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29 oktobra, 2015

Poročila ekip s terena/Report of groups from terrain, 29.10.2015 #RefugeeSlo

Poročilo s terena, 29.10.2015
Report from the field (English below)

+++ ‪#‎Rigonce‬ +++

V Rigonce prihajajo vlaki s Hrvaške, nato ljudje s slovenskimi vlaki nadaljujejo pot do Šentilja.
Kuhinja še vedno deluje, hrana in čaj se deli med prestopanjem na drugi vlak. Rdeči križ in Adra otežujeta delo samoorganiziranim prostovoljcem.

+++ ‪#‎Dobova‬ +++

// Dobova 1 (‪#‎Beti‬) //
Večina ljudi je nagnetenih v tovarniški hali in nekaj šotorih, nekaj jih je ostalo zunaj na mrazu zaradi pomanjkanja prostora. Potrebujejo odeje in jakne. Dostop do ljudi je čez dan zelo otežen.

// Dobova 2 (novo taborišče) //
Dobovo 2 praznijo, ljudi, ki so tam čakali tudi 5 dni, z busi vozijo na Šentilj.
Zjutraj je policija dovolila prostovoljcem deliti čaj.
Prisoten je bil tudi Karitas.

+++ ‪#‎Brežice‬ +++

V Brežiškem taborišču je trenutno okoli 1000 ljudi. Vsako uro jih z busi nekaj odpeljejo, kam, ni znano. Taborišče se namerava postopno izprazniti.

‪#‎RefugeeSlo‬ ‪#‎RefugeesWelcome‬ ‪#‎OpenBorders‬


+++ #Rigonce +++

There are trains from Croatia coming, than they go to Šentilj by Slovenian trains. The kitchen is still running, they tried to distribute food and tea while people were changing trains. Red cross and Adra is making self-organized volunteers’ work harder.
It is best to be there half an hour before the train arrives.

+++ #Dobova +++

// Dobova 1 (#Beti) //
Most of people are crowded in a hall and few tents, some are still left outside on cold because of lack of capacities. They need blankets and jackets. It is really difficult to hand out food and clothes.

// Dobova 2 (the new camp) //
They are emptying this camp, people, who were waiting there up to 5 days, are being transported by buses to Šentilj. In the morning the police allowed to hand out tea.
There was Karitas present.

+++ #Brežice +++

In Brežice camp there are still around 1000 people. Every hour buses come to drive some of them away – there is no info of where they take them. The plan is to empty the camp.

#RefugeeSlo #RefugeesWelcome #OpenBorders

Protirasistična fronta brez meja
29 oktobra, 2015

Poročila ekip s terena/Report of groups from terrain, 28.10.2015 #RefugeeSlo

Poročilo s terena, 28. 10. 2015
Report from the field (English below) ‪#‎Vrhnika‬ / ‪#‎Logatec‬

+++ #Vrhnika +++

Danes je na Vrhniko prišlo okoli 20 avtobusov. Zasedli so skoraj vse kapacitete ene stavbe (vojašnice), ljudje so dobili prigrizke in v vrstah čakali na obleke in obutev. Prostovoljci so skavti, taborniki, gasilci (civilna zaščita) …
Proces sprejemanja ljudi je bil dokaj dobro organiziran, odnos organizacij pa je zelo nehuman – na primer, mala punčka je imela zdravstvene težave, redar pa jo je odslovil z besedami, da nimajo časa za njo.
Glede infrastrukture – ni WIFI-ja, ni tušev, kaj šele tople vode. Zunaj je bilo nekaj pip z mrzlo vodo, kjer so se le za silo lahko umili, saj so bili na pogled vsem.

+++ #Logatec +++
V Logatcu so pripravljeni in trenutno čakajo na 4 avtobuse, ki naj bi prišli okoli pol treh zjutraj. Sanitarije so v primerjavi z Vrhniko mnogo bolje urejene, na voljo so tudi tuši.

‪#‎RefugeeSlo‬ ‪#‎RefugeesWelcome‬ ‪#‎OpenBorders‬

—————————————- English ————————————–

+++ #Vrhnika +++

Today around 20 buses arrived to Vrhnika. They occupied almost every capacity of the building (military barracks). People received some snacks and were waiting in lines for clothes and shoes. There are scouts and firemen (civil protection) volunteering.
The process of admission is quite well organized, but the attitude of organizations is very inhumane – for example, a little girl was ill and a security man told her that they have no time for her.
About infrastructure – there is no wifi, no showers, no hot water. Outside there were some taps with cold water, where they could freshen up just a bit, since there was no intimate space.

+++ #Logatec +++

They are ready to accept 4 buses of people, which are expected at around 2:30 am. Rest rooms are taken cared of much better than in Brežice, there are also showers available.

#RefugeeSlo #RefugeesWelcome #OpenBorders

28 oktobra, 2015

Slovenia, I hope you are ashamed of yourself


Rigonce and what I saw there will never, never leave my mind. The smell of burning plastic and my scarf wrapped around my mouth so I don’t breathe in the poison they are keeping themselves warm with. Lost dignity of people I saw shitting next to the road in the dark. The dark road from the bridge next to the Croatian side, foggy as if I were entering a horror movie. And then the misty light in front of me. Bumps sitting around improvized fires in the middle of nowhere. Jelena running around and wrapping kids up into emergency blankets. We took some with us so we at least have an explanation of what we’re doing if the Slovenian police stops us. The volunteers on the Croatian side warned us that we should be careful as we’re entering Slovenia illegally and could be arrested. Still, some of them kept going back and forth, carrying children, bringing blankets. I didn’t know if I was nervous or pissed: I was probably both. So you walk in that fog, next to the river, to finally see where you sent those people. And then you see it…and realize there was nothing, nothing that could have prepared you for this. Not Bapska, not Bregana a month ago, not Berkasovo. I am walking around with 4 UNHCR blankets that we got god knows from where and trying to find a family that we moved onto the somewhat empty part of the field, and cleaned some trash so they can lie down. They, however, have nothing: not a sleeping bag, not a blanket. Nothing. Three children. I come to the biggest one, she must have been around 5, pat her on the head, am I pissed or crying? No crying, Wojo taught me that a month ago in Bregana: “we will cry at home”. Bregana suddenly feels like Disneyland to me. She comes closer to me and gives me the most gentle kiss on the cheek. And smiles. I remember what Nicole told me on our way to Zagreb from Berkasovo 2 days ago: “I asked a Syrian family with 3 children what they told them, where were they going. And do you know what they told me?” “No?” “We told them we are going on vacation.”

We opened 2 emergency blankets to put them on the ground. We touch the ground: it feels frozen. Dead cold. The children are looking at me. Their Mom says: “Please, miss, blankets…” and points towards them. Now I am pissed. I am so pissed. I march back. Fuck this shit. Fuck it. I would like to see them arrest me for bringing the fucking blankets for those kids. We put some on the wheelbarrow. We know we won’t have enough, but volunteers on the Slovenian side seem to have a permission to share some. Still, none of this is enough. We leave some on the Croatian side. It sucks, but that’s one of the first things I learned on the field: you have to prioritize. And one more train is coming in a couple of hours to the Croatian side. We need to have some blankets for them as well. How do you prioritize a child over a child? Don’t ask me, I have no clue how I learned to do it. I just concentrate on the individual person I find and learn to be satisfied that I helped one. One is more than none. We will cry at home.

