#kara_tepe

  • Grèce : énorme #manifestation de #réfugiés bloqués à Lesbos : Liberté, #nous_voulons_partir

    –-> « Θέλουμε να φύγουμε » : Χιλιάδες στο μπλόκο της Αστυνομίας
    Διαδήλωση- διαμαρτυρία αιτούντων άσυλο στον Καρά- Τεπέ για να φύγουν από τη Λέσβο.

    15:10 Εκατοντάδες διαδηλωτές αποπειράθηκαν να μπουν στον καταυλισμό του Δήμου Μυτιλήνης από την πίσω πλευρά- καταυλισμός που λειτουργεί από το 2015 στην περιοχή του Καρά- Τεπέ, και δεν τα κατάφεραν.

    15:15 Διαμαρτυρία χιλιάδων προσφύγων και μεταναστών μεταβαίνει προς τις κλούβες του αστυνομικού μπλόκου στον Καρά- Τεπέ και επιστρέφει μόνη της στις εγκαταστάσης του υποκαταστήματος Honda. Δεν έχει γίνει μέχρι στιγμής επέμβαση της αστυνομίας.

    14:15 : Διαδήλωση και τεράστια διαμαρτυρία χιλιάδων αιτούντων άσυλο ξεκίνησε μετά τις 2 το μεσημέρι της Παρασκευής στην περιοχή του Καρά- Τεπέ, εκεί που παραμένουν επί τρεις ημέρες πάνω από 10.000 πρόσφυγες και μετανάστες μετά την πυρκαγιά της Τρίτης που έκαψε τον καταυλισμό του ΚΥΤ Μόριας.

    « Θέλουμε να φύγουμε, αφήστε μας ελεύθερους » φωνάζουν κατά του μπλόκου της Αστυνομίας. Κλούβες των ΜΑΤ έχουν περικυκλώσει τη διαμαρτυρία και όλοι ζητούν να φύγουν από τη Λέσβο, ενώ σε εξέλιξη βρίσκεται η εγκατάσταση σκηνών, όπου θα μεταφερθούν όσοι διέμεναν στους δρόμους.

    https://www.stonisi.gr/post/11341/theloyme-na-fygoyme-xiliades-sto-mploko-ths-astynomias-pics-video

    #Kara-Tepe #Kara_Tepe #asile #migrations #réfugiés #Lesbos #hotspot #incendie #camps_de_réfugiés #feu #septembre_2020 #Grèce

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    Ajouté à la métaliste sur l’incendie de septembre 2020 :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/876123

    • Lesbos refugees protest after devastating camp fire – video report

      Thousands of refugees on Lesbos protested in the street on Friday outside what was the largest migrant camp in Europe, which burned to the ground on Tuesday night.

      Greek officials have pledged new temporary tents for the close to 13,000 refugees who were staying in Moria, as 11 European countries agreed to take 400 unaccompanied minors from among those left homeless by the fire.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=n0RCpH0NeT8&feature=emb_logo


      https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2020/sep/11/lesbos-refugees-protest-after-devastating-camp-fire-video-report
      #vidéo

    • Et cette Une du Manifesto...
      Lacrimogeni di coccodrillo

      Dopo il cordoglio il gas. Per Atene i profughi sono solo un problema di ordine pubblico da tenere confinati sulle isole. La polizia carica i migranti che chiedono di essere trasferiti sulla terraferma. Il governo avvia la costruzione di un nuovo campo in cui rinchiuderli. E l’Europa resta fredda, dieci paesi si fanno avanti per accogliere solo 400 minori

      https://www.facebook.com/ilmanifesto/photos/a.86900427984/10159493041962985/?type=3

    • Refugees demand rescue from Lesbos after Moria camp blaze

      Greek authorities struggle to persuade former camp residents to move to a new temporary site as protests continue

      Greece is facing mounting demands from refugees displaced by the devastating Moria refugee camp fire to either let them leave Lesbos or deport them.

      The Greek authorities are struggling to persuade former residents of the camp to move to a new temporary site, and many people continue to sleep on the streets of the island.

      The latest protests in Lesbos, where police have fired teargas at refugees, came as Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he hoped plans to build a new reception centre to replace Moria would be an opportunity to reset policy on handling migrant arrivals.

      The fire at the overcrowded camp, engulfed in a blaze last week, has left more than 12,000 people – from 70 different countries, although many from Afghanistan – without shelter or proper sanitation.

