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november 6, 2015

Update, Info &FAQ für UnterstützerInnen an der grenze 6.11.2015 – 09:00 Uhr/Update, Info&A&Q for volunteers at the borders in Austria, 06/11/2015, 9am

***ENGLISH BELOW***

Gestern habt ihr die 3.000er-Marke geknackt! DANKE euch allen, die durch fleißig teilen, liken und kommentieren dafür sorgen, dass möglichst viele Menschen wissen, wie und wo Unterstützung gebraucht wird. Durch jeden einzelnen von euch kann Menschen auf der Flucht, Menschen in größter Not geholfen werden, sei es durch (warmes) Essen, Decken, Kleidung oder durch eure aktive Mithilfe! DANKE (P.S. weiter TEILEN TEILEN TEILEN)

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 vorrangig benötigt:

Lauch, Zucchini, Melanzanie,Ingwer,Curry,gewürfelte Tomaten u.passierte Tomaten,Knoblauch, Rote Linsen und Reis.

Aktuelle Aufrufe unter The Welcoming Organization
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 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).

USEFULL 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://m.kleinezeitung.at/s/steiermark/4853101/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 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

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

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

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 28, 2015

Slovenia, I hope you are ashamed of yourself

rigonci

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