Monthly Archives: September 2015

  • The EU passed the „Self-Defence“ and failed the “Human Rights” Course

    Posted on September 30, 2015 by Danela in News.

    After yesterday’s EU summit on the refugee crisis, it is clear that the EU has adopted a short-sighted and restrictive strategy of defending and protecting its outer border between Turkey and Greece, far from its heart. The focus of the entire debate at the summit was on finding the most efficient model for deterring refugees […]

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  • National shadow observation on EU response to refugee crisis

    Posted on September 30, 2015 by Danela in News.

    This National shadow observation has been prepared by experts for asylum policies, human rights and peace-building policies, gathered in the Initiative “Welcome”, which is coordinated by the Centre for Peace Studies. Every day, thousands of people from conflict zones risk their lives and the lives of their children to come to the European Union in […]

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  • Weather Conditions Aggravate The Situation On the Ground

    Posted on September 29, 2015 by dina in News.

    Throughout the night, refugees have been arriving to the Bapska and Opatovac area. Bus transfer, taking the refugees to the border with Hungary, has been organised. The volunteers of the Welcome initiative, present on the ground all day and all night long, have sent reports of well organised Czech volunteers who prepared tea and food for […]

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  • From the field: night and day shifts

    Posted on September 28, 2015 by andrea in News.

      According to the Croatian Ministry of Interior Affairs, around 1,000 people entered Croatia last night, so the total number of refugees who entered Croatia is now 78,000. The night was cold and rainy and one part of the camp was shut down for unknown reasons even though it was empty. As a result, some people […]

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  • In the Eve of EU Refugee Summit

    Posted on September 28, 2015 by andrea in News.

    “Welcome” Initiative press release: Following the European Council’s approval of the implementation of  binding quotas for the relocation of 120,000 refugees, which was also supported by the Republic of Croatia, during today’s EU summit, European political leaders need to discuss vital issues regarding long-term, sustainable and humane approach to finding a solution for the arrival of a large […]

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  • Sunday on the ground

    Posted on September 27, 2015 by monika in News.

    Compared to the previous ones, Saturday night was relatively peaceful. During the night and day, new entries were reported in Bapska, but people were coming in groups and in much smaller numbers than so far. Buses were waiting for them in Bapska and were taking them to Opatovac, without longer delays. There are enough volunteers, […]

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  • Volunteers helped in Strošinci too

    Posted on September 27, 2015 by jelena in News.

    Yesterday and today (September 26), a large group of volunteers from the “Welcome” Initiative went to Slavonia, to Opatovac, Bapska, Tovarnik and Strošinci. Since last night, since we were told that thousands of refugees arrived to Strošinci, that is, Jamena on the other side of the border, the volunteers distributed warm clothing and sandwiches. During […]

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  • The Psychological Assistance Association (PAA) joined the refugee support “Welcome” Initiative

    Posted on September 27, 2015 by jelena in How to help.

    The Psychological Assistance Association joined the refugee support “Welcome” Initiative. The Head of the Center for Children, Youth and Family MODUS, Martina Čarija, as part of the Initiative, and on behalf of the PAA, spent several days in Tovarnik and Opatovac. Based on her observations in the field, the PAA prepared the following recommendations in […]

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  • Is it a mistake to allow Syrian refugees to enter Europe?

    Posted on September 27, 2015 by jelena in News.

      This video was published by “In a Nutshell (Kurtzgesagt)” group, briefly explains the cause of the war in Syria, which affected the life of ordinary civilians, who suffered greatly. After the conditions in neighboring countries have become insufficient for the supply of newly arrived people, Syrian refugees decided to start a long, risky journey […]

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  • Weekly review of the “Welcome” Volunteer Initiative: We saw solidarity in Slavonia, when will we see it in Brussels?

    Posted on September 27, 2015 by jelena in News.

    It has been 10 days since the refugees started arriving in large numbers to Croatia and a large number of volunteers of the “Welcome” Initiative participates in supporting refugees on the ground, earlier in Zagreb, Bregana and Harmica, and then in Slavonia – in Strošinci, Tovarnik, Bapska and Opatovac. In addition to providing humanitarian aid, […]

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