Updates from the ground

Every day, the European border system violently restricts the freedom of movement for hundreds and thousands of illegalised migrants. We collect testemonials and perspectives from those criminalized – People on the Move and those in direct solidarity.

Hunger strike in Polish detention centres

Photo: People protersting in solidarity with the imprisoned refugees. For almost a month, ten Kurdish asylum seekers detained in the Polish detention centre in Lesznowola have been on hunger strike. They refuse to eat until their demands are reached: Adequate medical and psychological care, independent monitoring of the asylum process and accommodation in an openContinue reading “Hunger strike in Polish detention centres”

Good morning, it’s the French police welcoming you (just in case you can) prepare your travel documents

The mountain area around around Oulx. This article is a joint work of The Border Starts Here and the On Border Collective. “Even before the arrival at the border, the French police stopped and entered the bus – good morning, it’s the French police welcoming you, please prepare your travel documents – already differentiating between whoContinue reading “Good morning, it’s the French police welcoming you (just in case you can) prepare your travel documents”

Exposed to the Systematic Arbitrariness of IOM and Bosnian Police

Burned tents and belongings of People on the Move during eviction in Velika Kladuša.. Source: Anonymous PoM Yesterday, 24th of November, the biggest autonomous squat in Velika Kladuša, a town close to the Croatian-Bosnian border in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), was evicted by special police. People on the Move (PoM) were forced to get out of theirContinue reading “Exposed to the Systematic Arbitrariness of IOM and Bosnian Police”

Reopening of Lipa Camp – Continuation of EU’s Externalisation

Make-shift shelters by People on the Move (PoM) in ruins of Lipa Camp after the fire. Source: Anonymous PoM Last Friday, 19th of November 2021, a ceremony for reopening the burned-down Lipa Camp in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) was held. For months it has been rescheduled over and over again due to unfinished construction works, though theContinue reading “Reopening of Lipa Camp – Continuation of EU’s Externalisation”

New evictions in north-west Bosnia-Herzegovina

It is a decision for a limited freedom of movement, which this morning was again taken. “They break the pillars of the tent” one impacted Person on the Move described. Destroying tents is an easy task for the police to take away this mobility.

Violent pushbacks – no news from the European external border

This article was originally published in a shortened Version at taz.de. Photo source: WDR. In the beginning of October, reports from a European research collective about illegal pushbacks at the EU’s external border went online in European media. Many outlets reported on Croatian intervention police violently preventing fugitives from entering the European Union. The videosContinue reading “Violent pushbacks – no news from the European external border”

“If Europeans are not accepting what is happening, why are you building camps with a lot of funding like here.”

Zaid* is a 37-year-old man from Afghanistan. He is one of around 700 hundred persons stuck in Velika Kladusa, Bosnia Herzegovina- BiH, in the attempt to reach Europe. After having spent some time in Greece, he now tries to reach his family, which is split in camps in Croatia and Slovenia. Zaid agreed to meetContinue reading ““If Europeans are not accepting what is happening, why are you building camps with a lot of funding like here.””


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