People are coming to me and begging for those blankets. I never want anyone to call me “miss” ever again in my life. They pull, I stay firm and keep saying no. Babies babies… “Baby!!” he tells me and drags me to his bump where people are lying. Indeed, one baby without a blanket. I am finally convinced: “for the baby!”. “For baby, miss, thank you thank you!” I swallow my tears. Fuck you, world. They repeat everything twice, sometimes we joke about it to survive: chai chai! We offer to each other. Baby family miss blanket blanket! It has to be funny when they are gone and you are left to deal with what you have seen. Jacket jacket. I can’t find my family anymore. All groups look the same: depressed, overtired, those who have something to burn are around the fires. I keep coughing and am literally afraid of what I am breathing in. Someone pulls me again: baby baby blanket blanket!! “Show me the baby!” I say. He takes me to his group. Baby is a common denomimator for everyone from newborns to 12. His 8 year old is sleeping on the ground covered by an emergency blanket, his mom sitting next to him and covering his feet every minute. She looks at me, worried. Another guy approaches me: “miss, do you have spoon?” He seem to have gotten a goulash and a fork and is confused about how to eat it. It’s the first hot meal that he has gotten in God knows how long, and now he’s staring at his plate, confused. It’s a comical situation in the chaos of the hell on Earth that is the wild camp Rogince. I say: “sorry, no spoon”, look at the baby again, see that it has one blanket, say “sorry, no blanket” and walk away. I hear “miss, but cold, baby, baby, blanket!” My heart doesn’t break anymore. What has become of me? No time to think. I need to find a baby. Finally, baby with no blanket, she’s sleeping and shivering, around 7 years old. She’s on the ground. Nothing beneath her. I take out the last emergency blanket from my bag. Show to the mother to wake her up so we can put something underneath. The father helps me to unwrap it. We put it underneath. And then I wrap her up like a tortilla, from all sides, we even roll her on the floor in it so she is covered from all sides. She is laughing. Are these on vacation as well…?

On my way back, I slowly walk to the tanks positioned next to the fence that is encircling the people. I stare at it. For a long, long time. Eons ago, there was this term I learned at the university: “ostranenie”. It was very important to me to learn it. It was very important to me to read books. To analyse Master and Margarita. To try to understand postmodernism and Pynchon. I thought writing my PhD was important, as I am (was) writing about the early separation trauma of a mother and a child and its importance for the development of the subject. On the example of Antigone. She was a brave one, little Antigone. Did you know she was only 13? Or was is 14? I forgot. “Ostranenie”. I am thinking about that as I observe that tank, like in a slow motion. There is a spider web on one of them: It hasn’t been used for a long time. There is something so odd about that spider web on that tank. I would love to make a photo of it, but I decide not to be foolish and get myself arrested over a spider web. I don’t even know if anyone would arrest me; seems stupid and like an unneccesary panic. Over making a photo of a spider web? Seriously? There is a guy standing next to me. He sees me looking at the tent. Our eyes meet. His eyes point towards the tank and he shakes his head in disbelief. I shake mine as well. We understood each other without having said anything. No Refugee Phrasebooks would help here. They are meant for civilization. This is cold, cold hell.

A few steps across the meadow, and suddenly two soldiers are standing in front of me with guns. For a split second, my legs freeze, but then I just nod my head in recognition and they nod back. I have my volunteer vest on, I suppose they think I am one of their volunteers. Slowly I walk across the meadow and wonder if they will realize that I’m walking back to Croatia. Are they enemy now or can I simply explain the most normal reason in the world for my being there? Will they listen? It seems crazy that they wouldn’t. Is crossing a border really more important than blankets? At the moment, nothing seems more important than blankets to me. Except for tents. I walk and think. Tents. We need hundreds and hundreds of tents. Maybe we could set up a little family area with tents? So at least they get them. But wher do I get tents? Ask Facebook again? I seem to go to Facebook for help whenever anything crosses my mind the last weeks. But we are not even allowed to enter, how will we bring the tents over? Should we share them on our side? Just press it into their hands. Some guy showed me a sign for sleeping that night: “miss, camp?” I swallow. “No camp, so sorry. Sandwich?” But he doesn’t want a sandwich, that one: “Miss, but sleep?” “I am so sorry”, I say. “I wish I could help you. So sorry. Sorry.” He shakes his head. “Thank you miss, you been very kind miss. God bless you miss.”

No camp. No sleep.

Before having gone to the tanks, there are two men and a girl approaching me. We talk. The girl says: “Miss, how long we stay here?” “Around 5 hours”, I say. She has beautiful, huge eyes, and his body resembles that of a little bird. “But miss, they said two!!!” “I am sorry. So sorry. It will not be 2…” “But miss we no sleep for 5 days!” “5 days?!?” “No miss”, smiles one of the guys sadly. Greece no sleep, Mazedonia no sleep, Serbia no sleep and Croatia no sleep, train and they send us here immediately.” I look at the ground. I don’t know where to look. I am so ashamed. So ashamed. I change the subject, there is nothing else left to do: “Tomorrow you are in Austria and safe. Just this one more night. Where are you going?” “Germany”, says the guy and the other one nods as well: “Germany”. “Why not Austria? Austria beautiful country. Close to Croatia, you can go to sea!” They smile at me. “How is Austria? Austria good?” The other one says: “I heard Austria doesn’t give asylum”. “Not true!”, I say. The girl looks at me with her huge eyes. “Miss, I go to France.” “France!” I say. “Where to?” “Miss, I would like yo go to Paris and study art.”

I stare at her. The fire from all sides brings the toxic smell towards us; all four of us, one at that moment, breathe it in and cough. “Paris is very expensive”, I say in between coughs. “Do you have someone with you?” “No miss”, she smiles gently, “I am all alone in this world.” “Do you know somebody in Paris?” “Nobody, miss. But I will still go and study art. That is my dream. I will find a way.”

I look at her. I don’t have any more blankets. I cannot stop the toxic smoke. I cannot make her warm. We all look around ourselves. The kids are crying, some are sleeping, some people are standing at the fence and looking at the other side. I am so sorry… I say. I am so so so sorry… And then I can’t hold it anymore. Tears start rolling down my face. I look at them in silence and let them roll. I wasn’t that strong this time to cry at home – but to be honest, I haven’t cried since Bregana at all. Not even when I saw people sleeping in the trash on the cement in Berkasovo, one next to the other like sardines. But this is too much. Too fucking much.

All three approach me and stroke me. Their eyes full of empathy. “Thank you miss thank you. Thank you for your feelings.”

That brings me back. It lasted 30 seconds, my tears. I swallow them. “I am so sorry, so sorry!” I tell them. “Look at you, going through all this, it is not your place to console me!”

But it feels good to share sadness. I feel like we are one. One Love.

I give my name to the big-eyed girl and tell her to find me on Facebook. She gives me her e-mail address. “Write to me miss, if you find time”, says the Little Bird politely. “I will. I promise.” Both men shake my hand. “Thank you, miss. Have a nice life.” “Consider Austria!” I say. “This could all be over tomorrow! Imagine that! Promise me you will think about it…” “Yes miss, we will definitely think about it”, one of them says and smiles. I go back to my side of the border. There, volunteers are preparing for another train that is coming. They are afraid they might not have enough food for the one that arrives in the morning. It’s a constant battle with money and resources.

Good luck, little art student.

Someone once told me they had nightmares after Röszke for a week. Another friend who volunteeree in Berkasovo told me he keeps having a dream that he’s finding a dead baby among the trash in Berkasovo, among dirty blankets. I understand the dream: while there, I had a constant, eerie feeling that some of the blanket bumps on the road were dead children as well. I don’t know where that comes from.

