Archive for ‘refugees’

november 19, 2015

Urgent: Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia are separating migrants due to their (supposed) nationalities

Since yesterday the states of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia are separating migrants due to their (supposed) nationalities by racial profiling. Obviously the IOM and UNHCR are collaborating with the governments in this issue.

The goal of the governments is to prevent those from entering their countries, who are not of (supposedly) Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan origin and to weaken the power of the migration movement. It is not clear what will happen now to those who are separated and prevented from entrance. It is not recommended to sign any paper, which you cannot read. Always ask for translation into your language and ask what are the consequences of signing.

There were reports from the Greek-/Macedonian border, that people who had lost their Greek registration papers had to show their ID to enter into Macedonia. This can be very difficult and problematic, so keep an eye on your Greek papers.

We demand to immediately put an end to the practice of racial profiling and to guarantee freedom of movement for everybody!

november 5, 2015

Update, Info & FAQ für UnterstützerInnen an der grenze 5.11.2015 – 16:00 Uhr/Update, Info&Q&A for volunteers at the borders in Austria, 05/11/2015, 4pm

***ENGLISH BELOW***

Wir sind viele und wir können viel bewirken! DANKE an EUCH ALLE, die ihr Solidarität mit den Menschen auf der Flucht Wirklichkeit werden lasst! Wir von Border Crossing Spielfeld sind Menschen und Initiativen, die an der Grenze in Mureck, Ehrenhausen und Spielfeld verwurzelt sind und versorgen Euch weiterhin mit aktuellen Infos, wo und wie ihr aktiv werden könnt!

FREIWILLIGE in SPIELFELD
Der Zugang zum Grenzübergang Spielfeld wird von der Polizei (meist) nur angemeldeten Freiwilligen erlaubt.

ANMELDEMÖGLICHKEITEN derzeit:
1) TEAM ÖSTERREICH/ROTES KREUZ
Wer sich beim Team Österreich registriert, kann sich nun auch für die Nachtschicht von 0-6 Uhr melden! Ebenso ist es möglich, flexible Dienstzeiten im Onlinekalender einzutragen, wenn eine 6-Stundenschicht für Euch nicht möglich ist. Voraussetzung: Wohnsitz in Österreich. Die Registrierung beim Team Österreich beinhaltet eine Versicherung.
https://www.teamoesterreich.at/cv/tomReg.jsf
Anmeldung für die Schicht: https://helfen.st.roteskreuz.at/
2) MOBILE KÜCHE Verein TWO
https://www.facebook.com/two.austria/?fref=ts.
Anmeldung bis 20 Uhr abends für den darauffolgenden Tag unter: https://sites.google.com/…/mobile-ku…/kuechenhilfe-spielfeld
3) CARITAS
https://caritas-steiermark.doodle.com/poll/bxkckdmidinbgags

FREIWILLIGE in BAD RADKERSBURG
Für all jene, denen es wichtig ist, an einem übersichtlichen Ort zu unterstützen, empfiehlt sich der Grenzübergang Radkersburg. Dort kamen bislang jeweils um 9, 14 und 17 Uhr Gruppen von an die 500 Personen recht gut organisiert über die Grenze. Anmeldung zum Team Österreich erforderlich: https://www.teamoesterreich.at/cv/tomReg.jsf
KONTAKT Sandra Schober vom Roten Kreuz 06645146532; bzw RK Leitstelle 03476/21440. Der Einsatzort befindet sich im Stadtgraben gleich vor dem Grenzübergang rechts.

FREIWILLIGE im LAGER SENTILJ (SLO)
Zugang zum Lager Sentilj (300m südlich des Grenzübergangs Spielfeld) ist nur nach Registrierung über die NGO Slovenska filantropija möglich:
http://www.filantropija.org/pomoc-na-terenu/
Kontakt: Primož Jamšek
office: 00386 /0/ 1/ 433 40 24 cellular 041 654 726 primoz.jamsek@filantropija.org
Kontakt in Sentilj: Bojana Kos Grabar 00386-51-314208
Anfahrt Lager Sentilj: Auf der Autobahn über die Grenze fahren, die erste Abfahrt (ganz kurze Strecke) nehmen, rechts fahren bis zur Polizeiabsperrung.

MITFAHRGELEGENHEITEN von Graz/Spielfeld findet ihr hier: https://www.facebook.com/groups/921685617907179/923382334404174/?notif_t=group_activity

UNTERSTÜTZUNG ÜBERALL
Sucht, wo immer ihr sie trefft, den direkten Kontakt zu den Menschen. Die Möglichkeit zu telefonieren, kurz Internetzugang zu haben (WIFI-Hotspot über das Smartphone) oder das Handy aufzuladen, ist für viele ganz wichtig. Ein Gespräch, eine Umarmung, kann manchmal mehr Kraft geben, als ein Müsliriegel.

