With the support of Handicap International, within a participatory production process, was created this film by and about refugees with restrictions, in which they talked about how Covid_19 has influenced their lifes.
The project is part of the “ReflACTION“-Initiative.
“Crossroads | Escape. Migration. Disability. is a model project of Handicap International. The project is divided into the working areas of “capacity building”, “empowerment” and “advocacy”. Continue reading →
Communique from the Working Group mobilisation on 45th Session of the Permanent Peoples Tribunal
MORIA burns, again. This documented horror in the heart of Europe, has been denounced from its beginning (2015) by dozens of reports from human rights, humanitarian and other non-governmental organisations. Almost 20,000 (at peak last February) and at the time of the fire, 13,000 human beings were parked in a prison of mud, rubbish and violence, behind barbed wire. MORIA is a planned limbo, where refugees are being denied their right to asylum, freedom and dignity, unable to perform even the most basic daily activities, such as sleeping, eating or communicating. It was a place where health care and education were denied to 4,000 children – left without dreams; adolescents whom the abnormal rates of suicide attempts should have been an alert of the level of despair in the camp (MSF); women terrorized by daily rapes, lack of hygiene and rampant violence. Hundreds of testimonies revealing the levels of unbearable “non-life” in MORIA, were kept unheard for years. Continue reading →
We are an alliance of various human rights and health organisations, migrant self-organisations and activists who work together to defend the rights of migrants and refugees. Together with the Transnational Migrant Platform we are organising the Berlin hearing of the 45th session of the Permanent Peoples‘ Tribunal. The Berlin hearing from 23-25 October 2020 addresses human rights violations in the area of health that migrants and refugees have experienced in Germany and/or in the context of the European asylum policy.
We denounce the human rights violations refugee and migrant peoples have to experience in Germany and under the EU Border regime in the field of health. Become part of our Tribunal #equalhealth4all and sign our appeal today. Continue reading →
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In the first months of the Corona pandemic the hashtag #LeaveNoOneBehind has frequently appeared on banners on balconies, on house walls and street chalk on the street. Borderline-europe made an exhibition about this hashtag that demands the evacuation of hotspot camps for refugees on the Greek islands and explained how individuals can become politically active.
After the international passenger traffic is slowly being resumed, deportations from Germany are also taking place again. Even to countries at war, such as Afghanistan , where the medical care has long been characterised by severe shortages, uncontrollably poor quality and economic exclusion. We demand #equalhealth4all & #stopdeportation! Sign the petition here.Continue reading →
Leave no one behind! The EU is avoiding its responsibilities
A report by Charlotte Linke and Jessica Horst, two doctors who are currently working for an NGO in Moria (Lesbos).
Published in the Forum Magazine of the IPPNW e.V., June edition 2020
Fotos: Fotomovimiento / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Lack of sanitary facilities, densely packed tents, failing water and electricity supplies and sexualised violence are just some of the things that are part of everyday life in Moria. The Doctors Charlotte Linke and Jessica Horst report and tell how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the situation. The Conclusion: If human rights really apply to everyone in the EU, Moria would have been evacuated by now.Continue reading →