23. Februar 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „African migrants died of asphyxia inside shipping container en route to beach“ · Kategorien: Libyen · Tags:

The Libya Observer | 23.02.2017

The tragedy took place one day after migrants drowned off Al-Motrad town in western Libya

A dozen migrants died on Tuesday and others were hospitalized in the city of Al-Khums, 115 km to the east of Tripoli, due to suffocation and crush after being locked inside a shipping container, in a new human tragedy in Libya.

A local source said a human smuggler stuffed a shipping container with more than 50 African migrants in order to take them to a beach where they were expected to commence their sea journey to Europe.

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22. Februar 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Bodies of 74 Migrants Wash Up on Libyan Coast“ · Kategorien: Libyen · Tags: ,

New York Times | 21.02.2017

By DECLAN WALSH

CAIRO — The bodies of 74 migrants were recovered from a beach near the town of Zawiya in western Libya, rescuers said on Tuesday, an ominous sign before the high season for Mediterranean crossings.

The bodies were believed to have come from a shipwrecked inflatable raft that was found on the same stretch of shore, said Mohammed Almosrti, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent. Some of the bodies were found inside the stricken raft.

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22. Februar 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Italiens Küstenwache rettete 630 Flüchtlinge vor Libyens Küste“ · Kategorien: Italien, Libyen · Tags: , ,

derStandard | 22.02.2017

Untaugliche und überfüllte Boote waren auf dem Weg nach Europa

Rom – Italiens Küstenwache hat erneut rund 630 Flüchtlinge vor der libyschen Küste aus dem Mittelmeer gerettet. Die Einsatzkräfte koordinierten nach eigenen Angaben in der Nacht zum Dienstag zwei verschiedene Rettungseinsätze, um die Schutzsuchenden in Sicherheit zu bringen. Die Flüchtlinge waren demnach auf untauglichen und überfüllten Booten unterwegs, um nach Europa zu gelangen.

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21. Februar 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Video: African immigrants drowned off Libya’s western shore“ · Kategorien: Libyen · Tags: ,

The Libya Observer | 21.02.2017

The heinous act sparked anger in Al-Motrad town

Around 45 African immigrants have drowned after human smugglers intercepted them at sea and stole the motor of their boat at gunpoint, leaving them to their fate.

The immigrants, who were trying to reach Italy, washed up on a beach in Al-Motrad town, around 60km to the west of Tripoli.

The heinous act sparked anger in the town.

18. Februar 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Ventimiglia, altro migrante morto. È la sesta vittima in pochi mesi“ · Kategorien: Frankreich, Italien · Tags:

Corriere Della Sera | 17.02.2017

Ha tentato di passare di nascosto il confine con la Francia sopra il tetto di un treno ma è rimasto folgorato. L’attacco all’Italia di Marine Le Pen sul controllo della frontiera

di Claudio Del Frate

Un altro migrante è morto nel tentativo di passare di nascosto la frontiera tra Ventimiglia e la Francia: l’uomo, la cui identità è al momento sconosciuta è stato trovato privo di vita sopra il tetto di una carrozza ferroviaria alla stazione di Cannes. L’ipotesi più probabile è che sia morto folgorato. Da ottobre a oggi questa è la sesta tragedia che ha come teatro il tormentato confine della cittadina ligure dove sono sempre fermi centinaia di stranieri che provano a raggiungere la Francia dribblando i controlli delle autorità di frontiera.

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14. Februar 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Die EU nimmt das Sterben in Kauf“ · Kategorien: EU, Griechenland · Tags:

taz | 13.02.2017

Der Tod von drei Flüchtlingen wirft ein Schlaglicht auf die Kältekatastrophe auf Lesbos. Ursache war vermutlich eine Kohlenmonoxidvergiftung.

THEODORA MAVROPOULOS

Bilder von verschneiten einfachen Zelten im Hotspot Moria auf der griechischen Ägäisinsel Lesbos gingen um die Welt. Nun sind dort drei Männer in weniger als einer Woche gestorben: ein 20-jähriger Ägypter, ein 46-jähriger Syrer und ein etwa 20-jähriger Mann aus Pakistan.

Beim Gedenkmarsch auf Lesbos für die drei Toten wurden Banner und Pappschilder mit „Verzögerung tötet“ oder „Menschen sterben hier – tut etwas!“ hochgehalten. Die griechische Polizei warte noch auf einen Bericht der Rechtsmediziner zu den Todesursachen.

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10. Februar 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für ‚No one accepts responsibility‘: Thirteen Refugees dead in Greece · Kategorien: Griechenland · Tags:

Institute of Race Relations | 09.02.2017

As refugees and migrants die in Greece’s ‘hotspots’, military camps and in transit, the EU, the UNHCR and Greek institutions must be held to account.