SACHSPENDEN: +++Spenden können nicht direkt zur Grenze in Spielfeld gebracht werden, bitte die Updates beachten, bevor ihr euch auf den Weg macht+++

ABGABESTELLEN:
1) WAGNA
Marburgerstrasse 109, 8435 Wagna
Mo. – Fr. v. 17-19 Uhr
und diesen Sa. v.10-13 Uhr (07.11)
Aktuell wird benötigt:
– Ingwer, Linsen (rot), Karfiol, Zucchini, Petersilienwurzel, gewürfelte Tomaten in Dosen, passierte Tomaten
– Einwegbecher/Suppentassen (ca 300ml) /Löffel
– Schwarztee in Beuteln, Decken, Isomatten
– Gasflaschen für die Küche: 10 kg oder 12 kg
2) CARLA LEIBNITZ
Kleiderspenden; Grazergasse 12, 8430 Leibnitz, Tel: 0676 880 156 74
Mo-Fr 9-18 Uhr
Sa 9-17 Uhr
So 9-15 Uhr
https://www.caritas-steiermark.at/…/sued-weststei…/leibnitz/
3) CARITAS MARIBOR (SLO)
Ljubljanska Ulica 23
2000 Maribor
Mo-Fr. 7-15 Uhr
+398659 080 365
http://www.karitasmb.si/2_vsebina.php?id_menu=11
Es werden Spenden aller Art angenommen, auch Essen. Die Versorgung im Lager Sentilj ist besonders wichtig, weil Menschen, die das Transitlager Sentilj verlassen und Richtung Transitraum Spielfeld marschieren, derzeit sehr viele Stunden auf Einlass warten müssen. Daher ist es umso wichtiger, dass sie zuvor ausreichend verpflegt und eingekleidet werden.
4) GRENZÜBERGANG RADKERSBURG
Derzeit nur Baby- und Kinderkleidung von 1-5 Jahre. Bitte nach Größen sortiert, eingesackelt und beschriftet am Stadtgraben vor dem Grenzübergang abgeben (blauer Container)
5) LAGER SENTILJ (SLO) – 300m südlich der Grenze
Anfahrt Lager Sentilj: Auf der Autobahn über die Grenze fahren, die erste Abfahrt (ganz kurze Strecke) nehmen, rechts fahren bis zur Polizeiabsperrung. Wir erhalten unterschiedliche Meldungen bezügl. der Spendenannahme. Manchmal wird gar nichts angenommen, manchmal sehr gerne. Info einer Unterstützerin vom 30.10.: “Falls man einmal nicht hinein darf, gibt es auf der anderen Seite der Senke eine kleine Kirche mit einem sehr netten Pfarrer. Er spricht gut Deutsch. Er stellt seine Räume zum Spendensammeln zur Verfügung. Bei Bedarf holt der Zivilschutz/Feuerwehr die Spenden dort ab und bringt sie direkt ins Lager.”
Unser Tipp: In Sentilj Abgabe versuchen und wenn’s nicht klappt nach Maribor weiterfahren bzw. schon im Vorfeld Kontakt aufnehmen mit NGO Slovenska primoz.jamsek@filantropija.org filantropija http://www.filantropija.org/pomoc-na-terenu/

WAS IST SINNVOLL?
BABYPAKETE: Windeln, Feuchttücher, Babywundcreme (zb Babycreme von Weleda), Wärmeflasche, Fläschchen, Babykeks), löslicher Tee;
KLEIDUNG: Gebraucht werden primär feste Schuhe in allen Größen und ohne Absätze, Socken (für Kinder,Frauen, Männer), Strumpfhosen, lange Unterhosen, warme Winterjacken; wärmendes Baby- und Kindergewand. Unbedingt sortiert und beschriftet!

AKTUELLES
Aktuelle Informationen im Live-Ticker der Kleinen Zeitung: http://www.kleinezeitung.at/s/steiermark/index.do

PRIVATE FAHRTEN:
Immer wieder erfahren wir von SüdsteiererInnen, die spontan Menschen weitertransportieren oder mit nach Hause nehmen zum Aufwärmen, Duschen, Rasten und Essen. Es ist aber nicht so, dass immer Leute zu Fuß unterwegs sind. Organisierte Konvois für private Mitfahrgelegenheiten machen derzeit daher keinen Sinn, nur im Falle, wenn wieder große Gruppen auf der Strasse unterwegs sind.

ANFAHRT NACH SPIELFELD:
Der Transitraum befindet sich am Bundesstraßengrenzübergang. Abfahrt Spielfeld, am Kreisverkehr Richtung Grenze, nach 1 km erstes Grenzerhäuschen, linkerhand der Transitraum. Das Versorgungszelt und die Einsatzleitung des Roten Kreuzes befinden sich im linken hinteren Teil des Geländes (Rot-Kreuz-Fahne). Auch wenn am Kreisverkehr die Polizei die Zufahrt zur Grenze absperrt, werden TeamÖsterreich-Mitglieder, die sich für eine Schicht registriert haben, durchgelassen.
Mitfahrgelegenheiten von Graz/Spielfeld findet ihr hier: https://www.facebook.com/groups/921685617907179/923382334404174/?notif_t=group_activity

Bitte auch auf Posts und Kommentare der UnterstützerInnen vor Ort zu diesem Update achten. Sie zeigen den aktuellsten Bedarf an, der allerdings auch nur kurzfristig aktuell sein kann.
Wir danken jeder und jedem einzelnen, die/der sich engagiert! Ihr seid einfach Klasse. Wir freuen uns über so viel Menschlichkeit! Lasst nicht locker! DANKE

***ENGLISH*** UPDATE AND INFO FOR VOLUNTEERS***ENGLISH***
We at Border Crossing Spielfeld are grassroot initiatives from Mureck, Ehrenhausen and Spielfeld. We are providing activists with up-to-date information to enable you to get active on the ground.

VOLUNTEERING in SPIELFELD
Access to Spielfeld border crossing is (usually) only permitted to volunteers who have registered in advance.
How to get there: Take highway exit ‘Spielfeld’. Go left at the round-about. There is a police check point where you will be asked if you are registered before entering. Go straight for approximately 1 km. The transit area is to your left. You will find RC headquarters, kitchen and food distribution point at the left rear section of the area.

