Grain prices had risen sharply in the last weeks. The Maghreb and Egypt are largely dependent on imports. In addition, North African agriculture has been suffering from an increasing drought for months. The massive increase in grain prices in 2010/2011 is considered a factor that led to the Arab rebellion and the departure of migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe. In Morocco, Algeria and also in Tunisia, state repression has been increasing for months.
Libyan security forces break up protest sit-in by migrants in Tripoli
By SAMY MAGDY, SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Libyan security forces raided and violently broke up a protest sit-in by migrants outside a shuttered U.N. community center in the capital of Tripoli, activists and migrants said Monday. The troops came
Central Med: 9% of refugees arriving in Italy by NGO sea rescues (10/2020-07/2021)
In the Central Mediterranean, between August 2020 and July 2021, 9% of refugees arriving in Italy were brought to Italy by NGO sea rescues (4.239 persons). Libya intercepted in 2021 (until 8 November) 28.600 persons.
Abandoned in the Sahara. Forced deportations from Libya by land
Refugees are brought from the Mediterranean coast to the southern border via various internment camps and abandoned in the Sahara. In the process, Libyan warlords cooperate along the deportation route.
Channel: Deaths and push-backs through calculated non-assistance
Documentation of this case of left-to-dy politicy – 29 boatpeople on 24.11.2021
Frontex‘ Interpreter Victim of Push-Back from Greece to Turkey – NYT
A European Union interpreter says that in September, Greek border guards mistook him for an asylum seeker, assaulted him and then forced him across the border into Turkey alongside dozens of migrants.
Ceuta: Mass Push-Back of Minors without Prosecution
In May 2021, the Spanish State made a mass push-back of hundreds of minors from Ceuta to Morocco. After some days, a court stopped this illegal State action.
After Greece, Balticum: EU Commission signs off anti-refugee measures
„The measures included in this Decision are of a extraordinary and exceptional nature, and will complement border control measures with specific measures in the area of asylum and return.“
Germany, Poland and the Domino Effect of the Fortress Europe
Since the 1990s, Germany promoted the externalisation of the border regime in Central and Eastern Europe. In the beginning, there have been a lot of contradictions. – Please note here the possibility of donation support for the Polish Refugee activists: support refugees – donate, and some FFM-publications about the first externalisation regime of the Fortress Europe in the 1990s.
Tripoli: Website „Refugees in Libya“ starts!
Refugees in Libya. Here are our voices and tears to the world!