A volunteer that came back with us from Berkasovo recognized a Mom and a baby in Kljuc while we were sharing food. I see them hugging. She says later: “I drove that woman to a hospital to give birth two days ago!” “Wait, that baby is two days old?!?: “Yes. Two days.”

They crossed over to Rigonce then. Many volunteers around them, giving them everything they can. All worried. All know where they are heading to. They know nothing yet. In 200 meters, all will be clear.

I tried to sleep tonight and it all came back to me. I hugged a volunteer friend. He said: “It’s okay to cry.” “I can’t sleep” I say. I keep seeing Rogince. And I thought nothing can shock me anymore.

He hugs me and holds me and tells me about his nightmares. When we meet again on the field, we will function. We will work. We will help. It’s as simple as that. It’s the “we will cry at home” what’s happening now. Hugging helps so much. Must be that “group healing” that this some psychologist suggested here on Facebook when I posted about the possibilities of free psychological help for independent volunteers, and she said that it wasn’t possible because all of their staff is on the field already, providing help to the Red Cross people and some NGO, I think.

I didn’t see any Red Cross that night.

Actually, on the spots where I spent most of my time in the last month, I rarely saw the Red Cross. But that’s an old story.

How does one finish a post about Rigonce though? Oh, yes, I know:

We need a hospital in Zagreb to donate us washing of some blankets we collected. And tents. Many tents. Asap. Baby baby family.

Oh, fuck this shit. There was a spider web on the tank. There was a tank. A tank. Kids are going on vacation, say the parents. All inclusive was too expensive so they were offered to go to Rigonce instead. It was an offer they could not refuse.

Just got a message at 2 am that it was forbidden to share water in Rigonce today.

Slovenia, I hope you are ashamed of yourself.

Vlasta Paulić
27 oktobra, 2015

Poročila ekip s terena/Report of groups from terrain, 27.10.2015 #RefugeeSlo

– Reports from the field / English below –

+++++ ‪#‎Rigonce‬ +++++

Stanje je nekoliko boljše kot prejšnje dni in noči, več je prostovoljcev in materiala – UNHCR je zagotovil deke, nemška ekipa obleke, No Borders kuhinja odlično deluje. Policija in vojska bolje sodelujeta s prostovoljci, pri deljenju hrane in čaja pomagajo vzpostaviti distribucijo, tako da zadeva teče bolj sistematično. Načeloma pa sta situacija in dostopnost do ljudi odvisna od vodje policije na terenu; nočna izmena ni komplicira in prostovoljci so lahko brez večjih težav prosto gibali med ljudmi.

Prostovoljci so lahko neovirano delovali med ljudmi, ki jim predvsem manjkajo informacije o tem, kje so, kdaj in kam bodo odšli. Stanje v kampu je daleč od idealnega – vlaga in mraz izčrpujeta ljudi, travnik je v tem času postal blatno smetišče, dim od zažgane plastika tudi naredi svoje. Zdravniške oskrbe ni, nismo mogli doseči niti, da bi po moškega z zlomljeno nogo prišel rešilec, ampak je 2 uri slonel na ograji. Nekatere mame z bolnimi dojenčki smo lahko odpeljali v šotore.

V Rigonce prihaja 5 do 6 vlakov dnevno (z vsakim vlakom se v kraj Ključ Brdovečki na hrvaški stran pripelje skupina okoli 1300-1500 ljudi). Begunci na odhod v Dobovo čakajo nekje do 3 ure, v roku pol ure jih zamenjajo novi, zjutraj pa so čakali čez 5 ur, saj so centri okoli Rigonc prenatrpani. Poleg enega člana UNHCR, ki izvaja monitoring in pritiska na civilno zaščito, da naj vendarle omogočijo pošiljanje naročenih materialov, ter nekaj ljudi iz Filantropije, so prisotni samo samoorganizirani prostovoljci. Rigonce so res mučna in neumna vmesna postaja, v kolikor začne padati dež pa bodo razmere hitro postale neobvladljive. To sicer velja za vse tri centre – kljub pol manjšemu številu ljudi je bila včeraj situacija v vseh zelo slaba.

Sicer prostovoljci iz Rigonc še vedno vzdržujejo komunikacijo s kolegi na hrvaški strani in na takšen način je ekipa vedno pripravljena na prihod novih skupin. Nedavno se je situacija na hrvaški strani spremenila, saj policija prostovoljcem trenutno ne dopušča, da bi beguncem razdeljevali obleke in hrano, zato so hrvaški in mednarodni prostovoljci pripeljali del stvari v Rigonce.

+++++ ‪#‎Brezice‬ +++++

Center je precej bolj prazen kot dan prej, a so se nekateri begunci včeraj zvečer pritoževali, da so tam že od 7h zjutraj. Razmere so zelo slabe, ljudi zebe, zaradi dima od goreče plastike pa je zadušljivo. Veliko tenzij je med Sirci in Afganistanci, tudi precej pretepov. Policija nam je dovolila posredovati, dajati informacije in nekaj materiala, nismo pa mogli za ograjo.

+++++ ‪#‎Dobova‬ +++++

Okoli 1h ponoči je bilo tudi tukaj precej bolj prazno kot prejšnji dan, stanje umirjeno. Zunaj še vedno spi nekaj skupin. Pri razvrščanju ljudi pri registraciji je policija zelo živčna, dere se na ljudi, sicer pa ni večjih napetosti pred odhodom na vlak.

+++++ ‪#‎GornjaRadgona‬ +++++

Iz namestitvenega centra Gornja Radgona so v Avstrijo včeraj prepeljali preko 1400 beguncev. Med 18. in 21. uro je prispelo še 10 avtobusov z novimi ljudmi, pričakuje se jih še več. Prostovoljci in ostali zaposleni postajajo nervozni, ker se menda Avstrija odloča o tem ali se bo v prihodnje begunce na tem prehodu sploh še sprejemalo.

‪#‎RefugeeSlo‬ ‪#‎RefugeesWelcome‬ ‪#‎OpenBorders‬

———————————– ENGLISH —————————————

Reports from the field / 27.10.

+++++ #Rigonce +++++

Also here the conditions are somewhat better, there are more volunteers and materials. UNHCR has provided blankets, a German crew provided clothes and the No Borders kitchen is working great. Cops and the army have improved their relation to volunteers, they are establishing distribution for giving out food and tea so things are more systematic now. The situation and the access to people depend on the head of cops at the field; the night shift does not make problems and volunteers can move among people without any greater problems.

We were not disturbed when we were working with refugees. Refugees mostly lack information on where they are, when and where they will leave. The condition in the camp is far from ideal – humidity and cold are exhausting people, the meadow has become a muddy dump, smoke from burned plastic is also bad. There is no medical aid, we were unable even to arrange that an ambulance picks up a male person who had a broken leg. He was left to lean on the fence for 2 hours. We were allowed to take some mothers with sick children to the tents.

5-6 buses arrive to Rigonce on a daily basis (with each train 1300-1500 people are brought to Ključ Brdovečki on the Croatian side). Refugees taken to Dobova wait cca. 3 hours, in 30 minutes they are replaced by new people. In the morning, they waited more than 5 hours, because the centres around Rigonce are packed. Besides some people from Slovenska filantropija and one member of UNHCR, who is monitoring the conditions and putting pressure on civil defense so that they enable sending of ordered materials, there are only self-organized volunteers there. Rigonce are a painful, stupid intermediate stations. In case there is rain, the conditions will quickly become unmanageable. This goes for all three centres – even though there was ½ less people, the conditions in all three places were very bad.

