Lipa is the cruel consequence of the European border politics

Appeal from Balkanbrücke, Seebrücke und Pro Asyl.

Poster Campaign

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.

Moria 2: Censorship, fear and the loss of freedom of press

Over Christmas, the public focus shifted once again to Europe's largest refugee camp, Moria 2, also known as Kara Tepe.

Pushback from Lesvos: A testimony

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.

Germany: On the frontline of pushbacks

Over the past year, pushbacks have become a reality in the Aegean that is as common as it is inhumane.

Frontex: The European institutionalization of pushbacks

It is no secret that refugees are illegally pushed back at Europe's external borders. What Europe calls 'border protection' leads to human rights being disregarded and people being put in mortal danger—if not actually dying.

“Once they put us on the Coast Guard ship, they shot our boat approximately 20 times” - A pushback testimony

A group of 19 refugees who had reached Greek waters was first put in danger by the Greek military and then violently and illegally returned to Turkish waters by the Hellenic Coast Guard, where they were forced into two life rafts and abandoned floating at sea.

Europe says "solidarity" and means cooperation in deportation

How the "New Pact on Migration and Asylum" further strengthens Fortress Europe and excludes humanity.

10 days of death, pushbacks and non-assistance “in line with European law”

Once again has Notis Mitarakis, the Greek Minister of Migration and Asylum, publicly insisted that no illegal pushbacks are taking place in Greece.

The daily horror of pushbacks

8521. This is the number of refugees that have been illegally pushed back while trying to cross the Aegean Sea since March 2020. Mare Liberum collected information on 266 pushbacks, but the actual number is most likely much higher.

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