      Blazes broke out last week in several locations across the camp after 35 residents tested positive for Covid-19, prompting a lockdown by Greek authorities that in turn triggered protests by residents during which fires were lit.

      The disaster has served to underline chronic problems surrounding the conditions for residents and the wider EU policy surrounding those in the camp – which was originally built to house 3,000 people – many of whom are now demanding to be resettled in Europe.

      Although the EU initially said 10 countries had agreed to take 400 unaccompanied minors, it was criticised for doing too little and too late. Germany – which had originally pledged to take 150 child refugees – announced on Monday that it was in talks to take more families.

      Reflecting the views of many of those sleeping rough, a crowd of women and children protesting again on Monday, some holding banners asking the EU to save them.

      “We have been here for more than one year,” said Maryam, a 25-year-old mother. “There is no rescue. No freedom. If they can’t support us then they should deport us all together.

      “We are asking for the European community to help. Why are they not listening to us? Where are the human rights? We took refuge in the European Union but where are they? There are no toilets, no showers, no water. Nothing. Not any security or safety. We die here every day.”

      While a temporary camp was set up after the fire, both islanders and former residents oppose the Greek government’s plan for a new camp. Some former residents were arrested at the weekend for reportedly encouraging others not to enter the new camp.

      Moria has long been a symbol of the deep political divisions in Europe over Mediterranean migration, as it initially featured as a transit point for hundreds of thousands of people – many from Syria and Afghanistan – heading for Europe.

      After the closure of Europe’s borders to refugees four years ago, Moria has become largely a dead end, plagued by mental health issues and a pervasive sense of desperation.

      The Guardian also met Zahara, another member of the group of women protesting. She cried as she produced a doctor’s note dated the end of August stating she is pregnant and depressed, and requesting a move to new accommodation in the now burned out camp.

      “This lady is depressed and suicidal,” the doctor’s note said. A friend patted her arm and tried to reassure her.

      Another woman said: “Is it similar in Athens? Is it similar on the mainland?”

      Marina Papatoukaki, a midwife with a field clinic run by charity Médecins Sans Frontières, said she was deeply concerned about some of the pregnant women they had been treating, but who they have been unable to locate since the fire.

      “Europe and the state need to understand that these women shouldn’t have been on the island in the first place. They need to be transferred on the mainland,” she said.

      Papatoukaki said pregnant women and babies they were treating in the clinic were not getting enough food and water. “Babies are sleeping on the street where they can’t be washed, they are getting skin rashes and other conditions. These are vulnerable people and Europe and the Greek government need to move them.”

      Germany’s intention to take in more children from the camp was announced by Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert in Berlin, who said that the move to take minors was a first step, but that more needed to be done.

      “Talks are now ongoing in the federal government about how else Germany can help, what other substantial contribution our country can make,” he said.

      A second step would focus on families with children from the camp, Seibert said. Seibert’s comments follow remarks by development minister Gerd Müller, who criticised the initial quota of 150 minors and called for Germany to take 2,000 people.

      https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/sep/14/refugees-demand-rescue-from-lesbos-after-moria-camp-blaze

  • #métaliste sur l’#incendie de #septembre_2020 dans le #hotspot de #Moria, #Lesbos (#Grèce)

    Fil de discussion sur l’incendie :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/875743

    Les réactions d’#indignation en #Allemagne et ailleurs :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/876121

    Manifestation de réfugiés à #Kara_Tepe : "#Nous_voulons_partir
    https://seenthis.net/messages/876128

    La réaction de certains maires en Allemagne...
    "Des villes allemandes proposent d’accueillir des migrants du camp de l’île de Lesbos ravagé par les flammes"
    https://seenthis.net/messages/876124
    #villes-refuge
    ... et en #Autriche :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/877116

    Et des villes en #Suisse...
    Des villes en première ligne
    https://seenthis.net/messages/877063
    #Zurich, #Genève, #Lausanne, #Delémont, #Fribourg

    Le #nouveau_camp de Lesbos, Grèce (septembre_2020) :


    https://seenthis.net/messages/875903

    –—

    D’autres incendies dans les camps de réfugiés en Grèce (métaliste historique) :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/851143

    #camps_de_réfugiés

    ping @isskein @karine4 @reka

  • Outbreak reported at Athens children’s home

    Teams of health workers were dispatched on Monday to a home for unaccompanied refugee children in Athens in a bid to contain an outbreak of #Covid-19.

    According to the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, the outbreak at the shelter in the eastern suburb of #Vyronas was detected on Monday after an unnamed individual presented symptoms of the highly contagious novel coronavirus, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) reported.

