Deaths of refugees do not only occur in far-away countries which refugees flee from, or in the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea, but they also happen at the borders of the Republic of Croatia and neighboring countries. A few days ago an Iraqi asylum seeker was found dead frozen in Gorski kotar. Unfortunately, this is not an […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“SOKAK – the project on Diversity and Curiosity” realized by Center for Cultural Decontamination Belgrade, is dedicated to the integration of migrant and local communities through culture and art activities, giving them the opportunity to express themselves, to give voice of creativity and the right to speak in the environment marked as the “migrant crisis”. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The larger number of refugees who have been in Serbia for a long time, some for a year, decided to return to Greece, said Info Park from Belgrade. They are tired of waiting for a decision on whether their international protection will be granted and they lost all the hope; in 2017 Serbia has only approved […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Security Intelligence Agency (SOA) has published this year’s annual report. While we welcome the efforts of security institutions to be more transparent to citizens, we are concerned about some of the interpretations on their behalf, in the realm of the international humanitarian and refugee law. Namely, submitting a request for international protection immediately upon first […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
After multiple warnings on illegal pushbacks of refugees, police forces continue with this violent and unlawful practice. This week an underaged boy was almost pushed back from Croatia after his asylum request was ignored. The underaged boy entered Croatia with a document belonging to another person, which is a common thing since most refugees do […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From 11th to 15th of this month, the Creative Camp is taking place in Kaštel Kambelovac. It is held as part of the „Good hosts“ campaign. The Creative camp is carried out with the help of citizens who donated money, volunteers, associate organizations and the media who supported the campaign. Creative Camp is hosting children who are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg issued a multilateral ruling stating that Croatia is responsible for considering requests for international protection of people who “massively crossed its border during the migration crisis 2015-2016.” According to the data of the Croatian Ministry of Interior Affairs, during 2016, 637 people have already been returned by the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Friends of the Earth Croatia have donated 38 bikes to refugees from the beginning of the year. Those bikes were previously donated by citizens, refurbished and made ready to use. Volunteers of Biciklopopravljaona (English: Bike Repair Workshop) gave them to the right hands by using renewable resources. Last week three bikes were donated, and Hassan (6) […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Granting international protection in Croatia is becoming longer and harder. EU policies have made it impossible to access EU territories, safely and legally. Despite the fact that there are numerous refugees fleeing from war and catastrophes of different kinds. And if they succeed to access one of the Member States it often results in moving […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
During this year, activists from the NGO Are You Syrious? and the Welcome! Initiative have on several occasions warned against unlawful and violent police conduct towards refugees who cross the border into Croatian territory, mostly from Serbia. In this regard, we published the Report on Unlawful and Forced Push-backs of Refugees from the Republic of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.