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Dezember 24, 2018

Open Arms braucht jetzt einen sicheren Hafen!!!!

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/fluechtlinge-libyen-121.html

Ihre Schiffe drohten zu sinken
Einer spanischen Hilfsorganisation ist es nach eigenen Angaben gelungen, etwa 300 Flüchtlinge vor der libyschen Küste aus Seenot zu retten. Indes entsendete die deutsche NGO Sea-Eye ein neues Schiff in die Region.

Fast 300 Flüchtlinge sind im Mittelmeer aus Seenot gerettet worden. Zunächst seien mehr als 200 Menschen in Sicherheit gebracht worden, teilte die spanische Hilfsorganisation Pro Activa Open Arms mit. Sie befanden sich demnach an Bord zweier Schiffe, die zu sinken drohten. Später retteten die NGO nach eigenen Angaben ein drittes Schiff mit 90 Flüchtlingen. Unter ihnen seien zahlreiche Kinder und Frauen, auch Schwangere. Die Hilfsorganisation ist mit drei Schiffen vor der Küste Libyens im Einsatz.

Wo die Organisation mit den Geretteten anlegen könne, sei noch nicht klar. Die nächstgelegenen Staaten Italien und Malta haben in der Vergangenheit immer wieder Schiffen mit aufgenommenen Flüchtlingen und Migranten an Bord das Anlegen verweigert. Sie setzen auf eine abschreckende Wirkung.

Nach UN-Angaben starben seit Anfang des Jahres bereits mehr als 1300 Menschen beim Versuch, von Libyen aus auf dem Seeweg nach Italien oder Malta zu gelangen.

Rettung unter deutscher Flagge

Indes startete die deutsche Flüchtlingshilfsorganisation Sea-Eye eine neue Rettungsmission im Mittelmeer. Das umgerüstete deutsche Forschungsschiff „Professor Albrecht Penck“ habe am Freitag nach mehrtägiger Überprüfung durch die spanischen Behörden den Hafen von Algeciras in Richtung Libyen verlassen.

Es ist nach Angaben der NGO das erste Schiff einer zivilen Rettungsorganisation unter deutscher Flagge. Die Besatzung besteht zum Teil aus ehemaligen Crew-Mitgliedern des Rettungsschiffs „Aquarius“, das seine Mission nach massivem Druck aus der Politik Anfang Dezember eingestellt hatte.

Über dieses Thema berichtete NDR Info am 22. Dezember 2018 um 07:15 Uhr.

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Dezember 18, 2018

Weiterleitung
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Wichtige

Pressemeldungen – hier der Frankfurter Rundschau

-Hilfe für Seenotgerettete und Flüchtlinge:
Super Erfolg für Stadt Wiesbaden
Antrag von SPD, Grünen, Linken & Piraten mit großer Mehrheit angenommen.

Die hessische Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden erklärt Seenotrettern und den von ihnen geretteten Geflüchteten ihre Solidarität. Sie wird sich der Initiative der Oberbürgermeister von Düsseldorf, Köln und Bonn anschließen und sich bereit erklären , die auf See Geretteten auf nehmen. So der Stadtverordnetenbeschluss….( zitiert nach Frankfurter Rundschau 15./16.12.18 Seite F22 ( Rhein-Main)

-Kein sicherer Hafen
Kreis Offenbach –
LINKE-Antrag gescheitert.
Änderungsantrag von CDU und SPD für Kreisebene Offenbach beschlossen.

mehr im Anhang
für WB: https://www.dielinke-wiesbaden.de/vor-ort/termine/termindetail/news/seebruecke-menschenleben-retten-ist-kein-verbrechen/

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November 14, 2018

Im Hafen von Misrata weigern sich bereits seit drei Tagen 93 Geflüchtete
beharrlich, wieder libyschen Boden zu betreten.
Ein Frachter hatte sie unter falschen Voraussetzungen vor der Küste
Libyens aufgenommen und zurück nach Libyen gebracht. Ihnen wurde
erzählt, sie würden in Malta landen.
Unten ein Bericht mit einem der Menschen an Bord des Frachters:

the people are still on board of the cargo vessel NIVIN in Misrata port.
below are more details about the situation and how it happened („Instead
of taking us to Malta, they took us back to Libya,“).
find below an english translation.

https://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2018/11/13/a-misrata-la-resistance-desesperee-de-migrants-interceptes-en-mer_5383107_3210.html

Libya: desperate resistance of migrants intercepted at sea in Misrata port

Ninety-one migrants from the Horn of Africa and South Asia refuse to get
off the commercial ship that took them to the port of Misrata in western
Libya.