Volunteers in Rigonce are still maintaining communication with comrades from the Croatian side and in this way we are always prepared for arrival of new people. Recently, the situation on the Croatian side has changed, because cops didnt’ allow volunteers to distribute clothes and food among refugees. Therefore, Croatian and international volunteers delivered some things to Rigonce.

+++++ #Brezice +++++

The center is somewhat better than the day before. The refugees complained in the evening that they have been there since 7 in the morning. Conditions are very bad, people are cold, the atmosphere is stifling due to the smoke from burning plastic. There is a lot of tension between Syrians and Afghani people, also fights. Cops allowed us to intervene, give information and some materials, but we were not allowed to go behind the fence.

+++++ #Dobova +++++

Around 1 in the morning, it was a lot more empty than the day before, the situation was calm. Outside there are still some groups sleeping. When they are sorting people at registration, cops are very nervous, yelling at people, but there are no bigger tensions before going on the train.

+++++ #GornjaRadgona +++++

From the refugee centre in Gornja Radgona, more than 1400 refugees were taken to Austria. Between 18.00 and 21.00 10 more buses arrived, more are expected. Volunteers and others are becoming nervous, because apparenlty the government of Austria is still deciding whether refugees will be accepted at this border crossing.

#RefugeeSlo #RefugeesWelcome #OpenBorders

27 oktobra, 2015

Call for international meeting, manifestation and solidarity action in Slovenia

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Call for international meeting, manifestation and solidarity action in Slovenia

For more than a week the so-called Balkan Route is passing through Slovenia. The Slovenian government intended to impose the entrance quota of 2500 refugees per day. Croatia answered by sending the refugees and migrants over the so-called “Green” border. This controversy between Slovenia and Croatia created dire humanitarian conditions for the refugees and migrants. The Slovenian government used this humanitarian emergency produced by states and what they call a chaotic situation on the Southern border to rapidly militarize the society and call for an EU summit on the Balkan Route.

The results of the Sunday summit are measures corresponding to EU policies, with the aim to demolish the movement of refugees and migrants. They decided on concrete measures to slow down the flux of refugees and migrants with the intention of establishing so-called hot spots in Greece and to designate Turkey as a buffer zone for refugees and migrants. After pushing the people on their journey to freedom and a decent life in dire humanitarian conditions, they used terrible images from the Slovene-Croatian border to talk more about deportation, externalization of the repressive and violent migration regime, the selection and stratification of refugees and migrants in the process of registration of which the aim is to destroy their collective power.

We are the people daily involved in solidarity with refugees and migrants travelling through Slovenia trying to reach their final destinations. We do not see refugees and migrants as either hopeless victims or as an invasive force but autonomous people with a desire for a better life. What we are perceiving in our day to day engagements on the border is that the attitude of the Slovenian authorities leads to the dehumanization of refugees and migrants and turns this route into a total institution whose aim is to isolate refugees and migrants from the broader society and subject them to procedures of policing, selection and deportation. We also perceive that activities of solidarity by independent volunteers are more and more restricted by authorities.

We believe that the only way to address these dire humanitarian conditions of refugees and migrants is to build relations with them. The solution is not sending people back or subjecting them to a life without perspective in closed refuge centres isolated from broader society. The solution is to build a common European society together, as citizens, refugees and migrants.

We call to meet in Ljubljana, on Saturday 31 of October, 11am to participate in a transnational meeting and manifestation against the militarization of Slovenian borders and the attempts of the EU to break the movement of refugees and migrants. After the manifestation in Ljubljana, we will go together to the border as international independent volunteers to express solidarity with refugees and migrants and to build another, open Europe together.

Contact us:

The international meeting takes place at saturday October 31, 11:00am (local time) at:

Tovarna Rog
Trubarjeva 72, 1000 Ljubljana

Poziv na mednarodni sestanek, manifestacijo in solidarnostno akcijo

Tako imenovana balkanska ruta že več kot teden dni vodi tudi skozi Slovenijo. Slovenske oblasti so poskušale uvesti kvoto 2500 beguncev, ki bi jih sprejeli dnevno. Odziv Hrvaške na kvoto je bilo pošiljanje beguncev in migrantov preko tako imenovane zelene meje. Ta kontroverza je povzročila strahotne humanitarne pogoje in izredno stanje na južni meji, ki so ga slovenske oblasti izkoristile za militarizacijo družbe po hitrem postopku. Prav tako je bila »kaotična situacija«, kot jo imenujejo, povod za srečanje držav članic EU na temo balkanske rute.

Rezultati nedeljskega srečanja se povsem skladajo s siceršnjimi politikami EU, ki uničujejo gibanje beguncev in migrantov: sprejeta je bila odločitev, da naj se begunce in migrante ustavi z gradnjo zbirnih centrov v Grčiji in spreminjanjem Turčije v tamponsko območje. Oblasti so ljudi na poti v svobodo in dostojno življenje najprej porinile v strahotne humanitarne pogoje, potem pa grozljive podobe iz slovensko-hrvaške meje izrabile za govor o povečanju števila deportacij, o eksternalizaciji represivnega in nasilnega migracijskega režima ter kot opravičilo za stratifikacijo beguncev in migrantov. Skozi proces selektivne registracije poskušajo uničiti njihovo kolektivno moč.

Smo ljudje, ki se dnevno srečujemo in smo solidarni s tistimi, ki poskušajo preko Slovenije doseči svoj končni cilj. Begunci in migranti za nas niso niti nemočne žrtve niti invanzivna sila. So avtonomni subjekti z željo po boljšem življenju. Skozi svoje vsakodnevne dejavnosti na mejah zaznavamo, da vodi odnos slovenskih oblasti v dehumanizacijo beguncev in migrantov, njihovo pot pa spreminja v totalno institucijo policijskega nadzora, selekcije in deportacij ter izolacije od ostale družbe. Prav tako zaznavamo vse večje prepreke za solidarnostno delovanje neodvisnih prostovoljcev, ki jih oblasti vedno bolj omejujejo.

Verjamemo, da lahko strahotne humanitarne pogoje, v katerih so se znašli begunci in migranti, naslovimo samo skozi gradnjo odnosov z njimi. Rešitev ni niti v pošiljanju ljudi v države, iz katerih so prišli, niti v tem, da jih izoliramo v zaprte begunske centre in obsodimo na življenje brez vsakršne perspektive. Rešitev je v gradnji nove evropske družbe, katere del bomo kot državljani, begunci in migranti.

Zato pozivamo na srečanje v Ljubljani, 31. oktobra ob 11h. Mednarodnemu sestanku bo sledila manifestacija proti militarizaciji slovenskih meja in namenom EU, ki skuša zlomiti gibanje beguncev in migrantov. Po manifestaciji se bomo kot skupina mednarodnih neodvisnih prostovoljcev odpravili na meje, kjer bomo izrazili solidarnost z begunci in migranti, da bi skupaj zgradili drugo, odprto Evropo.

Mednarodno srečanje bo v Soboto, 31. Oktobra, ob 11.00 uri v:

Tovarna Rog
Trubarjeva 72, 1000 Ljubljana

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25 oktobra, 2015

Poročila ekip s terena/Report of groups from terrain, 25.10.2015 #RefugeeSlo

– Reports from the field / English below –

+++++ ‪#‎Rigonce‬ +++++

Poleg naših je prisotnih precej mednarodnih neodvisnih prostovoljcev. Dopoldne je policija začela prostovoljcem preprečevati dostop do migrantov, deljenje stvari in hrane. Dostop naj bi bil prepovedan, ker ljudje po njihovi oceni ne potrebujejo pomoči, saj bodo tam počakali samo 3 ure do prevoza drugam.