REGISTERING OPTIONS:
For people residing outside Austria we suggest registering option 2 and 3.
1) TEAM ÖSTERREICH/RED CROSS
Only possible for people who have their residency in Austria. Registering includes insurance. It is possible to register for 6 hour shifts or for shorter ones.
https://www.teamoesterreich.at/cv/tomReg.jsf
Anmeldung für die Schicht: https://helfen.st.roteskreuz.at/
2) MOBILE KITCHEN of the association TWO. No residency in Austria required.
https://www.facebook.com/two.austria/?fref=ts.
Please register until 8pm for the day after at:
https://sites.google.com/…/mobile-ku…/kuechenhilfe-spielfeld
You have to put your name on the doodle-calender AND send an e-mail to two.helfer@gmail.com. Please insert the following data into the e-mail headline: full name, the date you want to volunteer, day or night (i.e. Angela Davis, 04 november, night); please put your phone number into the email as well. The association will pass on your name to the police so you will be allowed to pass at the check point. Please send data within 8pm latest for the day after.
3) CARITAS: No residency in Austria required.
https://caritas-steiermark.doodle.com/poll/bxkckdmidinbgags

VOLUNTEERING in BAD RADKERSBURG
In Bad Radkersburg until now, no one ahad to stay over night. Please register with Team Österreich/Red Cross: https://www.teamoesterreich.at/cv/tomReg.jsf
Contact: Sandra Schober (Red Cross). The transit area is right at the border crossing (white tents, blue containter).

VOLUNTEERING in SENTILJ CAMP (SLO)
Access to the camp in Sentilj (300 meters south of the border) is only possible after registering with the NGO Slovenska filantropija:
http://www.filantropija.org/pomoc-na-terenu/
Contact: Primož Jamšek
Office: 00386 /0/ 1/ 433 40 24 Cell phone 041 654 726 primoz.jamsek@filantropija.org
Contact in Sentilj: Bojana Kos Grabar 00386-51-314208
How to get there:
Use the highway border crossing to Slovenia, take the first exit after a very short drive, go right and right and stop at the police blockade.

SHARE A CAR from Graz to Spielfeld in this group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/921685617907179/923382334404174/?notif_t=group_activity

SOLIDARITY WITH REFUGEES everywhere
Try to get in touch with people wherever you meet them. The possiblity to use internet (via a Hot spot created by your phone), or to make a phone call, or to charge th

 

Border Crossing Spielfeld

november 4, 2015

Update, Info & FAQ für UnterstützerInnen an der grenze 4.11.2015 – 10:00 Uhr/Update, Info&Q&A for volunteers at the borders in Austria, 04/11/2015, 10am

***ENGLISH BELOW***

Manchmal ist es wie Weihnachten… Wir posten einen Aufruf und binnen kürzester Zeit tauchen in Spielfeld UnterstützerInnen und Spenden auf! Wir sind viele und wir können viel bewirken! DANKE an EUCH ALLE, die ihr Solidarität mit den Menschen auf der Flucht Wirklichkeit werden lasst! Wir von Border Crossing Spielfeld sind Initiativen, die an der Grenze in Mureck, Ehrenhausen und Spielfeld verwurzelt sind und versorgen Euch weiterhin mit aktuellen Infos, wo und wie ihr aktiv werden könnt!

FREIWILLIGE in SPIELFELD
Der Zugang zum Grenzübergang Spielfeld wird von der Polizei (meist) nur angemeldeten Freiwilligen erlaubt.

ANMELDEMÖGLICHKEITEN derzeit:
1) TEAM ÖSTERREICH/ROTES KREUZ
Wer sich beim Team Österreich registriert, kann sich nun auch für die Nachtschicht von 0-6 Uhr melden! Ebenso ist es möglich, flexible Dienstzeiten im Onlinekalender einzutragen, wenn eine 6-Stundenschicht für Euch nicht möglich ist. Voraussetzung: Wohnsitz in Österreich. Die Registrierung beim Team Österreich beinhaltet eine Versicherung.
https://www.teamoesterreich.at/cv/tomReg.jsf
Anmeldung für die Schicht: https://helfen.st.roteskreuz.at/
2) MOBILE KÜCHE Verein TWO
https://www.facebook.com/two.austria/?fref=ts.
Anmeldung bis 20 Uhr abends für den darauffolgenden Tag unter: https://sites.google.com/…/mobile-ku…/kuechenhilfe-spielfeld
3) CARITAS
https://caritas-steiermark.doodle.com/poll/bxkckdmidinbgags

FREIWILLIGE in BAD RADKERSBURG
Für all jene, denen es wichtig ist, an einem übersichtlichen Ort zu unterstützen, empfiehlt sich der Grenzübergang Radkersburg. Dort kamen bislang jeweils um 9, 14 und 17 Uhr Gruppen von an die 500 Personen recht gut organisiert über die Grenze. Anmeldung zum Team Österreich erforderlich: https://www.teamoesterreich.at/cv/tomReg.jsf
KONTAKT Sandra Schober vom Roten Kreuz 06645146532; bzw RK Leitstelle 03476/21440. Der Einsatzort befindet sich im Stadtgraben gleich vor dem Grenzübergang rechts.

