Archive for July, 2015
Posted by clandestina on 26 July 2015
Posted by clandestina on 16 July 2015
At least six refugees drowned on Thursday as a boat carrying Syrian asylum seekers sank off the shore of Turkey’s north-western province of Çanakkale.
10 refugees have so far been rescued. The refugees were trying to reach Greece’s Lesbos Island through illegal means. The boat sailed from the Ayvacık district of the Çanakkale Province in the Marmara region, but it soon sank off the shores of Turkey’s Gülpınar village for unknown reasons.
The search team first rescued 10 migrants, two of whom were children and four were women. The team later reached the bodies of six Syrian asylum seekers.
The team is continuing its rescue and search operations in the region
Posted by clandestina on 14 July 2015
Shortly after midnight migrants in Anygdaleza detention center set fire to bed mattresses in five different containers.
Two Fire Brigade vehicles arrived at the spot to put down the fire, while later all immigrants returned to the containers used as cells.
This was another protest for their months-long detention with food shortage and under inhuman conditions.
Posted by clandestina on 11 July 2015
Up to 19 people are feared to have drowned trying to reach Greece from Turkey, in the deadliest Mediterranean shipwreck since May.
A people smuggler’s boat carrying up to 40 passengers capsized on Tuesday morning between the small Greek islands of Agathonisi and Farmakonisi, 10 miles from the Turkish coast. One passenger has been confirmed dead and 21 have been rescued, leaving as many as 18 still missing. “We don’t know their nationalities,” said Stella Nanou, a UN refugee agency spokeswoman.