Vsako skupino, ki pride v Rigonce, čaka 3 km hoje do avtobusov v Dobovo, ki peljejo nato v Brežice. Ljudje so izčrpani in med potjo omagujejo. Hodijo po blatnem kolovozu, ker vaščani ne dovolijo hoje po glavni cesti.

Vojaki na terenu so de facto že prevzeli pooblastila policije. Sama prisotnost policije je zmanjšana, je pa prisotne veliko več do zob oborožene vojske z oklepniki.

Ponoči se ljudje grejejo ob ognjih, veliko je bilo otrok in dojenčkov. Čez noč ni bilo nobenih humanitarnih organizacij. Prisotna je ekipa No Border Kitchen iz Nemčije, ki so čez noč uspeli razdeliti toplo juho in čaj 6.000 ljudem, ki so čez noč sšli skozi Rigonce. Prisotni so bili tudi medicinci iz Avstrije, ki so zjutraj odšli, zato se njuno potrebuje nova medicinska ekipa. Čez noč so prostovoljci vzpostavili šotor za shrambo oblek, odej, obutve in ostalih stvari, ki se jih brez posrednikov humanitarnih organizacij direktno deli ljudem.


NAVODILA ZA POT: ko prideš v Rigonce se po glavni cesti zapelješ skoraj do meje. Nekaj metrov pred mejo je cestna zapora, pred njo pa je partizanski spomenik. Po cestici pred spomenikom zaviješ desno in se pelješ toliko časa, da greš pod železniškim podhodom (pozor, zna biti prenizko za višje kombije). Iz podhoda zaviješ levo in pelješ naravnost, dokler ne prideš do zbirališča.

RABI SE: tople in udobne čevlje, odeje, šotore, spalke, armaflekse, zimske bunde/jakne za vse, prevajalce, medicinske ekipe, prostovoljce, ki delijo stvari in irformirajo ljudi.

+++++ ‪#‎Gruškovje‬ +++++

Zelo pretočen registracijski center. Stalno vozijo busi s Hrvaške, ljudi registrirajo precej hitro, nato jih peljejo v Šentilj.

+++++ ‪#‎Brežice‬ +++++

Visoka prisotnost policije in vojske. Dostop do ljudi je nemogoč, če nisi pod okriljem humanitarnih organizacij. Hrana se še vedno razdeljuje prek koridora. Edina možnost deljenja hrane in potrebščin direktno migrantom je možna, ko so na avtobusih, ali ob zunanji ograji taborišča.

+++++ ‪#‎Dobova‬ +++++

Ponoči so postavili dva nova kampa, v vsakem so trije šotori, ki so ograjeni. Ponoči sta bila oba kampa polna. Dostop je bil čez noč možen tudi brez registracije, čeprav policija komentira, naj prostovoljci pazijo, da jih migrantje ne raztrgajo. Mrgoli vojske in policije.

Okoli 18:00 je bilo v Dobovi 6.000 ljudi, prihajali so novi. Prisotne je veliko policije, NGOjem niso pustili do ljudi, lahko pa noter pridejo neodvisni prostovoljci. Situacija je zelo napeta.

+++++ ‪#‎Celje‬ ++++++
V Celju je namestitveni center urejen v eni od hal na celjskem sejmišču. Vhodi v halo so zagrajeni z ograjami; vse skupaj daje videz hleva z zunanjim izpustom za živino.
Danes ponoči je vanj prispelo 502 ljudi, večinoma družin z majhnimi otroki. Sem so jih pripeljali pozno ponoči z mejnega prehoda ‪#‎Dobovec‬ (pri Rogatcu).
Po besedah enega od šoferjev naj bi jih v Celju začeli nameščati v torek (20.10.). Lokacije, iz katerih naj bi prišli, so: Dobovec, ‪#‎Imeno‬, #Brežice.
Ob 8:20 je na Celjski sejem prispelo 9 avtobusov. Nanje so vstopili vsi, ki so tekom noči prispeli v sprejemni center. Ob 9:30h je konvoj v spremstvu policije krenil proti Gornji Radgoni.
Ekonomska šola je bila včeraj (17h) prazna in ne daje vtisa, da bi tam še nameščali ljudi. Na dvorišču za šolo so zgolj trije šotori civilne zaščite in nekaj miz ter stolov; na stari stavbi šole (star Kajuhov dijaški dom) visi zastava civilne zaščite, vhod v stavbo je blokiran z mizo in stolom

‪#‎RefugeeSlo‬ ‪#‎RefugeesWelcome‬ ‪#‎NoBorder‬

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Reports from the field / 25.10.

+++++ #Rigonce +++++

Aside from us, there is a lot of international, independent volunteers. In the morning, cops forbid access to migrants, distribution of food and other necessities. The cops said this is because according to them people do not need aid, since they will be there only 3 hours until they take them elsewhere.

Each group, which arrives to Rigonce, has to walk 3 kilometres to the buses to Dobova, which then drive to Brežice. People are exhausted and some people are fainting. They walk across a muddy cart track, because villagers do not allow them to walk on the main road.

Soldiers already have police authorities. There are less cops and more army with armoured vehicles and soldiers, armed to the teeth.

At night people keep warm by making fire, there is a lot of children and babies. During the night, there were no humanitarian organizations. No Border Kitchen from Germany is there and during the night, they managed to distribute warm soup and tea to 6000 people, who passed during the night through Rigonce. There were also medical workers from Austria there, they left in the morning so there is a need for new medical workers. During the night, volunteers set up a tent to store clothes, blankets, shoes and other things, which are distributed to people directly without control of humanitarian organizations.


DIRECTIONS: when entering Rigonce, stay on the main road until you almost reach the border. A few meters in front of the border there is a road block and in front of it a Partisan memorial. Turn right before the memorial and stay on this little road until you underpass a railway line (attention, might be too low for higher vans). Turn left after the underpass and drive until you reach the field.

Urgently needed: warm and comfortable shoes, blankets, tents, sleeping bags, ground pads/sheets (to sit down on the muddy ground), winter jackets for all, translators, medical aid, volunteers to distribute necessities and inform people.

+++++ #Gruškovje +++++
/ 13:20 /

Very fluid registration center. Buses from Croatia are constantly arriving, people are registered quite quickly, then they are taken to Šentilj.

+++++ #Brežice +++++

4000 people were here, now they left, the camp is empty. A lot of disinformation: at one entry they are being registered, at the other they are not.

A lot of police and army. It is impossible to step in contact with people if you are not associated with a humanitarian organization. Food is is still distributed across the corridor. The only way we can distribute food and other necessities directly to migrants is when they are on the bus or on the external fence of the camp.

+++++ #Dobova +++++

They set up two new camps, in each of them there are three fenced tents full of people. Access during the night was possible without registration. Pigs commented that volunteers should take care of themselves so that migrants dont tear them upart. A lot of army and police.

Around 18:00 there were 6000 people in Dobova, new people were coming. A lot of cops, NGOs were not allowed to come in touch with people, independent volunteers are allowed to come in. Situation is very tense.
+++++ #Celje ++++++
In Celje, refugees stay in one of the halls of the Celje fairground. Entrance into halls are enclosed with fences. It gives the appearance of a stall.
There, 502 people arrived during the night, mostly families with small children. They were brought here late at night from the border crossing #Dobovec (at Rogatec).
According to one of the bus drivers, people have been brought to Celje since 20.10. He said they are coming from #Dobovec, #Imeno, #Brežice.
School of Economics was yesterday (at around 17.00) empty and does not look like people are being put there. On the yard behind the school there are three tents of Civil Defense (CD), some tables and chairs. In the old building of the school (the old Kajuh dormitory) there is a flag of CD, the entrance is blocked by a chair and a table.

