Entries by Stamatia Zisiadou

COMPLAINTS BY NGOS AGAINST LIBYAN COASTGUARD – They opened fire against immigrants

Non-Governmental Organisations claimed that 70 migrants jumped into Mediterranean waters to avoid the Libyan coastguard’s gunshots. According to NGOs, coastguard officers opened fire on two boats loaded with migrants at a time when the organisations were having a rescue operation. The Libyan coastguard, on the other hand, dismissed the accusations and demanded evidence of them. Eyewitnesses […]

UN: CONDITIONS IN REFUGEE CENTERS IN LIBYA ARE UNACCEPTABLE – Calls for release of asylum seekers

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, described the living conditions in refugee and migrant detention centres in Libya as “terrible” and called for the release of asylum seekers and refugees there. Grandi said that he understands the security concerns of the Libyan authorities. But he added that “other solutions” should be found for refugees […]

EU APPLAUSE TO A TURKISH TOWN FOR HANDLING THE REFUGEE CRISIS – Generosity and hospitality of Syrian refugees

The head of the European Union Delegation Cooperation Division in Turkey, Simona Gati, said that Turkey has shown great generosity and hospitality in Syrians since 2011. In the town of Killis, where she inaugurated the Immigrant Health Center, she visited Mayor Hassan Kara. Gati noted that Turkey and the region have made successful integration projects on […]

GERMANY’S EXAMPLE TO THE REFUGEE CRISIS – Complies with its commitments on the distribution of refugees

Germany respects its Dublin commitments as well as the agreement on the distribution of refugees, says Berlin. The German Interior Ministry has denied information referring to a limitation of the number of refugees coming from Greece to Germany as part of the reunification of families as provided for in the Dublin Regulation. Referring to a […]