Refugees

29.03.2020

#LeaveNoOneBehind: Prevent the Corona catastrophe now – also at the external borders!

#LeaveNoOneBehind: Prevent the Corona catastrophe now – also at the external borders!

If you want to help with donations, you can do so here: www.leavenoonebehind2020.org/funds To meet this Coronavirus crisis, we need solidarity. Coronavirus will hit especially hard for those who already have difficulties. That includes refugees at Europe’s external borders, as well as the homeless,… »

27.03.2020

Cardinal denounces: “We in Europe give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”

Cardinal denounces: “We in Europe give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”

In Europe “we give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”, a cardinal has denounced. By Cameron Doody Key points – “I don’t see much difference with the wall Trump is building on the border with Mexico” – “People criticise Turkey’s use of refugees as a… »

10.03.2020

Letter to the President of the European Parliament: stop the violence against refugees in Greece

Letter to the President of the European Parliament: stop the violence against refugees in Greece

The board of directors of We Are Odv has decided to write to the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli taking up the text published in the social media on March 2 by the association Refugee 4 Refugees, which has been operating for years in the island of… »

10.03.2020

The European Parliament must intervene to stop violence, the use of force and human rights violations at the EU-Turkey border

The European Parliament must intervene to stop violence, the use of force and human rights violations at the EU-Turkey border

We call on the European Parliament and the political groups representing the EU citizens to stop violence and the use of force against defenseless people at the EU-Turkey border and to restore legality and respect for human rights, firstly the right of asylum. What is happening is the result of… »

06.03.2020

Greece: Thousands of people march with solidarity for refugees and immigrants

Greece: Thousands of people march with solidarity for refugees and immigrants

Massive attendance of more than six thousand people took part in a solidarity march for refugees and migrants in the center of Athens last afternoon. The call on the march was clear: “We stand with solidarity with refugees and immigrants against the governments of Greece and Turkey, the EU, racism,… »

03.03.2020

The Borders are Killing, Open the Borders!

The Borders are Killing, Open the Borders!

Hundreds of groups and organizations worldwide sign multilingual Statement demanding peace, fundamental rights and freedoms of every person on the move. Five years after the so-called “refugee crisis” and almost four years after the EU-Turkey deal, we are once again witnessing the violence caused by security-centred migration policies. Since last… »

30.12.2019

Not everyone can travel home for Christmas

Not everyone can travel home for Christmas

At this time of year often people talk of going home for the holidays, of travelling to see family and friends, and of spending time in places where they grew up, reminiscing about the past and discussing, or even arguing, about the present. At this time the topic of politics… »

11.12.2019

Children alone amongst 6.000 refugees on Samos

Children alone amongst 6.000 refugees on Samos

On the 6th of November the Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs welcomed the Minister of Citizen Protection in Greece to the European Parliament to discuss the Dublin Agreement and the conditions faced by refugees in Greece. As a part of this the Minister was asked questions about… »

10.12.2019

Claremont United Methodist Church shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees separated in cages

Claremont United Methodist Church shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees separated in cages

Rev. Karen Clark Ristine, the lead pastor at Claremont United Methodist Church (California), explains in Facebook the decision to create a Nativity scene with the Holy Family portrayed as refugees in cages, in a clear denunciation of the treatment of migrants at the Mexico-US border. In a time in… »

24.10.2019

Climate, migrants, Rojava: a turn

Climate, migrants, Rojava: a turn

Wars are waged to get hold of oil reserves and then that oil is used to carry out other wars (world emissions from military equipment amount to 15% of total emissions, but are not accounted for in the Paris Agreement). Wars produce refugees and in order to push back the… »

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