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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.