#RefugeeSlo #RefugeesWelcome #NoBorder


Protirasistična fronta brez meja

25 oktobra, 2015


proti militarizaciji

The Parliament of the Republic of Slovenia passed the Act on Amendments to the Defence Act (ZObr-E), by which the Slovenian Armed Forces members obtained new, exceptional and civil-repressive authorizations during the wider protection of the state boarder.

A new Article to the Article 37; Article 37.a will be added to the Defence Act (Ur. l. RS, No.103/04 – official consolidated text) to read as follows:

Article 37.a

(Exceptional authorizations of the army)

(1) If so demanded by the security situation, the Parliament can, upon the proposal of the Government, decide with a two-thirds majority of the component Members of Parliament present and voting, that the members of the Slovene Armed Forces, together with the police can, exclusively during the wider protection of the state boarder, according to the plans adopted and following the preliminary ruling from the fourth paragraph of the pervious Article, also exercise the following powers:

  1. warning;
  2. directing;
  3. temporary restricting the movement of persons
  4. cooperating with controlling crowds and groups

(2) The authorizations from the previous paragraph are exercised under the conditions prescribed for the police.

(3) Immediately informing the police about the performed authorizations from the first paragraph of this Article.

(4) The Parliament sets a date in the Act from the first paragraph of this Article in which the members of the Slovene Armed Forces exercise the authorizations from the first paragraph of this Article, and which can last only for the urgently needed time of execution, but not longer than for three months. The period from the previous paragraph can again, under the same conditions, be prolonged.

By enacting the Act on Amendments to the Defence Act (ZObr-E), the refugees and uncontrolled crossings of the state boarder are being used for the militarization of the Slovene society and country, which was supposedly, at the end of the 80s of the previous century, based on the peaceful civil movements for democracy and human rights. The decision to grant special civil-repressive authorizations to the members of the Slovene Armed Forces changes, in its foundations, the role of the military defence forces in the Republic of Slovenia, defined in accordance with the Constitution.

The civil-repressive authorizations of the Slovene professional soldiers on the area of the Republic of Slovenia enabled by the Act on Amendments to the Defence Act (ZObr-E), are not precisely defined and determined. The Slovene defence forces are already present on the boarders, since the existing legislation already allows that, therefore there is no whatsoever reason for the Government and the Parliament of the Republic of Slovenia to carry out this kind of interfering with the foundations of the legal system practically without a wider public debate.

By the requirement for the calling of a referendum regarding the Act on Amendments to the Defence Act (ZObr-E) we want to achieve that, according to the Article 125 of the Slovene Constitution, the Defence Act will still manage the type, extent, and the organization of the defence of the inviolability and the integrity of the national territory and that the state will, when providing security, take as its basis the peace policy, as well as the culture of peace and nonviolence.

Support the voters’ initiative to lodge the request for the calling of the referendum on the Act on Amendments to the Defence Act (ZObr-E), which the Parliament of the Republic of Slovenia passed on 21th October 2015, with the following referendum question:

Do you agree with the enforcing of the Act on Amendments to the Defence Act (ZObr-E), which the Parliament of the Republic of Slovenia passed on 21th October 2015?

How can I help?

1. Bring the form for the list of signatures

1. Gather some signatures

3. Send or bring the signatures till Tuesday, 27th October 2015, to Zavod Radio Študent, Cesta 27. aprila 31, 1000 Ljubljana.

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25 oktobra, 2015


freedom of movement

We are therefore calling you to a mobilization, a demonstration in Evros against the fence and the borders, on Saturday, October 31st, 2015.


Every day, thousands of people persecuted by the bombings of the West, totalitarian regimes and fundamentalist violence, eradicated by extreme poverty and the “growth” of corporations struggle to cross borders and come to Europe. They are led to a fight for survival, in search of a life in peace and dignity. Thousands are drowned at the coasts of the Mediterranean; those however that manage in fact to reach European states alive come face to face with detention camps, fascist and racist attacks, police violence and profiteering, serving as cheap and easily exploitable workforce.

All by hypocritically invoking their alleged humanism, the leaders of Europe focus on reinforcing guarding at the borders, increasing the army and Frontex, detention camps, deportations and forced returns, thus revealing the true face of Fortress- Europe.

The fence in Evros (at the border between Turkey and Greece) is not only the symbol of exclusion, demonization of the “foreigner” and the protection of national and European security at all costs, but also the cause that all these people have drowned in the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea. The fence forces refugees and immigrants to follow the perilous sea routes to cross borders. Evidence shows that ever since the fence was built, people drowned in the Aegean have skyrocketed and will continue to grow, considering that no barbed wire could stop a man or a woman that fights for survival and a life in dignity.

We have created the Opens external link in new windowCoordination against the Evros Fence to tear down the fence, open borders and stop human tragedy in the Mediterranean. Groups and individuals have met to join our forces, each of a different ideological background, united by the common belief that stopping the nightmare of blood-stained borders is a matter of the society and the movements. Assemblies of the coordination team are open and horizontal in a direct process that pursues coordination and cooperation with similar initiatives both in Greece and abroad, considering that the question of borders concerns us all.

We cannot be silent facing death. As long as the fence is there and the borders are closed, the Greek State and the European Union will be committing the killing of thousands of immigrants and refugees at the coasts of the Mediterranean that die inside the wrecked coffin ships of traffickers in human beings.

We are therefore calling you to a mobilization, a demonstration in Evros against the fence and the borders, on Saturday, October 31st, 2015.

Free movement of refugees and immigrants
Papers for all – No deportations
No to detention camps
Against Fortress-Europe

Our solidarity will tear down the fence and the borders

Bus departing from Thessaloniki at 08:00 a.m. from the Statue of Venizelos
(Reservations: +30 6949591336, +30 6970395852)


23 oktobra, 2015

Poročila ekip s terena/Report of groups from terrain, 23.10.2015 #RefugeeSlo


Nujno so potrebni prostovoljci, ki so pripravljeni pomagat čez noč. Dostopnost do taborišč se spreminja, a z nekaj iznajdljivosti gre. Ne pozabite na odsevni jopič!

/english below/

Poročila ekip, ki je bila čez dan na terenu:

+++++ ‪#‎Rigonce‬ / ‪#‎Dobova‬ / petek, 23. 10. +++++

Migrante zbirajo v Rigoncah in jih nato še vedno peš peljejo v nov kamp na koncu Dobove, kjer se je postavljal koncertni šotor z lesenim podom in toplozračnim ogrevanjem. Prostora v šotoru je za približno 20 % prispelih migrantov, verjetno bodo tam čez noč nastanili družine. Adra je tu delila hrano. Logistika je štimala in ni bilo potrebe da bi se prostovoljci vključili v proces, saj so imeli vse pokrito. Večjo težavo predstavlja higiena, posebej pri dojenčkih, ki pa jih prostovoljci niso smeli previjat.

+++++ ‪#‎Brezice‬ / petek, 23. 10. +++++

Iz Dobove ljudje spet v skupinah peš vodijo v Brežice, od tam pa naprej z busi na meje z Avstrijo.

Na lokaciji deluje več neodvisnih mednarodnih iniciativ in stalno prihaja hrana in obleka, ki se skldiščijo za gostilno poleg centra.

