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  • FROM CALAIS TO THE BALKANS

    16 mars 2014

    P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; It is the inverse journey as the one covered by numerous exiles we meet in Calais. The Balkans, region they are from, like Kosovars in the 90s or Albanians today, or entrance region in Europe for exiles from Africa or Asia....

  • NEW POSTS JANUARY 6 - FEBRUARY 19 2015

    19 février 2015

    On the new blog Exiles in the Balkans http://exilesinthebalkans.wordpress.com/ Bulgaria, 7 million people, received ten thousand refugees in 2013, mainly Syrians. Bulgaria is the poorest country in the European Union, but the situation is to be compared...

  • GREECE: PETITION TO SHUT DOWN DETENTION CENTERS

    10 mars 2014

    A petition ask for closing the detention centers in Greece : http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Greek_and_European_politicians_ELLINIKON_KAI_EYROPAIKON_ARHON_Shut_down_the_Detention_Centers_for_MigrantsNa_kleisoyn_ta/?tPqgIab The text of the call: " Shut...

  • NEWS POSTS NOVEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 12 2014

    14 décembre 2014

    On the new blog Exiles in the Balkans http://exilesinthebalkans.wordpress.com/ Reflection of the Middle East crisis (the war settled in Syria and which starts again in Iraq), but also the closure of the land borders (erection of barriers, strengthening...

  • SUBOTICA, SERBIA - March 25, 2012

    09 avril 2012

    Today, visit to the jungle. iT has hosted 300 to 400 people a few months ago, but police put the pressure on the number of exiles to be lower. An ancient jungle was burned by police in November, and part of the current in February, at the end of the cold....

  • SUBOTICA, SERBIA - March 24, 2012

    09 avril 2012

    Subotica is a city of 96,000 inhabitants in northern Serbia near the Hungarian border. We meet Usman, Pakistani, came here from Iran, Turkey, Greece and Macedonia. He wants to go to Austria or Germany, he thinks most welcoming countries for Pakistanis....

  • ISTANBUL, THE DISTRICT OF KUMKAPI - March 20, 2012

    09 avril 2012

    Kumkapi is an old neighborhood with Greek and Armenian majority, these people have left to be replaced by internal migrants from the rest of Turkey, followed by a large Kurdish population. In the upper part of the district have settled many garment factories...

  • ISTANBUL, THE DISTRICT OF TARLABASHI - March 19, 2012

    09 avril 2012

    The district Tarlabashi is a former Greek quarter of Istanbul, which is partly emptied of its inhabitants, and then welcomes people from the rest of the turkey, and gradually becomes a mainly Kurdish and Roma area. It has also become one of the main districts...

  • EDIRNE, TURKEY - March 18 2012

    09 avril 2012

    To the end of the Transborder Conference which met in Istanbul to different networks for open borders, protest outside the detention center of Edirne, near the Greek border. The exiles are hardly visible in this city, since they come directly from Istanbul...

  • BUCHAREST, 12th of March 2012

    09 avril 2012

    Visit at the Reception and Accommodation Centre for asylum seekers Stolnicul, located in a suburb of Bucharest. I go by the Doamna Ghica street, bordered by buildings on the right, left by low houses. At an intersection, the left part of the scenery disappears....

  • SOFIA, SEPTEMBER 2

    29 septembre 2011

    I take my time with Sofia on the way back to meet some exiles. Among them, an Afghan who has gone through Calais in late 2008, applied for asylum in the UK , was sent back to Bulgaria, where his fingerprints were found , and has applied for voluntary...

  • BULGARIA AND ROMANIA: MIGRATION STATUS

    29 septembre 2011

    Bulgaria and Romania are in a very similar situation in the European Union. Members, but not full, as their population has limited access to the labor market in other EU countries, both countries also expect to be accepted into the Schengen area. They...

  • CONTRIBUTION OF THE NO BORDER CAMP

    28 septembre 2011

    Issues related to borders, immigration and refugees, are little discussed in Bulgaria, the issues and the situation is largely unknown. The demonstrations at the command center of the border police to Svilengrad, Turkish and Greek borders, and to the...

  • REKA SIVA AND AROUND: THE MEETING OF THE POPULATION

    28 septembre 2011

    Screenings were organiseded before and during the No Border Camp in several nearby locations. Stit is a village on the Turkish border where the exiles come to Bulgaria. Some of them will go directly to the police, presumably to seek asylum. The population...

  • Ancona, 24th - 25th of February

    22 mars 2011

    Ancona, one of the cities of Italy where the ferries arrives from Greece. A quite desert town in the winter wind, which extends over the hills, the old town overlooking the harbor. No visible trace of the exiles when we simply route the city for a few...

  • Igoumenitsa, 26th of February

    22 mars 2011

    Meeting with a group of fifteen people who support the exiles, our host presents us the situation and introduces us to the exiles. They help with their capabilities, shoes, clothing, food, legal aid to persons in detention or imprisonment, health (doctor...

  • Igoumenitsa, 27th of February

    22 mars 2011

    The Sudanese wounded yesterday in the harbor entrance was arrested and taken from the hospital to "prison", that is to say in the local prefabricates located in the port, which can be locked up indefinitely tens exiles. The police violence is not the...

  • Igoumenitsa, 28th of February

    22 mars 2011

    An exile guide us in our meetings today. It is in Igoumenitsa for one year. We meet a Kurdish family from Syria, parents and three children, including two minors. They applied for asylum in Greece, were housed in a center run by Medecins du Monde in Athens...

  • Igoumenitsa, 1rst of March

    22 mars 2011

    Some exiles have money and buy their food in the shops in town. The others are scavenging for food. It is something visible daily in the streets of Igoumenitsa. We are still discovering the many different places where they take shelter near the port,...

  • Igoumenitsa, 2d of March

    22 mars 2011

    Exiles are back in town and near the harbor, and it is again possible to go to the "Jungle of Slopes”. There was no way that night, and about forty people were arrested near the highway and downtown. Fatigue and bitterness are sensitive. Police blocked...

  • Igoumenitsa, 3d of March

    22 mars 2011

    The French Interior Ministry sent a statement to the prefects to suspend deportations to Greece and to exercise the sovereignty clause under the Dublin II regulation, that is to say in France to treat applications for Asylum individuals with their fingerprints...

  • Igoumenitsa, 6th of March

    22 mars 2011

    The exiles have taught us that there are more trucks on Sunday and Tuesday from 6 pm. Sunday and Tuesday as we see just before 6 pm the police evacuate the highway to the harbor entrance. Rage and despair among the exiles. There are still two years they...

  • Athens, 10th of March

    22 mars 2011

    Athens observed over the streets. It can be seen as a European capital on the world, with migrants from other continents. Some we meet doing their shopping, returning home, taking the subway. Others seen washing the windshields of cars, gleaned from scrap...

  • Athens, 11th of March

    22 mars 2011

    Visiting Afghan hunger strike. They camped for 4 months at the center of Athens, to the university. They are about 90 and turns 10-day fast for 10 days, some people sew their lips. They are seeking asylum in Greece, have the "red card" temporary residence...

  • Athens, 12th of March

    22 mars 2011

    Spent part of the afternoon with Afghans and Moroccans who play football in a park. They meet there every afternoon, sometimes with exiled of other nationalities or Greeks. A half-dozen minors among the twenty exiles present. Most are well dressed, clean,...

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