FREIWILLIGE im LAGER SENTILJ (SLO)
Zugang zum Lager Sentilj (300m südlich des Grenzübergangs Spielfeld) ist nur nach Registrierung über die NGO Slovenska filantropija möglich:
http://www.filantropija.org/pomoc-na-terenu/
Kontakt: Primož Jamšek
office: 00386 /0/ 1/ 433 40 24 cellular 041 654 726 primoz.jamsek@filantropija.org
Kontakt in Sentilj: Bojana Kos Grabar 00386-51-314208
Anfahrt Lager Sentilj: Auf der Autobahn über die Grenze fahren, die erste Abfahrt (ganz kurze Strecke) nehmen, rechts fahren bis zur Polizeiabsperrung.

MITFAHRGELEGENHEITEN von Graz/Spielfeld findet ihr hier: https://www.facebook.com/groups/921685617907179/923382334404174/?notif_t=group_activity

UNTERSTÜTZUNG ÜBERALL
Sucht, wo immer ihr sie trefft, den direkten Kontakt zu den Menschen. Die Möglichkeit zu telefonieren, kurz Internetzugang zu haben (WIFI-Hotspot über das Smartphone) oder das Handy aufzuladen, ist für viele ganz wichtig. Ein Gespräch, eine Umarmung, kann manchmal mehr Kraft geben, als ein Müsliriegel.

SACHSPENDEN: +++Spenden können nicht direkt zur Grenze in Spielfeld gebracht werden, bitte die Updates beachten, bevor ihr euch auf den Weg macht+++

ABGABESTELLEN:
1) WAGNA
Marburgerstrasse 109, 8435 Wagna
Mo. – Fr. v. 17-19 Uhr
und diesen Sa. v.10-13 Uhr (07.11)
Aktuell wird benötigt:
– Ingwer, Linsen (rot), Karfiol, Zucchini, Petersilienwurzel, gewürfelte Tomaten in Dosen, passierte Tomaten
– Einwegbecher/Suppentassen (ca 300ml) /Löffel
– Schwarztee in Beuteln, Decken, Isomatten
– Gasflaschen für die Küche: 10 kg oder 12 kg
2) CARLA LEIBNITZ
Kleiderspenden; Grazergasse 12, 8430 Leibnitz, Tel: 0676 880 156 74
Mo-Fr 9-18 Uhr
Sa 9-17 Uhr
So 9-15 Uhr
https://www.caritas-steiermark.at/…/sued-weststei…/leibnitz/
3) CARITAS MARIBOR (SLO)
Ljubljanska Ulica 23
2000 Maribor
Mo-Fr. 7-15 Uhr
+398659 080 365
http://www.karitasmb.si/2_vsebina.php?id_menu=11
Es werden Spenden aller Art angenommen, auch Essen. Die Versorgung im Lager Sentilj ist besonders wichtig, weil Menschen, die das Transitlager Sentilj verlassen und Richtung Transitraum Spielfeld marschieren, derzeit sehr viele Stunden auf Einlass warten müssen. Daher ist es umso wichtiger, dass sie zuvor ausreichend verpflegt und eingekleidet werden.
4) GRENZÜBERGANG RADKERSBURG
Derzeit nur Baby- und Kinderkleidung von 1-5 Jahre. Bitte nach Größen sortiert, eingesackelt und beschriftet am Stadtgraben vor dem Grenzübergang abgeben (blauer Container)
5) LAGER SENTILJ (SLO) – 300m südlich der Grenze
Anfahrt Lager Sentilj: Auf der Autobahn über die Grenze fahren, die erste Abfahrt (ganz kurze Strecke) nehmen, rechts fahren bis zur Polizeiabsperrung. Wir erhalten unterschiedliche Meldungen bezügl. der Spendenannahme. Manchmal wird gar nichts angenommen, manchmal sehr gerne. Unser Tipp: In Sentilj Abgabe versuchen und wenn’s nicht klappt nach Maribor weiterfahren.
Oder Kontakt aufnehmen mit NGO Slovenska primoz.jamsek@filantropija.org filantropija http://www.filantropija.org/pomoc-na-terenu/

WAS IST SINNVOLL?
BABYPAKETE: Windeln, Feuchttücher, Babywundcreme (zb Babycreme von Weleda), Wärmeflasche, Fläschchen, Babykeks), löslicher Tee;
KLEIDUNG: Gebraucht werden primär feste Schuhe in allen Größen und ohne Absätze, Socken (für Kinder,Frauen, Männer), Strumpfhosen, lange Unterhosen, warme Winterjacken; wärmendes Baby- und Kindergewand. Unbedingt sortiert und beschriftet!

AKTUELLES
Aktuelle Informationen im Live-Ticker der Kleinen Zeitung: http://www.kleinezeitung.at/s/steiermark/index.do

PRIVATE FAHRTEN:
Immer wieder erfahren wir von SüdsteiererInnen, die spontan Menschen weitertransportieren oder mit nach Hause nehmen zum Aufwärmen, Duschen, Rasten und Essen. Es ist aber nicht so, dass immer Leute zu Fuß unterwegs sind. Organisierte Konvois für private Mitfahrgelegenheiten machen derzeit daher keinen Sinn, nur im Falle, wenn wieder große Gruppen auf der Strasse unterwegs sind.