Rdeči križ za prostovoljce predstavlja precejšnjo težavo, saj želijo vzpostaviti popoln nadzor nad deljenjem pomoči. Kljub temu se lahko pride do migrantov in stvari razdeljevat. Vsake toliko neodvisne prostovoljce sicer vržejo ven iz tabora, vendar nato s kakim paketom in iznajdljivostjo uspejo spet priti noter. Policija humanitarno delo dopušča.

Okoli 19ih so ljudje, ki so bili že cel dan zunaj na mrazu skandirati “We want go!”.

Prisotnost je na vseh lokacijah najbolj nujna zvečer. Na vseh lokacijah se dostopnost spreminja glede na situacijo – policija pred premiki migrantom postane bolj občutljiva, sicer je situacija ok.

‪#‎RefugeeSlo‬ ‪#‎RefugeesWelcome‬ ‪#‎NoBorder‬

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We desperately need volunteers who are ready to help at evenings and during the night. Accessability is constantly changing, but with some resourcefulness, everything is possible.

Report of groups, which were on the terrain during the day:

+++++ #Rigonce / #Dobova / Friday, 23. 10. +++++

Migrants are being gathered in Rigonce and are still taken by foot to the new camp in the outskirts of Dobova, where they set up concert tent with wooden floors and heating. There is room for about 20% of migrants, probably they will accommodate families there during the night. Adra was handing out food there. Logistics were working and there was no need to include volunteers in the process, since everything was covered. The bigger problem is hygiene, especially for babies, which the volunteers were not allowed to change.

+++++ #Brezice / Friday, 23. 10. +++++

Again, people in groups are walking to Brežice and from there are taken to Austrian border by buses.

There are more independent international initiatives acting on the location, food and clothes are arriving constantly and are stored behind the restaurant next to the center.

Red cross is a big problem for volunteers since they attempt to establish complete control over handing out help. Despite that it is possible to reach the migrants and hand things out to them. Indeed, from time to time they kick the volunteers out of the camp, but they manage to snick back in using some packages and some resourcefulness. The police tolerates the humanitarian work.

Around 7 pm the people, who were outside the hole day, were shouting “We want go!”.

The presence on every location is most needed in the evenings. Accessibility on every location changes according to the situation – the police becomes more nervous before any movements of the migrants but otherwise the situation is ok.

Protirasistična fronta brez meja

23 oktobra, 2015

REFUGEES LEGAL INFO / المعلومات القانونیة للاجئین

refugis welcome

( المعلومات القانونیة للاجئین ( 20 سبتمبر 2015
1) ما ھو الإجراء الذي یتم ف ي ح ا ل ق ر ر ت التقدم بطلب للحصول على حق اللجوء في سلوفینیا؟
اللجوء (الحمایة الدولیة) تكون على وضعین – وضع لاجئ بموجب اتفاقیة جنیف ووضع الحمایة الفرعیة
الممنوح لأولئك الذین لا تتوفر فیھم الشروط بموجب اتفاقیة جنیف ولكنھم قد یعانون ضررا خطیرا (على سبیل
المثال عقوبة الإعدام أو التعذیب أو المعاملة اللاإنسانیة أو المھینة) إذا أعیدوا إلى بلدانھم الأصلیة.
یمكنك التعبیر عن نیتك في طلب اللجوء لدى الشرطة عند أي معبر حدودي رسمي. ھناك نوعان من الخطوات
في عملیة التقدم للحصول على حق اللجوء:
– یجب إبلاغ الشرطة أنك التي ترید تقدیم طلب لجوء. سیتم منحك الكتیب مع جمیع المعلومات حول ھذا
الإجراء، قائمة المستشارین للاجئین وقائمة المنظمات غیر الحكومیة العاملة في مجال اللجوء. یجب أن یكون
الكتیب بلغتك أو باللغة التي تفھمھا. وسوف یتم نقلك إلى دار اللجوء في لیوبلیانا و ھو مرفق مفتوح، ولیس مركز
– بعد وصولك إلى دار اللجوء تتقدم رسمیا بطلب للجوء. یمكنك أن نتوقع أن المسئولین في وزارة الداخلیة
سیقومون بإجراء مقابلة أولیة معك (من خلال مترجم)، وسوف یسألونك عن الأسباب التي أرغمتك على أن
تطلب اللجوء. ثم سوف یقومون بإجراء مقابلة أخرى مفصلة معك، لمعرفة المزید من التفاصیل حول الأسباب
التي جعلتك تطلب اللجوء. جمیع المعلومات التي تعطیھا في البدایة وفي المقابلة الثانیة یجب أن تتطابق إلى
أقصى حد ممكن.
یجب تقدیم أي وثائق لدیك یمكن أن تثبت أن لدیك خوف لھ ما یبرره من العودة إلى بلدك (ان كنت تخشى
الاضطھاد في بلدك بسبب عرقك أو دینك أو جنسیتك أو انتمائك إلى فئة اجتماعیة معینة أو رأیك السیاسي).إذا لم
یكن لدیك الوثائق التي یمكن أن تثبت أن لدیك خوف لھ ما یبرره من التعرض للاضطھاد، سوف تعطي لھم كل
المعلومات التي یمكن أن تساعد في إثبات حقك في وضع اللجوء شفویا في المقابلة.
منذ اللحظة التي تقدم فیھا طلب للجوء وخلال الإجراءات، سوف تقیم في دار اللجوء في لیوبلیانا.ھناك أیضا
إمكانیة أن تطلب لیتم تسكینك في مسكن خاص. سوف تحصل أیضا على بطاقة ھویة طالب لجوء. أثناء سیر
الإجراء لدیك الحق في:
– سكن مجاني ومصروف الجیب ( 18 یورو / شھر)؛
– العلاج الصحي في حالات الطوارئ.
– التعلیم.
– في بعض الحالات، الحق في العمل (إذا أخذ إجراء اللجوء وقتا أطول من 9 أشھر)؛
– حریة التنقل، إلا إذا تقید الشرطة ذلك بقرار رسمي. یمكنك النوم خارج دار اللجوء، ولكن علیك دائما
الحصول على الإذن بذلك. إذا كانت عائلتك معك ویطلبون اللجوء أیضا، لن یمكن فصلھم عنك. ولكن، إذا كانت
عائلتك لیست معك ولكن لا تزال في سوریا أو أفغانستان أو العراق … لن یسمح لھا أن تنضم إلیك خلال فترة
انتظارك حق اللجوء في سلوفینیا. إذا تم منحك حق اللجوء، سیتم السماح لأعضاء عائلتك القریبین للانضمام إلیك
– أنھم لن یحتاجون إلى السفر بنفس الطریقة التي سافرت بھا أنت، ولكن ستكون قادر على طلب لم الشمل معھم
من سلوفینیا أو من البلد الذي تعیش فیھ الأسرة. عندما تحصل على الحمایة الدولیة، علیك أن تقدم طلب لجمع
شمل الأسرة في 3 أشھر من استلام وضعك كلاجئ.
الإجراء للحصول على القرار النھائي یمكن أن یكون طویلا: رسمیا یستمر لمدة 6 أشھر ولكن في الممارسة
3 سنوات). – العملیة یمكن أن یستمر عدة سنوات ( 1
2) ما ھي العواقب القانونیة للتسجیل في سلوفینیا في حالة أنني لم أطلب اللجوء؟
إذا لم تقدم طلبا للجوء، ربما لن تكون ھناك أي عواقب قانونیة محددة في ھذه الحالة بالذات عندما یكون عدد
الوافدین الجدد مرتفع جدا. ستقوم الشرطة بتسجیلك وجمع المعلومات حول اسمك وجنسیتك من أجل السیطرة
على أعداد اللاجئین. وستقوم سلوفینیا رسمیا بمحاولة إعادتك إلى البلد الذي دخلت سلوفینیا منھ (مثل كرواتیا)،
ولكن من المرجح أن ھذا البلد لن یقبل عودتك.
في مثل ھذه الحالة، إذا كانوا لا یمكنھم إعادتك فربما تقوم الشرطة (ولكن لیس بالضرورة) بإصدار وثیقة تسمى
“تصریح بالبقاء” ساریة المفعول لمدة ستة أشھر. ھذا ھو وضع تسامح، ولیس تصریح للإقامة، ولكن ھذه الورقة
تحمیك من الطرد وتسمح لك بحریة الحركة داخل جمھوریة سلوفینیا.
3) ما ھي العواقب القانونیة لأخذ البصمات في سلوفینیا؟ ھل یمكنني مقاومة أو تجنب ذلك؟
لسوء الحظ، لا یمكنك أن ترفض أخذ البصمات. السبب الوحید لعدم أخذ بصمات الأصابع ھو إذا كانت ھذه قد
دمرت. لاحظ أنھ في الوقت الراھن في حالات الوصول الجماعیة لا تأخذ الشرطة بصمات الأصابع دائما.
ولكن، حتى إذا كانت الشرطة أخذت بصماتك وأنت لم تطلب اللجوء في سلوفینیا،فانھ من الممكن عدم إدخال تلك
البصمات في قاعدة البیانات یوروداك. فقط إذا تقدمت بطلب للحصول على حق اللجوء في سلوفینیا ستذھب
بصماتك إلى قاعدة البیانات یوروداك وبالتالي كل بلد في الاتحاد الأوروبي سوف یعرف أین تقدمت بطلب
اللجوء (على النحو المنصوص علیھ في لائحة دبلن). إذا كنت، على سبیل المثال، طلبت اللجوء في سلوفینیا، ثم
مرة أخرى في ألمانیا، ألمانیا ستعیدك إلى سلوفینیا.
4) ماذا یعني أن تكون ” أوراقك مرتبة “؟
ھذا یعني أن لدیك جواز سفر ساري المفعول وتأشیرة لدخول منطقة شنغن، أو تصریح الإقامة صادر في أي
دولة من الدول الأعضاء في الاتحاد الأوروبي.
5) كیف یمكنني الذھاب من سلوفینیا إلى الدول الأخرى الأعضاء في الاتحاد الأوربي؟
علیك الحصول على بعض الراحة في مركز استقبال، ثم اتبع التعلیمات الموجھة من قبل السلطات أو یمكنك
الانتقال بسیارة أجرة أو سیارة أو حافلة أو قطار، أو سیرا على الأقدام إلى النمسا. بعد التسجیل وأخذ بصمات
الأصابع سوف یتم نقلك إلى مركز الاستقبال ولكن لن یتم تقیید حریة حركتك، وسوف تكون حر في مواصلة
6) قد فقدت أفراد عائلتي.من الذي یجب أن أتصل بھ؟
یجب علیك الاتصال بشكل عاجل بالصلیب الأحمر في سلوفینیا. وسوف یوفر لك استمارة طلب للبحث عن
المفقودین تملأھا و سوف یساعدك على تتبع أفراد عائلتك.

