Is Afghanistan Europe’s Forgotten War? Not for Europe’s Afghan Refugees

The people of Afghanistan are under attack, and they have been for quite some time.

Angriff auf Solidarität mit Geflüchteten zurückgewiesen

Mare Liberum, der gemeinnützige Verein für Menschenrechtsbeobachtung aus Berlin, betreibt unter dem selben Namen im Ägäischen Meer ein 20 Meter langes Schiff unter deutscher Flagge.

Migrants keep coming to the Greek islands

Most of them arrived on the island of Lesvos, followed by Samos, Kos and Chios. From the 5th to the 12th of August 2019, about 1.400 refugees came to Lesvos on around 26 boats.

“I was like a bird in a cage looking for freedom.”

We chatted with a man who was recently deported from Lesvos to Iraq. The Greek authorities took him from Moria Hotspot Camp to Turkey. From there he was taken to Iraq. It was a tragic experience for Farid.

I tried 13 times before I reached the Greek islands

Our interview partner is a Palestinian psychologist from Gaza. He left Gaza to come to Europe. Currently he lives living in the hotspot camp in Moria on Lesvos. Before he arrived on Lesvos, he was pulled back 12 times by the Turkish coast guard and once even pushed back by German Frontex.

Rechtsextreme Tendenzen in Chios und Griechenland bedrohen die Sicherheit von Geflüchteten und Aktivist*innen

Die Insel Chios in der Ägäis ist das unliebsame temporäre „Zuhause“ von rund 2000 Geflüchteten. Die überwiegende Mehrheit von ihnen lebt im Lager Vial, das 6,8 km vom Haupthafen und der Stadt Chios entfernt liegt.

Alarming conditions for refugees in Samos

A team from Mare Liberum recently travelled to Samos.

Mare Liberum sets sail!

We are finally back at sea and now on watch on the East coast of the Greek Island of Lesbos, facing the Turkish border. We are delighted to continue our mission monitoring human rights in the Aegean, after the courts lifted our illegal suspension in port.

Life-jacket graveyard at Lesbos’ North shore

In the hills near the Greek town of Molyvos ten-thousands of life-jackets paint a picture of what migration looks like at the European border. Almost all of them are so-called “fake life-jackets”, sold in Turkey for around €10.

Mare Liberum bereit zum Auslaufen

Ein Jahr nach Beginn unseres Einsatzes erstatten wir Bericht. Mare Liberum beobachtet die menschenrechtliche Situation in der Ägäis vom Schiff aus. Das Schiff MARE LIBERUM und die Crew sind bereit zur zweiten Beobachtungssaison an der Meergrenze Europas auszulaufen.

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