ANFAHRT NACH SPIELFELD:
Der Transitraum befindet sich am Bundesstraßengrenzübergang. Abfahrt Spielfeld, am Kreisverkehr Richtung Grenze, nach 1 km erstes Grenzerhäuschen, linkerhand der Transitraum. Das Versorgungszelt und die Einsatzleitung des Roten Kreuzes befinden sich im linken hinteren Teil des Geländes (Rot-Kreuz-Fahne). Auch wenn am Kreisverkehr die Polizei die Zufahrt zur Grenze absperrt, werden TeamÖsterreich-Mitglieder, die sich für eine Schicht registriert haben, durchgelassen.
Mitfahrgelegenheiten von Graz/Spielfeld findet ihr hier: https://www.facebook.com/groups/921685617907179/923382334404174/?notif_t=group_activity

Bitte auch auf Posts und Kommentare der UnterstützerInnen vor Ort zu diesem Update achten. Sie zeigen den aktuellsten Bedarf an, der allerdings auch nur kurzfristig aktuell sein kann.
Wir danken jeder und jedem einzelnen, die/der sich engagiert! Ihr seid einfach Klasse. Wir freuen uns über so viel Menschlichkeit! Lasst nicht locker! DANKE

***ENGLISH*** UPDATE AND INFO FOR VOLUNTEERS***ENGLISH***
We at Border Crossing Spielfeld are grassroot initiatives from Mureck, Ehrenhausen and Spielfeld. We are providing activists with up-to-date information to enable you to get active on the ground.

VOLUNTEERING in SPIELFELD
Access to Spielfeld border crossing is (usually) only permitted to volunteers who have registered in advance.
How to get there: Take highway exit ‘Spielfeld’. Go left at the round-about. There is a police check point where you will be asked if you are registered before entering. Go straight for approximately 1 km. The transit area is to your left. You will find RC headquarters, kitchen and food distribution point at the left rear section of the area.

REGISTERING OPTIONS:
For people residing outside Austria we suggest registering option 2 and 3.
1) TEAM ÖSTERREICH/RED CROSS
Only possible for people who have their residency in Austria. Registering includes insurance. It is possible to register for 6 hour shifts or for shorter ones.
https://www.teamoesterreich.at/cv/tomReg.jsf
Anmeldung für die Schicht: https://helfen.st.roteskreuz.at/
2) MOBILE KITCHEN of the association TWO. No residency in Austria required.
https://www.facebook.com/two.austria/?fref=ts.
Please register until 8pm for the day after at:
https://sites.google.com/…/mobile-ku…/kuechenhilfe-spielfeld
You have to put your name on the doodle-calender AND send an e-mail to two.helfer@gmail.com. Please insert the following data into the e-mail headline: full name, the date you want to volunteer, day or night (i.e. Angela Davis, 04 november, night); please put your phone number into the email as well. The association will pass on your name to the police so you will be allowed to pass at the check point. Please send data within 8pm latest for the day after.
3) CARITAS: No residency in Austria required.
https://caritas-steiermark.doodle.com/poll/bxkckdmidinbgags

VOLUNTEERING in BAD RADKERSBURG
In Bad Radkersburg until now, no one ahad to stay over night. Please register with Team Österreich/Red Cross: https://www.teamoesterreich.at/cv/tomReg.jsf
Contact: Sandra Schober (Red Cross). The transit area is right at the border crossing (white tents, blue containter).

VOLUNTEERING in SENTILJ CAMP (SLO)
Access to the camp in Sentilj (300 meters south of the border) is only possible after registering with the NGO Slovenska filantropija:
http://www.filantropija.org/pomoc-na-terenu/
Contact: Primož Jamšek
Office: 00386 /0/ 1/ 433 40 24 Cell phone 041 654 726 primoz.jamsek@filantropija.org
Contact in Sentilj: Bojana Kos Grabar 00386-51-314208
How to get there:
Use the highway border crossing to Slovenia, take the first exit after a very short drive, go right and right and stop at the police blockade.

SHARE A CAR from Graz to Spielfeld in this group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/921685617907179/923382334404174/?notif_t=group_activity

SOLIDARITY WITH REFUGEES everywhere
Try to get in touch with people wherever you meet them. The possiblity to use internet (via a Hot spot created by your phone), or to make a phone call, or to charge the phone, a little chat, a hug can sometimes be more supportive than a chocolate bar…

DONATIONS:
+++There is no donation drop-off at the border crossing in Spielfeld. Please read updates carefully before you travel to Spielfeld. The situation on the ground is changing every day+++
DONATION DROP-OFFS:
1) WAGNA (10 km north of Spielfeld)
Marburgerstrasse 109, 8435 Wagna
Mo. – Fr. v. 5-7pm
und this saturday 07.11 from 11 am to 1 pm
Goods needed:
– Ginger, red lentils, fresh vegetables, canned tomatoes (cubes and sauce)
– Plastic cups and soup bowls, spoons
– Tea bags (black tea), blankets, sleeping pads
– Gas containers for cooking : 10 kg or 12 kg
2) KARITAS MARIBOR (SLO)
Ljubljanska Ulica 23
2000 Maribor
Mo-Fr. 7-15 Uhr
+398659 080 365
http://www.karitasmb.si/2_vsebina.php?id_menu=11
3) BORDER CROSSING RADKERSBURG (AT)
For the time being only baby clothes are being collected at the border crossing. Please assort and pack them beforehand.
Drop off is shortly before the border crossing to Slovenia to your right (white tents, blue container).
4) SENTILJ CAMP – 3000 m south of the AT-SLO border
How to get there: Use the highway border crossing to Slovenia, take the first exit after a very short drive, go right and right and stop at the police blockade.
We receive different information as to wether it is possible to drop of donations there. Some volunteers succeded, unders were redirected to Karitas in Maribor (only a 30 km drive).

