21. November 2015 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Chaos on Greek islands as refugee registration system favours Syrians · Kategorien: Afghanistan, Europa, Griechenland · Tags: ,

Quelle: The Guardian

Process encourages ethnic groups to lie about their backgrounds as Syrian families are fast-tracked on Lesbos

The EU’s refugee registration system on the Greek islands has created a three-tier structure that favours certain nationalities over others, encourages some ethnic groups to lie about their backgrounds to secure preferential treatment, and has led to a situation Human Rights Watch calls absolute chaos.

The dynamic will increase fears over the security threat posed by the hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving in Europe amid a backlash against refugees after the Paris attacks. The passport of a Syrian refugee who passed through Greece was found on or near the body of a dead suicide bomber.

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21. November 2015 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Greece, Germany, Turkey set to discuss refugees“ · Kategorien: Deutschland, Griechenland, Türkei

Quelle: Ekathimerini

Preparations for a trilateral meeting between Greece, Germany and Turkey to discuss how to handle the refugee crisis appear to be under way.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu revealed earlier this week, when Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras visited Ankara, that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had suggested such a meeting take place. This was confirmed on Friday by officials in Berlin.

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21. November 2015 · Kommentare deaktiviert für IOM, UNHCR, UNICEF Joint Statement on New Border Restrictions in the Balkans · Kategorien: Balkanroute, Kroatien, Mazedonien, Serbien, Slowenien · Tags: , , ,

Quelle: IOM

Switzerland – In the last couple of days, we have witnessed Governments instituting a range of restrictions against movements of refugees and migrants from Greece through the Western Balkans and further northwards.

This includes people being profiled on the basis of nationality. This is becoming increasingly untenable from every point of view – humanitarian, legal, and also safety related, not least in light of falling temperatures and the risks for children and others with specific needs.

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21. November 2015 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Balkanroute nicht mehr für alle offen“ · Kategorien: Balkanroute, Kroatien, Mazedonien, Serbien, Slowenien · Tags:

Quelle: NZZ

Pauschale Zurückweisung von Flüchtlingen aus Afrika und asiatischen Ländern

Auf dem Westbalkan werden nur noch Syrer, Iraker und Afghanen durchgelassen. Das fragwürdige Regime trägt indes nur wenig zur Begrenzung des Flüchtlingsstroms bei.

Marco Kauffmann Bossart, Istanbul

Für Migranten aus Pakistan, Eritrea, Iran oder Somalia endet die Reise nach Europa an der griechisch-mazedonischen Grenze. Seit Donnerstag wird nur noch Syrern, Afghanen und Irakern die Einreise erlaubt. Nach demselben Kriterium filtern auch Serbien, Kroatien und Slowenien die Menschenmenge auf der Balkanroute. Im Niemandsland zwischen Mazedonien und Griechenland sowie im Grenzgebiet anderer Balkanstaaten sassen in der Folge Hunderte von Personen fest, die sich nicht als Bürger eines der drei Länder ausweisen konnten. Zunächst war nicht klar, ob es sich um eine temporäre Sperre handelt. Das neue Regime wurde ohne Vorankündigung in Kraft gesetzt.

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21. November 2015 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Shocking video shows risks refugee families take to reach Europe safely“ · Kategorien: Griechenland, Türkei, Video · Tags: ,

Quelle: Mirror

The refugee crisis has gripped many of us, but this footage shows the danger those fleeing are in as they make a bid for a new life

Scared of what lies ahead but terrified of what they’ve left behind. This video shows the incredible lengths that refugees go to in order to reach safety. And the crisis which has forced waves of people to flee their war-torn home countries isn’t showing any signs of improving.

Human Rights Watch have released this footage, and it’s an eye-opener. While many of us value our home comforts and security, the film shows what happens when your country is no longer safe. […]

21. November 2015 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Turkish admiral warns Greek counterpart against sinking migrant boats · Kategorien: Griechenland, Türkei · Tags: ,

Quelle: Hurriyet Daily News

A Turkish admiral has shown footage of a migrant boat being sunk on the Aegean Sea by a Greek Coast Guard boat to a Greek Coast Guard commander, urging them to refrain from such acts, daily Hürriyet reported on Nov. 19.

Turkish Coast Guard Cmdr. Rear Adm. Hakan Üstem showed a video captured by the Turkish Coast Guard to Greek Coast Guard Cmdr. Athanasios Athanasopulos showing the sinking of a migrant dinghy with a pricking tool used by a Greek Coast Guard boat during a rescue operation.

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