By Frédéric Bobin Published yesterday at 21:06, updated at 09:22

A tense face-to-face meeting continued in Libya on Tuesday, November 13,
for the third day in a row between 91 migrants on board a commercial
ship and Libyan security forces deployed on a wharf in Misrata, a port
city in the western Tripolitan region of the country. Migrants embarked
on a Zodiac who had been rescued at sea by the Panamanian flagged vessel
Nivin, before being repatriated by this vessel to Misrata on Sunday,
November 11, refused to go ashore.

In front of them, Libyan forces were waiting until Monday late afternoon
to intervene. They placed containers along the quayside to better
control access to the vessel. For its part, the crew, whose captain is a
Lebanese, took refuge in a cabin on the upper floor of the Nivin,
apparently fearing for their safety in the face of the migrants who had
de facto taken control of the boat. The latter, who wanted to travel to
Europe, come from the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea) as well
as South Asia (Pakistan, Bangladesh).
„We’ll never get off, it’s too dangerous“

Contacted by telephone by Le Monde, a Sudanese migrant, who answers to
Mohamed’s first name, confirmed the occupants‘ refusal to leave the
Nivin. „We will never go down,“ he said. It’s too dangerous. Once
ashore, they[the Libyans] will kill us. »

Mohamed says that the Maltese coast was in sight when the Zodiac crossed
the road to the Nivin, whose crew offered the migrants to board it.
„They shouted at us „Get in, get in, we’ll take you,““ says the migrant,
specifying that the Zodiac was not in distress. „Instead of taking us to
Malta, they took us back to Libya,“ he adds. The Nivine is a cargo ship
carrying vehicles, familiar with shuttles between Malta and Misrata.

Some cargo ships comply with Libyan Coast Guard injunctions

The episode raises the question of the behaviour of certain cargo ships
in the Mediterranean which, in the absence of humanitarian vessels now
obstructed in their rescue missions, comply with the orders of the
Libyan coast guard in the event of rescue operations. According to an
international source, the Libyan coastguard attempted, in this case, to
recover the migrants from the Nivin at sea but, faced with their
refusal, demanded that the commercial vessel return the occupants to
Misrata.
Returns practices contrary to international law

These practices of „refoulement“ to Libya, which is not considered a
„safe country“ – in view of the violence that is taking place there –
are denounced by humanitarian organisations as contrary to international
law governing the treatment of asylum seekers.

Critical health situation on the third day of the face-to-face meeting

On the third day of the face-to-face meeting in the port of Misrata, the
health situation became critical on Tuesday on the Nivin where only
representatives of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and
Médecins sans frontières (MSF) were able to visit the passengers. „There
are many unaccompanied minors,“ says a humanitarian source.

Food was delivered on Monday. But medical care is urgent, pleads the
migrant Mohamed. „Between twenty and thirty people are injured,“ he
says. For the most part, these injuries are burns caused by the essence
of the Zodiac. Despite the deteriorating situation on board, migrants‘
determination to stay on board did not seem to ease on Tuesday. „Never,
never, never, we will not go down,“ Mohamed repeats. We just want to
have a better chance of life in Europe. „Médecins sans frontières on
Tuesday called on all stakeholders to „find a peaceful solution“.

Translated with http://www.DeepL.com/Translator

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In Germany the Convention on the Right of Persons with #Disabilities is already ratified … #UN-Convention

Januar 5, 2011

but not yet in Lower Saxoni, NRW ….