USEFUL DONATION ITEMS
1) BABY-PACKAGES: Baby-Cream for sore skin, baby-bottles, tissues, baby-powder-milk (only class PRE), plastic or wooden spoons, baby food. **if you fix the bags yourself it is easier for us to distribute them** „smile“-Emoticon
3) CLOTHES: Warm trousers, winter-jackets, socks for men women and children; Winter shoes (no heels). Assort and pack clothes and write content on the package please.

NEWS
Up-to-date info in German: http://www.kleinezeitung.at/s/steiermark/index.do

PRIVATE TRANSPORT
We frequently hear about people picking up families from the street, giving them a ride to the station or taking them home for a rest, a shower and a meal. Anyhow, we do not constantly see people walking at the main road B67. That is why, for the time being, organized convois don’t seem to make sense. We will keep you updated on bigger numbers of people on the move.
Our greatfulness goes out to everyone how is getting active in whatever way! You are great! Don’t give in! THANKS

Border Crossing Spielfeld

november 4, 2015

Poročila ekip s terena/Report of groups from terrain, 03.11.2015 #RefugeeSlo

– english below –

+++++ ‪#‎Sentilj‬ +++++

Še vedno prihaja do situacij, ko so ljudje ujeti na medmejnem območju, kjer množice po več kot 1000 ljudi čakajo, da jih avstrijska stran spusti naprej. V Avstrijo se jih spušča res počasi, nekaj deset na enkrat. Nazaj v slovensko taborišče ne smejo. Na medmejnem območju ni ničesar – ne humanitarnih organizacij ne zdravnikov. Samoorganizirani prostovoljci so ljudem kupovali cigarete, pice in bureke iz bližnjih trgovin. Nekaj prostovoljcev iz manjših avstrijskih organizacij je delilo sendviče in vodo, hoteli so tudi kuhat, a jim tega policija ni dovolila. Ljudje, ki čakajo na mrazu nimajo nikakršnih informacij.

Prostovoljcev je v taborišču dovolj, bolj so potrebni ob ograji na nikogaršnji zemlji, predvsem za informiranje ljudi, ki jih med drugim zanima, kako dolgo bodo v Avstriji, ali so prevozi organizirani in če so zastonj, kupili bi radi SIM kartice, kaj jih čaka v naslednjem taborišču ipd.

+++++ ‪#‎Dobova‬ +++++

Spodaj še poročilo prostovoljke, ki je prek Karitasa pomagala na železniški postaji v Dobovi:

»Okoli 23ih prispejo, začnejo jih popisovati. Vse poteka mirno. Pri deljenju hrane so strogi, mleko pripada le družinam z otroci. (Kasneje moramo umakniti tudi jabolka, saj je 1 že v v naprej pripravljenem paketu in ne dovolijo, da bi kdo vzel 2.)

Mlajši fant prosi za mleko (prijazno, saj je bilo razstavljeno na mizi), policaj z njim postopa zelo grobo (ga porine v vrata vlaka in udari, vpije nanj). Po tem nihče več ne prosi za mleko razen mladenka, ki ji je slabo in že več dni bruha. Dva fanta prosita za deke, ki jima jih ne dajo, saj bi si jih morala sama vzeti (čeprav gospa omeni, da jim tega nihče ni povedal).

Vse ostalo poteka brez problemov, ljudi razvrstimo v vagone. Malteški vitezi jim delijo čaj, mi jim naskrivaj damo še kakšne čokoladice, cigarete. Vse smeti dajo v vrečke in nam jih podajo čez okna.

Okoli dveh zjutraj vlak odpelje, do konca pospravimo, in čakamo na naslednji prihod (napovedan ob osmih).

Med policisti potekajo žolčne debate, eden izmed njih pravi, da bi jih bilo treba vse pobiti, in naj mu jih pošljejo domov, kjer se jih bo sam lotil z mačetami.

Vsesplošno neprijetno vzdušje, posmehljiv odnos do beguncev.«

‪#‎slotaborisce‬ ‪#‎RefugeeSlo‬ ‪#‎RefuggesWelcome‬ ‪#‎OpenBorders‬

——————————– english ——————————–

+++++ #Sentilj +++++

There are still situations when people are stuck in the no man’s land, where crowds of people (more than a thousand people) wait for the Austrian side to let them through. They are being let very slowly into Austria, a coule of dozen at once. They are not allowed to go back to the Slovenian camp. In the no man’s land there is nothing – no humanitarian organizations nor doctors. Self-organized volunteers were buying people cigarettes, pizza and burek from nearby stores. Some volunteers from smaller Austrian organizations are distributing sandwiches and water, they also wanted to cook meals, but police did not allow it. People who have been waiting in the cold have are left without information.

There are enough volunteers in the camp, they are needed more at the fence on the no man’s land, especially to inform people, who are interested, for example, how long they will be in Austria, if transport is organized and if it is free, what awaits them in the next camp, they want to buy SIM cards, etc.

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

Below is a report from a person who volunteered through Caritas at the trainstation in Dobova:

»People arrive at 23.00, then they are registered. The procedure is calm. Distribution of food is very strict, milk is given only to families with children. (Later, we had to put away the apples, because one apple is already in the prepared food package and they do not allow people to have two apples.)

A younger boy male asked kindly for milk, which was there, and the cop treated him very harshly (he pushed him into the doors of the train, hit him and yelled at him). After that no one else asked for milk, except a young woman who felt sick and had been vomiting for some days. Two boys were asking for blankets and they won’t give them blankets, because they are supposed to take them themselves (even though the lady remarked no one had told migrants about this).

