greek and Turkish authorities. Sea-Eye’s Alan Kurdi is free again. Attempted breakout from Milan’s CPR. Continued evictions in Calais and Grande-Synthe and much more…
This weekend protests were planned in the Canary islands. On Friday, however, local authorities banned the demonstration organised for the following day in Tenerife, the island that hosts more than 1,000 people in the largest camp of the archipelago, Las Raices.
Apr 10 · 10 min read
The world has been turned upside-down by Covid-19 while people are still struggling with climate crisis, racism and global poverty. As in every global crisis, the most affected groups are the most disadvantaged. Covid-19 is having a powerful and negative impact on unemployment, violence against women, poverty and human rights all over the world. In Turkey, people on the move have been one the most affected groups, as happens far too often.
After the first Covid-19 case in March 2020, Turkey began implementing prevention measures. The situation for people on the move has become even more ‘fragile’ during the pandemic…
In the past month and a half, seven people have drowned off the coast of Melilla. Tragically, the most recent victim was barely 18. He had recently been expelled from the reception centre upon his 18th birthday.
MS came to Melilla from Morocco when he was still a child. Like many other minors, he started out in a reception centre, then slept in the Plaza de Toros after he was kicked out. His friends and companions are grieving his death even as they themselves face many dangers sleeping rough in Melilla. Those who knew him describe him as a quiet…
Europe is increasingly speeding up deportations, opening up new ways of leaving people without protection and putting people in unimaginable positions of either flying off to danger and constant fear, or staying in permanent deportation detention. More and more voices are rising against this.
Around 350 people showed up to the protest at Berlin airport as people attempted to block the deportation charterflight.
Despite blockades at the Schönefeld deportation prison and the road leading to the airport, the flight could not be prevented, NoBorder Assembly Berlin reported. …
Daily news digests from the field, mainly for volunteers and refugees on the route, but also for journalists and other parties.