Last week, probably one of the most brutal pushbacks ever documented took place in the Aegean.
On 28th of February 2020, Turkish President Erdogan announced that the border with the EU would be opened. The one-sided opening of the border took place in response to the intensifying civil war in Syria and was seen as a breach of the EU-Turkey-Deal adopted in 2016.
Last year, we recorded 321 pushback cases in the Aegean Sea. This illegal and degrading practice of abandoning refugees at sea has become standard practice by Greek and European authorities in 2020.
and their impact on the human rights of migrants by Mare Liberum
Der folgende Text wurde von einem Bewohner des Camps Moria 2.0 auf Lesbos geschrieben, der das Pseudonym A&H gewählt hat, und wurde uns per Messenger geschickt.
Appeal from Balkanbrücke, Seebrücke und Pro Asyl.
In order to draw attention to the unbearable conditions on the Greek islands for refugees, the increasingly brutal execution of pushbacks and the resulting human rights violations in the Aegean, we are launching a poster campaign.
Over Christmas, the public focus shifted once again to Europe's largest refugee camp, Moria 2, also known as Kara Tepe.
We spoke to people who were among the group of 24 refugees that landed at Katia in the south of Lesvos at around 1 a.m. on 10 November.
Over the past year, pushbacks have become a reality in the Aegean that is as common as it is inhumane.