Everything else works without problems. People are put into wagons, tea is being distributed, secretly we give them some chocolates and cigarettes. They put all the thrash into bags and hand it over to us through the windows.

Around two in the morning the train departs, we clean up what is left and wait for the next arrival, which is scheduled at eight.

Cops are having hateful discussions, one of them said refugees should be killed and that they should send people to his house, where he will take care of them with machete.

Overall, a distressing environment, scornful attitude to refugees.

#slotaborisce #RefugeeSlo #RefuggesWelcome #OpenBorders

Protirasistična fronta brez meja
november 4, 2015

Akcija 2600 svečk za umrle begunce in drugačno politiko – četrtek, 5.11.2015 ob 19. uri pred slovenskim parlamentom v Ljubljani

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za umrle begunce, begunke in migrante, migrantke

za drugačno ravnanje slovenske vlade in politike ob begunski krizi

za drugačno mejno in migracijsko politiko EU

Medtem ko predsednik vlade Miro Cerar grozi s postavitvijo ograje na meji s Hrvaško in poslanci ter poslanke Državnega zbora s plebiscitarno večino prepovedujejo referendum o spremembi zakona o obrambi, ki daje vojski policijska pooblastila nad civilisti, so begunci in begunke na balkanski poti podvrženi dehumanizirajočemu ravnanju. Oblasti jih obravnavajo kot strupene odpadke, podvrženi so samovolji policije in vojske, zlorabljajo jih razne kriminalne združbe, populistični politiki in zagovorniki zločinskih ideologij instrumentalizirajo dehumanizirano populacijo za širjenje strahu in sovraštva. Rezultat so katastrofalne humanitarne razmere in številne smrti. Vsak dan prihajajo novice o novih brodolomih v Egejskem morju in v letošnjem letu je pri prečkanju morja umrlo že 2600 ljudi.

Predstavniki EU v tej situaciji izražajo neverjetno hinavščino. Obžalujejo trpljenje in smrti beguncev in migrantov, a obenem vztrajajo na politikah, ki jih povzročajo. Edini odgovor EU na trpljenje in smrti je več trpljenja in smrti. Več deportacij in krepitev avtoritarnih režimov v evropski soseščini za zaustavljanje beguncev in migrantov ne vodijo v vzpostavljanje varnih poti, ampak v še večje nasilje nad ljudmi, ki bežijo zaradi vojnega, socialnega in ekonomskega opustošenja. Predstavniki Republike Slovenije, s premierom Mirom Cerarjem na čelu, v tej situaciji kažejo skrajno nečloveški, hlapčevski, strahopeten obraz. Namesto da bi v imenu človečnosti delovali za maksimalno olajšanje trpljenja ljudi na poti in jasno ter odločno zahtevali takšno spremembo evropske politike, ki bi vodila k vzpostavitvi varnih poti za begunce ter legalizacijo migracij na osnovi priznavanja pravice do gibanja za vse in ne le za privilegirane, slovenska vlada in velika večina politične kaste dehumanizirata begunce in migrante, peljeta državo v nepredvidljive vode avtoritarizma in z grožnjo zapiranja meje pripravljata nepredstavljiv zločin nad begunci in migranti, nad soljudmi na balkanski poti z svobodno in dostojanstveno življenje.

Vlada RS in nasploh slovenska politika za tako ravnanje nimata našega mandata. Zato bomo v četrtek, 5. novembra ob 19.00 pred parlamentom prižgali svečke za žrtve sramotne politike do beguncev, begunk in migrantov, migrantk. Da povemo, da nam je mar za vsako žrtev in da se kot državljani in državljanke čutimo odgovorne, nas mora biti vsaj 2600. Verjamemo, da nas je vsaj toliko.

FB dogodek: Akcija 2600 svečk

november 4, 2015

Poročila ekip s terena/Reports of groups from the field, 01.11.2015 #refugeeslo

// POROČILA S TERENA / 1. 11. //
// REPORTS FROM FILED / 1. 11. //
– english below –

++++ ‪#‎Dobova‬ / 1. 11. ++++

Po neuradni poti je zelo težko priti noter v samo taborišče (vsaj čez dan). Vsi prostovoljci so poimensko navedeni in morajo biti tam prek humanitarne organizacije ali NGO-jev.

Prostovoljcev je bilo čez vikend dovolj (RK, Adra, Karitas, UNHCR). V Dobovi se več ne spi, ampak gre za prehodno taborišče, kjer ljudi najprej preiščejo in jih registrirajo, čez maksimalno nekaj ur gredo naprej v Šentilj. Prisotni so tudi prevajalci, šotor za prvo pomoč, zdravnik.

++++ ‪#‎Sentilj‬ / večer 1.11. ++++

Ker je bila noč zelo mrzla, so se ljudje zadrževali znotraj taborišča. Prisoten je bil prostovoljec Karitasa, ki je pojasnil, da je situacija mirna in ne porebujejo pomoči za čez noč, čeprav je bil za noč napovedan prihod novega vlaka. Tudi na medmejnem območju se ni zadrževal nihče. Področje je bilo izpraznjeno samo stvari so ostale.

Srečali smo avstrijski prostovoljki iz organizacije TWO, ki skrbi za kuhinjo. Bili sta zelo jezni na avstrijski rdeči križ, ki različnim samoorganiziranim prostovoljcem onemogoča, da bi brez registracije nudili pomoč. Hoteli so jim zapreti kuhinjo, na srečo do tega ni prišlo.

