• Father Is Looking For His Five-Year-Old Daughter After Being Separated By The Croatian Police

    Posted on October 1, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    For days now, there is a search for 5-year-old Syrian girl Allsa who got separated from her father after an illegal expulsion from Croatia. According to her father, he and his daughter traveled together with another refugee family from Iraq. Since they were hungry and exhausted Allsa stayed with the Iraqi family while her father went […]

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  • Violence should never be justified

    Posted on September 14, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    The Office of the Ombudswoman published an information about daily inquires of the domestic and foreign media about Croatian policy towards refugees, allegations of violence against them and disabling access to international protection. They confirmed that the Gender Equality Ombudswoman opened several cases investigating these allegations, based on complaints from refugees, civil society organizations and international organizations, […]

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  • Open letter from the Centre for Peace Studies and the Welcome Initiative to the German Embassy in Croatia

    Posted on August 31, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News, Uncategorized.

    On behalf of the Centre for Peace Studies and the Welcome Initiative, we would like to express our concerns regarding German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s praise of Croatia three days ago at the press conference in Berlin, after her meeting with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, which was also highlighted on the German government website.   […]

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  • Sicily shows solidarity

    Posted on August 29, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    In Croatia, there are currently about 300 asylum seekers in the reception centers in Zagreb and Kutina, among which part of them was returned from the other Member States according to the so-called Dublin Decree, resettled from Turkey, or previously stayed in BiH and Serbia. At the last week’s session of the Government, the Ministry […]

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  • One in five displaced women are victims of sexual violence

    Posted on August 23, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in Uncategorized.

    Germany made an agreement with Greece to return refugees who applied for international protection in Greece and later came to Germany through the Austrian border. According to the media reports, not a lot of people will get affected by this agreement, but the similar agreement was made with Spain and is expected with Italy.   To recall, […]

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  • Closed borders kill humans!

    Posted on August 14, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    Yesterday, two Syrians died in the forest area near Dražnice. This morning police announced that these people were victims of a rockslide. The other 10 refugees who traveled with them expressed their intention to seek international protection, and are currently placed in the Reception Center Porin. This tragic event, as many before, could have been avoided, only if […]

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  • EUROPE IS IMPLEMENTING “PASS THE BUCK” APPROACH

    Posted on July 23, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    The long-awaited and expected renovation of the Reception Center in Zagreb, better known as the hotel Porin, finally started. First up for renovation is the left wing of the Reception Center, precisely 56 rooms. Due to the small number of asylum seekers that are currently in the Reception Center, just over 200 people, the original plans […]

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  • Welcome to Croatia!

    Posted on July 23, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    Last week, a new group of refugees arrived from Turkey to Croatia, to the Reception Center in Kutina, throughout so called “quota system”.  Altogether, 5 Syrian families, that is, 24 citizens of the Syrian Arab Republic, including 11 children. The Welcome! Initiative supports every effort and political decision to ensure safe and legal paths for refugees, and […]

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  • The Kurdish Refugee In Croatia Arrested On The Grounds Of An Invalid Arrested Warrant

    Posted on June 27, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    Nearly a year ago, Nurettin Oral got arrested in the Republic of Croatia on the basis of INTERPOL’s arrest warrant issued by Turkey and from then has been deprived of freedom. Until now, the Croatian courts are constantly ignoring the key fact that Nurettin should not be extradited to Turkey because he holds a refugee status in […]

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  • State Attorney’s Office rejects criminal charges against police officers responsible for Madina’s death

    Posted on June 12, 2018 by Lovorka Sosic in News.

    After all the safe and legal ways for refugees to seek safety in Europe, were closed off, the Croatian police started off shooting at refugees at the borders. Namely, the Croatian police went shooting at the speeding vehicle and injured two children, although it suspected there were people on the van. While the Ministry of the […]

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