Thanks to the collaboration of artist and UNITED activist Banu Cennetoğlu from Turkey, the Tagesspiegel newspaper in Berlin has published a 48-page supplement today including the UNITED ‘List of Deaths’ to mark the International Day Against Fascism on 9 November.
Fatal Policies of Fortress Europe: >33.305 documented refugee deaths since 1993. TIME FOR CHANGE!
To mark International Refugee Day, UNITED is publishing an updated edition of its List of Deaths and of its interactive map.
Even where populists don’t win power through the ballot box, they gain it through shaping policy and public debate. By Benjamin Ward via Open Democracy
The List of Deaths, which includes details of over 22,000 refugees and migrants who died due to the fatal policies of Fortress Europe, was included in the exhibition “Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter” at the Museum of Mordern Art in New York.
Despite the world’s media focus on the eastern Mediterranean route in the past year due to the high number of arrivals, the central Mediterranean remains the deadliest route into Europe. By Eliza Galos via OpenDemocracy
A new briefing by Global Justice Now looks at the framing of the narrative around the influx of migrants and refugees in Europe, sets out the underlying causes for this mobility, and demands states to protect and expand the right to freedom of movement.
Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) has launched a new series of child testimonies, showing the hardship suffered by young undocumented migrants trying to make a life for themselves in Europe.
Together with partner organisations all over Europe, UNITED for Intercultural Action is organising an international conference to bring together around 70 network activists from all over Europe to discuss the issues around narrative of migration in Europe, share their best practices and learn about new tools to deconstruct narratives and promote their own, positive visions of an inclusive and open society. Entitled “Moving Stories: Narratives of Migration Crossing Europe”, the conference will take place at a venue near Torino, Italy, from 22-27 April 2016.
Menedék’s Attila Szabó looks at the recent development of Hungarian border policy, and the effect that the “transit zone” system is having on the Hungarian asylum system.
Marco Notarbartolo di Sciara reports on the situation faced by refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Leros in the Aegean Sea. Photos by Michael Sarnitz.