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Lesvos 21.3.2016: Detained Pakistanis transported with Blue Star in handcuffs to Piraeus / additional information

A witness account

pakistaniWe were traveling with the ferry Blue Star 1 from Mytilene to Piraeus on the 21.3.16.
As we entered the ship at 19.45 o’clock we saw an overcrowded bus entering filled with with sitting and standing persons. Outside media representatives and volunteers where watching the situation.

The bus on which was written EURORIDE on the front right side and which had the plate nr. PAZ1316 stopped inside the ship and we could see from a distance of 1 meter the people running handcuffed two by two up the stairs. We asked how many they are and someone from the crew said 150. Continue reading Lesvos 21.3.2016: Detained Pakistanis transported with Blue Star in handcuffs to Piraeus / additional information

Frontex slows down registration procedures in “Hot Spot” Moria, leaving refugees for days in life-threatening conditions

Welcome to Europe and Alarm Phone Statement about the Situation on Lesvos Island / Greece

Refugees who survive the journey and succeed to cross the maritime border between Turkey and Greece in small and overcrowded plastic boats are subjected to the so-called EU ‘hotspot approach’ since its launch on Friday 16th of October 2015. As part of the European Agenda on Migration, hotspots are now being deployed by mobile teams of the European border agency Frontex to support so-called ‘frontline EU states’ in systematically identifying and screening travelers who ‘illegally’ entered EU territory. One of Frontex’ main tasks is to speed up the ‘return process’, thus the deportation of those who Frontex ‘identifies’ as not coming from a country of war and/or as not having valid grounds for asylum in Europe.


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Moria / Lesbos: “Hot Spot” reminds of war zone

++Refugees left to survive in Moria under inhuman conditions++Vulnerable groups unprotected for days in war zone like areal++

This child doesn't stop crying as it is exhausted and afraid / copyright: Salinia Stroux
This child doesn’t stop crying as it is exhausted and afraid / copyright: Salinia Stroux
2,500 persons can be registered daily in Moria according to local media, while more than 10,000 arrived within the last 24 hours. Refugees are queueing kilometers in and outside the registration camp that was originally constructed as a prison. At the same time the registration camp lacks any form of a functioning queuing system as well as dignified infrastructures and basic needs provision. Refugees are sitting and sleeping for hours between mud and garbage, being pushed by the crowd, insulted and beaten by police forces and sometimes even thrown tear gas. They get sick and injured under the life threatening living conditions in Moria.

“I am queueing since 10 days!,” a Syrian man says. “I am single, but my family is left in Syria and I have to get them out to save their lives. I am very anxious. In this camp the is no human rights. It is zero zero.”

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Visit of the Minister of Immigration in Lesvos, Greece

The new Minister for Immigration G.Mouzalas visited yesterday the Island of Lesvos.
inspecting the camps with thousands of people that are not yet registered.
After his visit he announced following changes:

  • After 2 weeks there will be 60 new people andnew computers working for the registration procedure.
  • Registration will take place in Kara Tepe and in Moria
  • The Ferry Eleftherios Venizelos will be coming only to Mitilini and will
    be leaving as soon as all tickets are sold.
    (yesterday people having tikets were stuck outside the Port and could
    not enter the boat that was waiting to get full to leave.)
  • more MAT special police forces for Lesvos.
    (there is money for police special forces but not money for enough
    translators in Farsi and Arabic to communicate with the people so that
    they are informed about what they are to expect )
  • the army will bake daily 1.500 breads to distribute and is willing to
    give cars for transport.
  • the military spaces that are empty like in KLEIOU village will be opened
    for newly arrived Refugees.
  • new registration place in another military space KOURTZI in the north of Mitilini.

in the meantime the streets are again full of newly arrived refugees, walking from the north of the island 70 km since the authorities have blocked the bus transports due to too many people concentrated inMitilini/Kara Tepe/Moria.
NO REGISTRATION at the moment at the PORT!

Unnberable conditions in Refugee Camp around the Detention Center of Moria

Yesterday, 09/01/15, one somalien refugee died because of insuficient medical care in the madeshift refugee Camp outside the Detention Cemtet of Moria. Another one was bitten by snake. Please if anyone can help:
Dama, a refugee from Somalia, in the refugee Camp Moria, in Lesvos, contacted the Network w2eu to ask for help, weeping dramatically. His aunt, 47 years old, died last night due to cardiac problem. He was crying and shouting that his aunt did not have to die. She had a chronic heart problem, because of the inhuman living and medival conditions in the camp, she couldn’t survive.
Dama is in a very bad psychological condition, saying tht he can not stand this any more and will commit suicide. He needs immediate psychological support and care.
Αt the same time another girl from somalia wad bitten by a snake at the entrance of the camp. Fortunately she was transferred to the hospital and is well now.

The Situation for Refugees in the madeshift cps in Lesvos and al other entrance, transit and exit points is no longer sustainable. Enough is Enough. We need open borders and save entry routes for Refugees coming to Europe. Freedom of movement!! Refugees welcome!!