15. Mai 2016 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Italien: Hotspot Pozzallo – 120 Kinder in Haft · Kategorien: Italien · Tags: , ,

Quelle: Il Fatto Quotidiano

Migranti, l’hotspot di Pozzallo è un centro di detenzione per i profughi bambini

Secondo gli accordi internazionali, la struttura situata nell’estrema periferia della città costiera siciliana dovrebbe servire a identificare i migranti tratti in salvo dal mare in modo poi da ridistribuirli nei centri d’accoglienza in Italia e in Europa. Ma la situazione dell’hotspot di Pozzallo è molto diversa: dietro ai cancelli, in un’unica gigantesca camerata, stazionano, alcuni da più di un mese, più di 150 ospiti, di cui 120 minori non accompagnati. Vengono principalmente dall’Africa centrale e dall’Egitto e sono rimasti lì dentro principalmente per l’indisponibilità di posti nei centri per minorenni nello Stivale.

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15. Mai 2016 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Mapping of refugee camps in Northern Greece · Kategorien: Griechenland · Tags: ,

Quelle: Moving Europe

Authorities try to convince refugees to move to official camps – a strategy to gradually close the Idomeni camp and divert attention?

Idomeni became the symbol of failed European refugee policies, showing the suffering and anger that closed borders produce every day. Thus, it is no surprise that the political leaders of European countries want the closure of this camp and hope to divert attention away from the inhumane situation in Idomeni. It is unfeasible to violently evict the 10.000 refugees who are still stuck at the Greek-Macedonian border, hoping for a possibility to cross and continue the hard journey. Therefore, the authorities are attempting to convince refugees to move away from Idomeni by presenting the newly erected official camps as a better alternative.

Realities in official camps contradicts message of humanitarism

The official camps are presented as an alternative to Idomeni, with better living conditions and better access to asylum, relocation or family reunification procedures. However, this message of humanitarianism, presented to the European public and those stuck at the Greek-Macedonian border is a farce. Moving Europe visited 14 of the official camps in order to compare the promises made with the reality in the camps, which are mostly managed by the Hellenic Army. To summarize: Living conditions are often worse than in Idomeni, and there is no adequate access to official information, asylum services, relocation procedures and/or family reunification. Thus, the camps are no solution: The suffering under inadequate conditions continues, and being brought to the camps moves people further away from the border rather than enabling them to travel on to where they want to. Many refugees want to return to Idomeni after a few days in one of the official camps.

Mapping the conditions in the official camps in Northern Greece

Moving Europe created a map to in order to provide an overview about the camps and what people inside think about them. Each location contains links to the situational reports Moving Europe published about the camps:

15. Mai 2016 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „BKA-Zahlen: 45 Brandanschläge auf Asylbewerberunterkünfte seit Jahresbeginn“ · Kategorien: Deutschland · Tags:

Quelle: Spiegel Online

Das Bundeskriminalamt zeigt sich angesichts der Brandanschläge auf Flüchtlingsunterkünfte besorgt – 45 waren es in diesem Jahr schon. Die Qualität der Gewalt steige.

Fast zehn Anschläge pro Monat: Seit Beginn des Jahres haben 45 Flüchtlingsunterkünfte gebrannt. Die Zahl nannte der Chef des Bundeskriminalamtes (BKA), Holger Münch, laut einem Bericht der Zeitungen der Funke Mediengruppe. „Uns bereitet vor allem Sorge, dass die Qualität der Gewalt steigt“, sagte Münch.

Die Täter seien überwiegend männlich und fast 80 Prozent kämen aus dem Ort, an dem auch die Straftat verübt wurde. Aktuell gebe es keine Erkenntnisse zu überregionalen rechtsextremistischen Strukturen, die gezielt Anschläge auf Flüchtlinge organisieren.

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