    By Monday night, 20 children and eight workers at the facility had tested positive for the virus and just five tested negative, while more results were expected, indicating that the outbreak is quite severe.

    The shelter has been put under strict quarantine and tracing has commenced to identify any other people its workers and residents come into contact with.

    https://www.ekathimerini.com/256423/article/ekathimerini/news/outbreak-reported-at-athens-childrens-home
    #coronavirus #contamination #asile #migrations #réfugiés #MNA #mineurs_non_accompagnés #hébergement #Athènes #Grèce #contaminations #covid-19

    –—

    Contaminations dans 2 autres centres d’accueil pour migrant·es :
    – Lesbos : https://seenthis.net/messages/872979
    – Chios (#Vial) : https://seenthis.net/messages/871934

    • IRC calls for urgent evacuation of the most vulnerable refugees, as first Coronavirus case confirmed in Moria

      The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Moria camp, on the Greek island of Lesvos, where over 12,000 refugees remain crammed inside and around the camp, despite numerous demands for evacuation.

      Overcrowding and limited access to clean water and washing facilities have left tens of thousands of people across the Greek islands vulnerable and exposed to the virus. COVID-19 could spread rapidly and those at risk, including the elderly, pregnant women and those with underlying health conditions, must be urgently evacuated to safety before it is too late. In the meantime, they should be ensured access to all measures of protection and medical assistance that Greek people have.

      The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is working to provide hygiene materials and sanitation facilities to asylum seekers on Lesvos, and has installed a COVID-19 triage centre outside Moria. Our teams also provide mental health support to asylum seekers living in reception facilities across three Aegean islands, where clients have reported a sense of abandonment as a result of the continuous lockdown measures since March, and the undignified conditions they live in.

      Dimitra Kalogeropoulou, IRC Greece Director, said:

      “By now, we know the devastating impact this virus can have on individuals, families and whole communities. People across the globe have been urged to distance themselves from each other in order to prevent its spread, but social distancing and basic hygiene measures like handwashing are simply impossible to adhere to in Moria, where thousands of people live in close proximity to each other with inadequate access to running water and soap.

      “As many people can be carrying the virus but not show any symptoms, it is possible there are more cases of coronavirus that have not been diagnosed. An urgent increase of healthcare and sanitation services is required, including sufficient space for isolation and quarantine.

      “For too long people have been forced to live in camps with severe overcrowding and poor sanitation, waiting for months for the decision on their asylum claims. The ultimate answer to preventing the spread of COVID-19 is through the immediate evacuation of the most vulnerable cases from the camps to safe accommodation. It is untenable that even now, people are forced to live on top of each other.”

      Our experience has shown that the COVID-19 outbreak has amplified the vulnerabilities of people seeking protection. Their dire situation during this public health crisis highlights the need to move away from ‘business as usual’, in order to promote long-term and humane solutions. European leadership is required more than ever before, whether when cooperating on health issues or to ensure those in need are protected and empowered in these difficult times.

      The IRC has provided mental health support to asylum seekers living in Lesvos, Samos and Chios since 2018. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the IRC has scaled up its presence in Lesvos in direct response to the coronavirus outbreak, and a team of new staff members now responsible for key hygiene and health initiatives in Moria, including regular garbage collection and the installation of 24 portable toilets and water points.

      https://reliefweb.int/report/greece/irc-calls-urgent-evacuation-most-vulnerable-refugees-first-coronavirus-ca

    • #Moria camp placed under quarantine after Covid-19 case

      Moria camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos was placed under quarantine on Wednesday after officials confirmed the first coronavirus case in the notoriously overcrowded facility.

      The patient, a 40-year old refugee from Somalia, has been put in isolation, officials said.

      Meanwhile, a team of experts from Greece’s National Organization of Public Health (EODY) were trying to trace the people he had contacted.