When the European Commission announced, in September 2015, a plan to create hotspots to fingerprint, screen and register refugees arriving in Greece and Italy, many of the larger humanitarian agencies welcomed the development, hopeful that at last some official framework for reception had been agreed. Eighteen months later, and a year after the EU-Turkey deal turned reception into detention, the situation on the Greek islands and in northern Greece remains dire for those refugees who have not been moved out of flimsy tents into prefabricated heated containers or formal housing. In the face of the Arctic blast and unusually strong snowfalls, hotspots have become death traps and refugees are fighting for survival.

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09. Februar 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Die Mauer verläuft durchs Mittelmeer“ · Kategorien: Balkanroute, EU, Libyen, Malta, Mittelmeer · Tags:

taz | 08.02.2017

Kolumne von Sonja Vogel

SPD-Fraktionschef Thomas Oppermann schrieb in der FAS: „Um die Schleuserbanden wirksamer zu bekämpfen, müssen wir ihnen die Geschäftsgrundlage entziehen, indem die im Mittelmeer geretteten Flüchtlinge wieder zurückgebracht und zunächst in Nordafrika versorgt und betreut werden.“

Dieser Satz enthält die ganze menschenverachtende Brutalität der EU-Abschottungspolitik. Mit „Geschäftsgrundlage“ meint Oppermann Menschen, die es lebendig nach Europa schaffen. Man zerstört das Geschäft, indem man dafür Sorge trägt, dass sie es nicht mehr tun – dass sie sterben, oder schon weit entfernt festgesetzt werden.

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04. Februar 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Wo Menschen an Europa sterben · Kategorien: Balkanroute, EU, Griechenland · Tags: ,

Spiegel-Online | 02.02.2017

Die Flüchtlinge im EU-Hotspot auf der griechischen Insel Samos sandten einen letzten Hilferuf aus: „Bitte! Tut etwas!“, erklärten sie in einem Statement am Dienstag vor einer Woche. „Wir haben kein Brot mehr und kein Wasser. Wir sind krank. Es gibt keine Ärzte. Die Menschen sterben.“

Kommentar von Maximilian Popp

Ihr Protest verhallte ungehört. Einen Tag später starb Benjo Massoud, 42 Jahre alt, Vater von drei Kindern aus dem Irak, vermutlich an Herzversagen. Er ist einer von fünf Flüchtlingen, die innerhalb einer einzigen Woche in griechischen Lagern ums Leben kamen, mindestens zwei von ihnen aufgrund der Kälte.

Der Tod der Flüchtlinge erregte kein Aufsehen. Europas Öffentlichkeit ist zu sehr mit sich selbst beschäftigt oder mit Donald Trump, um wahrzunehmen, was auf den Inseln Griechenlands gerade vor sich geht: die tausendfache Entrechtung und Entmenschlichung von Geflüchteten, der Verrat an all jenen Werten, die Europa für sich beansprucht.

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31. Januar 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Death in Greek Camps · Kategorien: EU, Griechenland · Tags: ,

w2eu | 29.01.2017

Five refugees dead in Greek camps since last week due to inadequate reception conditions. Several others tried to commit suicide. Does life still matter in Europe?

  • On Monday 30th of January a 20-year-old refugee from Pakistan died in Moria Hot Spot.
  • On Saturday 28th of January a 46-year-old Syrian passed away in Moria Hot Spot detention centre reportedly from hypothermia. He was staying in the same tent as another man who died only four days ago.
  • Meanwhile the same day in Ritsona camp in mainland Greece a two-months-old baby was transferred to hospital in Chalkida due to a cystic fibrosis and later on passed away in the ambulance which was taking it to Athens. While the parents had to deal with tremendous problems in finding help for their sick child since it was born, and were under shock of its sudden death authorities and media chose to accuse them for minor neglect and bring them to the local police station. Read here: Announcement of the solidarity group in Chalkida
  • On Wednesday 25th of January a 42-year-old refugee named Benjo Massoud, father of three children, passed away in the overcrowded Hot Spot on Samos Island. According to Greek media the Kurdish refugee from Iraq had visited on Wednesday morning the camp doctor suffering reportedly from pain in the chest. He reported to have Diabetes and blood high pressure. A cardiogram was made and he got referred immediately to the hospital of the island, where he died while waiting to be examined. An employee of the camp said that the refugee had received already some days ago a letter of a doctor asking for heart exams in the hospital of the island. Despite this fact, he remained in his tent with his family the days that was very cold. Few days ago he had found by himself an empty container and settled in it together with his family. When he informed the camp managers, they just registered the transfer to the prefabricated house. The refugee had arrived on December 7th and went through first reception procedures without anyone noticing any heart problem. Already back in October Medicines Sans Frontiers reported the inadequacy of the system to screen new arrivals for vulnerability in the Hot Spots of the Aegean.
  • One day before, on Tuesday the 24th, a 21-year-old Egyptian refugee was found dead in his tent by a friend in the Hot Spot in Moria on Lesbos Island. The cause of his death is still unknown. While reportedly his death was caused by the kerosine heaters’ gas he had inhaled while trying to keep himself warm.
  • These were not the first refugee deaths of this winter in Moria. At the end of November 2016 a a 60-year-old woman and her 5-year-old grandchild died in a fire inside their tent while the woman was cooking dinner.

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