Ker se sedaj teži vse bolj k hitremu prehodu čez Slovenijo, humanitarne organizacije dajejo občutek, da ni več velikih potreb za delovanje na terenu. Seveda pa je situacija nepredvidljiva in se lahko to zelo hitro obrne. Kljub averziji humanitarnih organizacij do samoorganiziranih prostovoljcev, je prisotnost na terenu še vedno potrebna. Mogoče ne za deljenje humanitarne pomoči, vsekakor pa za stik z ljudmi, deljenje informacij in spodbujanje solidarnosti.

‪#‎RefugeeSlo‬ ‪#‎RefugeesWelcome‬ ‪#‎OpenBorders‬

———————————– english ———————————–

++++ #Dobova / 1. 11. ++++

It is very hard to enter the camp unofficially, at least during the day. Personal info from volunteers is taken and volunteers have to work there through a humanitarian organization or through an NGO.

There were enough volunteers during the weekend (Red Cross, Adra, Caritas, UNHCR). People do not sleep anymore in Dobova, since it is now a transit camp, where people are first searched and registered and in a of couple of hours at most they are sent to Šentilj. There also translators there, tents with first aid and a doctor.

++++ #Sentilj / večer 1.11. ++++

Because it was very cold during the night, people stayed inside the camp. A volunteer of Caritas was present who explained that the situation is calm and that they do not need any help for the night, even though a new train with people was announced tp come during the night. Also there was no one in the no man’s land, it was emptied out, only things were left there.

We met an Austrian volunteer from the organization TWO, who take care of the kitchen. They were furious about the workings of the Austrian Red Cross, because RC prevented different self-organized volunteers to help if they did not want to register. RC wanted to shut down their kitchen, but luckily this did not happen.

The tendency now is to send people quickly through Slovenia so humanitarian organizations give the impression that there is not much need for help there. But since the situation is unpredictable, this can change very quickly. Therefore, despite the aversion of humanitarian organization towards self-organized volunteers, presence there is still needed. Perhaps not to distribute humanitarian aid, but certainly in order to talk to people, to distribute information and encourage solidarity.

#RefugeeSlo #RefugeesWelcome #OpenBorders

Protirasisticna fronta brez meja

november 4, 2015

Europe at crossroads

 

Welcome or Detention?

Towards the end of a “long summer of migration” we see feverish activity everywhere to stop the departures. Especially the movements of flight and migration along the open route from Greece via the Balkans to Germany and Scandinavia are to be slowed down, and control to be re-established. Continued militarisation of the external border, detention in hot spots in Greece and Italy, detention camps declared to be transit zones, new fences plus Frontex and EUNAVFO – from sealing off Europe to firing orders, it is not far. Will the European promise of freedom find its end?

Meanwhile an autonomy of migration has evolved, partly as a consequence and continua­tion of the Arabellion. The new assertiveness of migrants, and the strength with which they enforce their freedom of movement, their right to move, will no be easily crushed by the EU and its policy of fending off migrants. The networks of migration by now extend further than Syria and as far as Pakistan, and countless people in the South-East of Eu­rope have been inspired by the experience that migration alone can assert the right to mi­gration. The dam has broken. If the Fortress Europe is to be defended, it cannot be achieved peacefully anymore.

Europe is at crossroads: Are hundreds of thousands at the external borders to be con­demned to die, to be detained in camps or even to be shot at? Then a cycle of rebellion and repression would take hold of Turkey and the Balkan alike. A rollback of unimagin­able extent would first upheave the countries at the European periphery and would then spread to the central regions of Europe. The bondage of everyday digital surveillance would be extended by the bondage of classical police states. Europe would unrecognis­ably change.

“States make refugees,” the scholar of migration Peter Gatrell just wrote, “but refugees also make states.” States in its two meanings. Europe will change, but it must not fall back into the old patterns of deportation, detention and repression. Instead, Europe could open up and allow a process of re-orientation and pluralisation which would be befitting of the 21st century.

To open up such a perspective, all of us need to be involved.

Will all those people that have welcomed migrants enthusiastically be able to withstand the increasing attacks from the political right and the blowbacks that the next months will inevitably bring? Can we communicate that austerity and precarity goes hand in glove with competition and racist division? And will we be able to develop processes of soli­darity and common struggles? Are we ready and willing to not merely “integrate” mi­grants, but to allow and foster more drastic changes that will also re-align our own lives?

Laden with these questions we will be traveling the routes of flight and migration in the coming weeks. At the end of October we start with a mini-bus as a mobile and flexible in­frastructure of support and information in the Balkans: to render support in urgent cases, but predominantly to gather and spread information and to show presence towards the “security forces”. The bus project will be embedded into a network of activists which will provide regularily updated reports at mostly all border crossings and points of interest along the route between the Aegean and Scandinavia. These reports will then be spread to those who need them on their onward journey.

In this way we want to contribute to keep open a path into a new Europe – for those that are arriving as well as for ourselves.

Europe is in movement, Europe needs to move – Moving Europe!

– Forschungsgesellschaft Flucht & Migration

– bordermonitoring.eu

– Netzwerk Welcome to Europe

The project “Moving Europe” with the focus on the mobile info bus as well as the new info hotline of Welcome to Europe is funded by Medico international

oktober 29, 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

—————–English—————————-

+++ #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
oktober 29, 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

oktober 27, 2015

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

POROČILA S TERENA / 27. 10.
– 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