Die Hölle auf Lesbos | sueddeutsche.de

Saleem al-Azawi, 23, war das perfekte Ziel für die Angreifer. Er ist Flüchtling, und er ist Mitarbeiter einer Hilfsorganisation. Zwei Feindbilder in einem also für den rechten Mob, der am Sonntag die griechische Insel Lesbos am Südostrand der Europäischen Union in den Würgegriff genommen hat. (...) Michalis Aivaliotis, Lehrer und Gründer einer einheimischen Hilfsorganisation namens "Stand By Me Lesbos", sagt, die Regierung habe in den letzten zwei Monaten den Druck auf die Helfer massiv erhöht. "Und damit hat sie der Lesart Vorschub geleistet, die Helfer seien Teil des Problems und nicht Teil der Lösung." Er selbst hat mit seiner Organisation…
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UN says Greece has no right to stop accepting asylum request | ekathimerini.com

The United Nation’s refugee agency said on Monday that Greece had no right to stop accepting asylum applications as Athens struggled with a sudden increase of arrivals at its border of Middle East refugees and migrants from Turkey. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday his country would not be accepting any new asylum requests for a month after two days of clashes between border police and thousands of people seeking to enter the EU from Turkey.      read more
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Over 75 NGOs demand EU’s support at Greek border, islands decongestion| keeptalkinggreece.com

In an open letter to European Commission, European Council and heads of member states, over 70 NGOs demand EU support at Greek Border. They call for immediate action for the decongestion of the Aegean Islands following escalating violence and worsening humanitarian conditions for asylum seekers. 75 NGOs have now signed an open letter calling on Charles Michel and EU Leaders to act decisively to alleviate deteriorating conditions on the Aegean Islands. read more
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Nine out of 10 migrants who come to Greece are escaping violence | ekathimerini.com

Over the past five years, more than 2 million people have crossed the Mediterranean Sea in search of a better future in Europe, according to the United Nations. The reception they meet with has been reported on dozens of times by journalists and think tanks, with most reactions ranging from skepticism to downright fear. Far less time has been devoted to discovering what the immigrants themselves believe about their journeys and the communities that receive them.      read more
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