03. Januar 2018 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Refugees in Greece reflect on another year of waiting“ · Kategorien: EU, Griechenland, Schengen Migration, Türkei · Tags: ,

Al Jazeera | 02.01.2018

by Patrick Strickland

Athens, Greece – Closed borders, racism, xenophobic attacks, rejected asylum applications, poverty and lengthy waits.

These experiences are what many refugees and migrants in Greece say defined 2017 for them.

More than 60,000 refugees and migrants are trapped in Greece due to sealed borders across the so-called Balkan route and the March 2016 deal between Turkey and the European Union, which was sculpted to stem the flow of displaced people to Europe.

That deal has been roundly condemned by rights groups and watchdogs.

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03. Januar 2018 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Israel to tell African migrants: leave or face indefinite imprisonment“ · Kategorien: Israel · Tags:

The Guardian | 02.01.2017

Rights groups condemn plan to return those who entered Israel illegally and who do not have a refugee application pending

Peter Beaumont

Israel is set to inform thousands of Africans who entered the country illegally that they have three months to leave or face indefinite imprisonment.

The decision, opposed by rights groups, follows months of speculation over the future of both the migrants and the Holot detention facility in the Negev desert, which the government says it intends to close.

There has been often heated debate about the presence of around 40,000 African migrants in Israel, many from Eritrea and Sudan.

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02. Januar 2018 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Fewer Refugees and Migrants Arrive in Europe by Boat in 2017“ · Kategorien: Griechenland, Italien, Spanien · Tags:

Refugees Deeply | 02.01.2018

The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe by boat declined in 2017, as did the number of people dying en route.

Some 119,000 people took boats to Italy from North Africa last year, compared to 181,000 a year earlier, after controversial Italian deals in Libya caused boat numbers to drop rapidly over the summer.

According to the U.N., around 2,800 people drowned on their way to Italy in 2017, down from 4,400 a year earlier. Weiterlesen »

31. Dezember 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Bund schafft 80.000 Jobs – damit Syrer in der Region bleiben“ · Kategorien: Deutschland, Jordanien, Libanon, Syrien · Tags: ,

Welt | 31.12.2017

Berlin zahlt 230 Millionen Euro, damit Flüchtlinge im Libanon, in Jordanien oder in der Türkei bleiben – und sich nicht auf nach Europa machen. Sie beseitigen Abfall oder säubern Straßen.

In den Ländern rund um Syrien hat die Bundesregierung in diesem Jahr fast 20.000 weitere Jobmöglichkeiten für Flüchtlinge geschaffen. Damit steigt die Zahl der Arbeitsplätze, die Deutschland in der Krisenregion finanziert, auf insgesamt rund 80.000. Mit den Maßnahmen zur Beschäftigung vor Ort will Bundesentwicklungsminister Gerd Müller (CSU) Flüchtlingen die Möglichkeit geben, wieder ein weitgehend normales Leben zu führen.

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30. Dezember 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Man thought to be migrant found dead on Greek-Turkish border“ · Kategorien: Griechenland, Türkei · Tags: ,

The Washington Post | 29.12.2017

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Greek police say they have found the body of a man, believed to be a migrant, in a river that flows along the country’s northeastern border with Turkey and which is on an illegal migration route.

The unidentified body was found late Thursday in the icy Evros River. Police announced the discovery Friday.

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29. Dezember 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Syrian refugees in Lebanon facing harsh conditions“ – Video · Kategorien: Libanon · Tags:

Al Jazeera | 28.12.2017

by Zeina Khodr

The United Nations says many Syrian refugees in Lebanon are more vulnerable than ever.

Many refugees depend on aid to survive, while a growing number are falling deeper into poverty, and most are in debt.

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has been in decline, but there are no exact numbers of those going back to Syria.

The UN believes that conditions for a safe return are not yet in place.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from a refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley.

28. Dezember 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Palästinenser am Rand der libanesischen Gesellschaft“ – Reportage · Kategorien: Libanon · Tags:

derStandard | 27.12.2017

Weit mehr als hunderttausend Palästinenser leben im Libanon. Gleichberechtigt sind sie nicht: Sie wohnen in Lagern und dürfen viele Jobs nicht ausüben

Noura Maan aus Beirut, Nahr al-Bared und Burj Barajneh

Diesen Winter spielt das Wetter im Libanon ziemlich verrückt. Ganz plötzlich brechen heftige Gewitter herein, es regnet in Strömen, hagelt immer wieder. Auch an diesem Dezembertag verwandeln sich die Straßen des palästinensischen Flüchtlingscamps Nahr al-Bared bei Tripoli innerhalb kürzester Zeit in kleine kalte Flüsse – so heißt auch der Name des Lagers übersetzt „Kalter Fluss“. Oft ziehen die Wolken nach wenigen Minuten wieder vorüber, doch die Feuchtigkeit wirkt noch lange nach, vor allem in den temporären Behelfsunterkünften rund um das Camp.

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22. Dezember 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Seasonal Agricultural Labor in Turkey: The Case of Torbalı · Kategorien: Türkei · Tags: ,

Harekact 13.12.17

by Dilan Taşdemir, Association of Bridging People

Refugees are working in the cabbage field. Photo: Metehan Ud

İzmir, a city where 120,000 registered refugees live, has a lot of meaning for refugees. For some, it is a stop on their way to Europe when passing over by boats, for others, it is a city they come to in order to find seasonal work on the fields.

Seasonal agricultural labor in Turkey is not an issue that started with Syrian refugees. For years, Kurdish workers, mostly coming from the east and southeast of Turkey, have been working in agricultural areas in the Aegean, Çukurova, at the Black Sea and in Central Anatolia. There have been dozens of academic studies, news and documentaries on this issue, and it is still being studied today. In every respect, seasonal agricultural labor is a great burden to workers and must be considered as injustice.

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22. Dezember 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „‚Welcome to prison‘: winter hits in one of Greece’s worst refugee camps“ · Kategorien: Griechenland · Tags:

The Guardian | 22.12.2017

Patience is running out on Lesbos, where thousands live in the packed Moria camp, but the government is finally taking action

High in the hills of the Greek island of Lesbos, in a former military camp now filled with containers and tents, the onset of winter has elicited particular dread.

In the countdown to its official arrival, protests have become louder both inside and outside the facility, whose wall is graffitied with the menacing message: welcome to Moria prison.

For the men, women and children forced to call Moria their home, the refugee camp is a daily battle for survival in conditions so desperate that even the Greek migration minister has warned they could be life-threatening.

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21. Dezember 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „From Transit Hub to Dead End: A Chronicle of Idomeni“ · Kategorien: Balkanroute, Griechenland, Lesehinweise · Tags:

bordermonitoring.eu | 20.12.2017

In spring 2016, after the formalized corridor across the Balkans was closed entirely, the informal refugee camp in Idomeni (at the border between the Greece and the Republic of Macedonia) was captured in the media glare for months. The story of Idomeni is, however, much more than the spectacle of a few months of human suffering and humanitarian aid. It started long before and continues until today. In the first chapter, it is described, how, and why, Idomeni became an important site of transit migration, with a growing number of migrants using the Idomeni region to leave Greece clandestinely from as early as 2010. In chapter two, it is shown how the situation in Idomeni changed, when one South-East European government after another implemented formal procedures for transit migrants to pass through their countries. Another turning-point in the history of Idomeni is marked by the gradual closure of the formalized corridor, beginning in November 2015, until the final eviction of Idomeni in May 2016. The strategy of the Greek government, aiming to replace the informall camps and their anarchical humanitarianism by state-controlled camps all over Northern Greece is discussed in the third chapter.

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