Amplify’d from www.edf-feph.org
A LANDMARK VICTORY IN HUMAN RIGHTS BATTLE AS EU SIGNS UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Brussels, 5 January 2011 /// The European Union has officially ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 23 December 2010, becoming the first intergovernmental group to sign on to any human rights treaty. The European disability movement has been working hard to make sure the EU conclude the Convention by the end of 2010. The European Disability Forum welcomes this development, which is a significant landmark and will help improve the lives of 80 million persons with disabilities in Europe.
>The disability movement welcomes the historic ratification
EDF welcomes EU ratification of UN Convention
This represents a major policy shift toward enforcing human rights for all Europeans and putting disability on top of the human rights agenda.
Yannis Vardakastanis, President of the European Disability Forum, stressed: „The European Union has not only achieved a major step in its history, but it is also sending a positive signal to its Member States that haven’t ratified the Convention yet: it is now time to commit to the rights of persons with disabilities.“

In the European Union, more than 80 million persons have a disability, representing 15% of the residents from 27 countries. 11 of the 27 Member States still have to ratify the treaty.

The disability movement acknowledges the key role of the Belgian Presidency that committed to concluding the UN Convention and succeeded in doing so.
>The next steps to ensure the success of the implementation
First, the UN Convention asserts that every state party of the Convention has to establish a focal point for the coordination of implementation. At European level, a concrete action that the human rights activists call for as a next step is the designation of the office of the European Commission’s Secretary General to make sure disability is mainstreamed everywhere.
The European disability movement calls on the incoming Hungarian Presidency to actively work towards the implementation in the first months of 2011. This necessary step will improve the lives of millions of European citizens with disabilities.
Secondly, the European disability movement is stressing the importance of the involvement of the civil society organisations in the implementation of the treaty.
>How does it bind the Members States and the EU?
All the institutions of the European Union will now have to endorse the values of the Convention in all policies under their competence ensuring mainstreaming of disability: from transport to employment and from information and communication technologies to development cooperation. It also means that they have to adjust the accessibility of their own buildings, their own employment and communications policy.
> Background information
-Nine core international human rights instruments
There are nine core international human rights treaties at the UN level. Entered into force on May 2008, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities (UNCRPD) is the first United Nations Convention specifically related to the rights of people with disabilities; it became a reality largely due to active mobilization of those who participated in negotiating the text. For the EDF, this constitutes a historic achievement in the struggle against violations of the human rights of people with disabilities.
-11 of the 27 EU members have yet to ratify the convention
Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, and Romania (although all have signed).
Among European countries seeking EU membership, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey have ratified the convention, while Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, and Kosovo have not.
-This is only the beginning

While welcoming the conclusion of the Convention by the European Union as the beginning of the new relationship between the EU and the UN, EDF voices its outstanding concerns:

„We regret the reservation adopted by the Council to exclude the employment of persons with disabilities in the armed forces from the scope of the Convention. We invite other States Parties across the world to oppose this reservation to avoid setting a dangerous precedent worldwide,“ stressed Donata Vivanti, EDF Vice-President.

The delay in the procedure of the EU accession to the so-called Optional Protocol is harmful for citizens. According to this text European residents can claim their rights under the Convention if they had not been granted by the national courts. This delay also means that the UN Committee may not yet initiate the inquiry procedure into disabled persons’ rights violations in Europe. EDF wants to make sure the next EU presidency will work on the conclusion of the Optional Protocol.

Read more at www.edf-feph.org

Welcome to Europe, a part of the European and the German Refugee Councils, is planning a visit in greece

August 19, 2010

Good article about refugees in greece, Frontex and no-border-Movement …

Amplify’d from w2eu.net

Samos is one of the Greek island off the Turkish coast. At the closest point, you have the feeling you can easily touch the other side if you stretch your arm a little. Not surprisingly, many refugees and migrants attempt to cross the border to the European Union here with small boats.

Because of all this, there will be a noborder weekend in Samos from the 27th to the 29th of August, with the aim of protesting the current treatment of the migrants, the presence and practices of Frontex and to continue a discussion in the local society about racism and the obligation to welcome migrants, not detain them. Join us!

Read more at w2eu.net