REFUGEES LEGAL INFO (updated version from October 21)

1. What is the procedure in case I decide to apply for asylum in Slovenia?
Asylum (international protection) has two forms – refugee status under the Geneva Convention and subsidiary protection granted to those who do not meet the conditions under the Geneva Convention but would suffer serious harm (e.g. death penalty or torture or inhuman or degrading treatment) if returned to their country of origin.
You can express the intention to apply for asylum at the official border crossing with the police. There are two steps in the process of applying for asylum:
– Inform the police that you want to apply for asylum. You will be given a brochure with the information about the procedure, a list of refugee counsellors and a list of NGOs working in the field of asylum. The brochure should be in your language or the language you understand. Then you will be transferred to the Asylum home in Ljubljana (open facility, not a detention centre).
– After you arrive to the Asylum home you officially apply for asylum. You can expect that the officials at the Ministry of the Interior will conduct an initial interview with you (through an interpreter) and will ask you about the reasons why you ask for asylum. Then they will conduct another more detailed interview with you. All information you give at the first and at the second interview should match as closely as possible.
You must provide any documents that you have and can prove that you have a well-founded fear to return to your own country (that you fear persecution in your country because of your race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion). If you do not have documents that can prove your well-founded fear of persecution, you will give all the information that can help prove your refugee status orally at the interview. From the moment you applied for asylum and during the procedure, you will stay in the Asylum home. You have a possibility to ask to be settled in a private accommodation as well. You will also receive an asylum seeker’s ID card. During the procedure you have the right to: – Free accommodation and pocket money (18 EUR/month); – Emergency health treatment; – Education; – In certain cases, the right to work (if the asylum procedure takes longer than 9 months); – Freedom of movement, unless the police restrict it with a formal decision. You can sleep outside the Asylum home, but you always need their permission.
If your family is with you and they also ask for asylum, you will not be separated. But, if your family is not with you but is still in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq … they will not be allowed to join you during the time you wait for the asylum in Slovenia. If you are granted asylum, your close family members will be allowed to join you – they will not need to travel the same way as you, you will be able to request reunion with them from Slovenia or from where the family lives. If you get international protection, you have to ask for family reunification in 3 months since you received your status.
The procedure to get a final decision can be long: officially it lasts for 6 months but in practice it can last several years (1-3 years).

2. What are the legal consequences of registration in Slovenia in case that I don’t apply for asylum?
If you do not apply for asylum, there are probably no specific legal consequences in this particular situation when the number of new arrivals is very high. The police will register you and collect information about your name and nationality in order to have control over the numbers of refugees. Slovenia will officially try to return you the country you entered Slovenia from (e.g. Croatia), but it is likely that this country will not accept you back.
In such case, if you cannot be returned, the police will probably (but not necessarily) issue a paper called “permission to remain” with validity of six months. This is a toleration status, not a residence permit, but this paper protects you from expulsion and permits free movement across the Republic of Slovenia.

3. What are the legal consequences of fingerprinting in Slovenia? Can I resist / avoid that?
Unfortunately, you cannot refuse fingerprinting. The only reason not to take fingerprints is if they had been destroyed. However, note that currently in the situation of mass arrivals the police is not always taking fingerprints. However, even if the police take fingerprints from you and you don’t apply for asylum in Slovenia, those fingerprints will probably not be entered in the EURODAC database. Only if you apply for asylum in Slovenia will the fingerprints go to the EURODAC database and thus each EU country will know where you have applied for asylum (as provided for under the Dublin Regulation). If you, for example, apply for asylum in Slovenia, and then again in Germany, Germany will return you to Slovenia.

4. What does it means to have “arranged papers”? This means that you have a valid passport and a visa to enter the Schengen area, or a residence permit issued in any EU Member State.

5. How can I go on from Slovenia to other Member States of the European Union? Get some rest in a reception center, then follow the instructions of the authorities. Alternatively, go by taxi, car, bus, train, or walk to Austria. After you have been registered and fingerprinted, you will be taken to a reception center but your movement will not be restricted and you will be free to continue your travel.

6. I lost my family members. Whom should I contact?
You have to urgently contact the Red Cross in Slovenia. They will provide you with a Tracing Request that you have to fill in and they will help you trace your family members.

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