      Greece’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday stood at 10,524, with 271 dead.

      https://www.ekathimerini.com/256484/article/ekathimerini/news/moria-camp-placed-under-quarantine-after-covid-19-case
      #Lesbos

    • Les premiers résultats de tests Covid-19 effectués sur les personnes vivant aux alentours de la tente du réfugié somalien hospitalisé montrent deux autres cas infectés sur les 500. 1500 tests supplémentaires ont été effectués et sont actuellement en cours d’analyse. Voir (en grec) https://www.stonisi.gr/post/11161/alla-dyo-kroysmata-koronoioy-sto-kyt-ths-morias-realtime

      Au même moment les résidents du camp de #Moria ont refusé pendant deux jours de prendre les plateaux repas qui leur sont distribués, en signe de protestation contre la quarantaine imposée. Ils dénoncent aussi leur impossibilité de se procurer de quoi se nourrir dans les supérettes improvisées qui fonctionnent dans le camp ainsi que la très mauvaise qualité de la nourriture distribuée. Ils protestent également contre la baisse de leur allocation mensuelle qui est passé de 90 à 75 euros. Aux dernières nouvelles les réfugiés ont cessé cette forme de protestation en prenant part à la distribution du repas du soir

      Source en grec https://www.stonisi.gr/post/11170/diamartyries-sth-moria

      Mail de Vicky Skoumbi via la mailing-list Migreurop, le 06.09.2020

    • 243 Covid-19 cases detected at #Kara_Tepe facility

      A total of 243 coronavirus cases have been detected at the new temporary facility on the Greek island of Lesvos, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Monday.

      He said authorities have conducted a total of 7,064 rapid tests at the tent camp – set up at Kara Tepe near the port of Mytilene after a blaze destroyed the Moria camp – which currently accommodates 9,200 people according to government estimates.

      The average age of the Covid-19 patients at Kara Tepe is 24 years old and most are asymptomatic, he said.

      A total 160 police and administrative staff all tested negative, he said.

      Petsas said the positive cases from Kara Tepe would be added to the country’s official Covid-19 figures released later in the day.

      https://www.ekathimerini.com/257196/article/ekathimerini/news/243-covid-19-cases-detected-at-kara-tepe-facility

    • Plus de 240 exilés positifs au Covid dans le camp provisoire de #Lesbos

      Sur les 7 000 demandeurs d’asile testés au coronavirus ces derniers jours à Lesbos en Grèce, plus de 240 sont contaminés, selon une agence sanitaire publique. Un nouveau camp de fortune érigé après que Moria a été réduit en cendres il y a dix jours compte déjà plus de 9 000 personnes pour une capacité totale de 10 000.

      Le nombre de demandeurs d’asile testés positifs au nouveau coronavirus est en forte augmentation ces derniers jours sur l’île grecque de Lesbos : plus de 240 exilés résidant dans un camp provisoire érigé à la hâte la semaine dernière après les incendies du centre d’hébergement pour migrants de Moria ont été contaminés, a annoncé lundi 21 septembre l’agence sanitaire publique Eody, citée par l’AFP.

      Sur les 7 000 personnes testées, « 243 nouvelles infections ont été découvertes », a révélé cet organisme dans un communiqué. Les tests effectués sur 120 policiers et 40 membres du personnel présents sur place ont en revanche été négatifs, selon la même source.

      Chassés de Moria par les flammes des incendies survenues les 8 et 9 septembre, des milliers de personnes ont d’abord trouvé refuge au bord des routes, dans des champs ou encore des bâtisses abandonnées. Sous la pression policière menaçant de ne pas traiter leur dossier de demande d’asile, les sans-abri ont accepté à partir de jeudi dernier de se réinstaller dans un nouveau camp de fortune situé sur un ancien champ de tir à trois kilomètres du port de Mytilène, le chef-lieu de Lesbos.
      D’une capacité maximale de 10 000, ce camp censé être provisoire compte déjà 9 000 personnes. On estime qu’au moins 12 700 exilés ont perdu leur logement de fortune depuis les incendies de Moria. Selon les autorités, le nouveau complexe souffre déjà d’un manque de couchages et est équipé d’installations sanitaires rudimentaires.

      Jusqu’à présent le nombre de contaminations dans le camp de Moria était resté relativement faible au regard des conditions de surpopulation et d’insalubrité des lieux. Pour autant, les camps de migrants et de réfugiés en Grèce sont strictement confinés depuis la mi-mars pour cause du Covid-19 alors que le reste de ce pays est retourné à la normalité début mai. Une situation dénoncée à maintes reprises par des ONG comme Amnesty International.

      Le ministre grec des Migrations Notis Mitarachi a promis lundi devant le parlement qu’un nouveau camp, « moderne » et « sûr », verrait le jour à Lesbos. Et que les responsables des incendies seraient expulsés. Six jeunes demandeurs d’asile afghans, accusés d’en être à l’origine, ont été placés en détention provisoire. Ils sont inculpés d’"incendie volontaire".

      https://www.infomigrants.net/fr/post/27451/plus-de-240-exiles-positifs-au-covid-dans-le-camp-provisoire-de-lesbos