After several days of negotiations, the Council of the EU and the EU Parliament have agreed on key points in the migration reform package. The conclusion: the new laws legitimize serious human rights violations at the external borders and de facto abolish the right to asylum in the EU.
Since May 2023, between 120 and 800 people have been officially excluded from the official food distribution at the Mavrovouni Camp on Lesvos. Those affected by this - from a humanitarian perspective highly neglectful - practice are all individuals who are no longer in an asylum process, having received either a positive or negative decision from the authorities.
Since last year, another wall has been stretching across Europe: Poland has erected a 186-kilometer-long border wall with Belarus. Here, people seeking protection are pushed back, their mobile phones destroyed and they are left unprotected and disoriented in the forest.
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Solidarity in action with #LeaveNoOneBehind means: We support people on the move and initiatives who do the same. We try to react quickly in crisis situations and provide a platform for active initiatives and organizations at the EU’s external borders and beyond.
Take a look at the various campaigns we have run to raise awareness about the situation of people on the move, to call politicians to action, and to raise funds for LeaveNoOneBehind and our partner organizations.