facebook feed fist header movement-text refugee-movement-text twitter youtube
News

Turkey: State paramilitaries are destroying Syrian refugees’ tent homes in İzmir

As of February 8th, refugees living in tents in the Torbalı and Bayındır districts of İzmir are being evacuated in accordance with district governorate decisions through the intervention of its gendarmerie State paramilitary force. The tent areas are being removed. Thousands of refugees, who left their countries because of the civil war in Syria, have been struggling to survive as seasonal agricultural workers and living in the tent camps, constructed through their own efforts, in rural areas of İzmir.

Since Wednesday, many tent areas have been removed by gendarmerie without reason. Some tent areas were given until Monday to evacuate. Refugees whose assigned residence city is not İzmir have been expelled and people are being told they are expected to rent homes. However, for the majority of the refugees who work for very low wages it is not possible to earn enough money to move into a house.

In return for originally directing people to the tent areas and finding people jobs, “dayıbaşı” (the bosses of the areas) deduct money from refugees’ wages, pay irregularly or do not pay people at all. Since the agricultural workers need to live close to their working areas and don’t know the local language [Turkish], they are forced to accept the dayıbaşı system. Thus, being evacuated from their tents means taking away their means to an income.

What this means is that refugees who already left everything they had in Syria will, for a long time, now be unable to earn an income — demand for seasonal workers decreases in winter. They have survived through the cold weather thanks to tents, food, firing, diapers and hygiene products provided by a limited number of volunteers and CSO’s. The tent areas, which lack toilets, showers, clean water and  have been covered in mud from rainfall, are being ignored by the authorities.

These conditions affect children the most. Children are exposed to illnesses and developmental disabilities as a result of poor nutrition and health conditions. Hospitals deny treatment to refugees without documents. Even the death of baby Noaf, of pneumonia, after being refused hospital treatment did not impact government policy; which makes it particularly hard for refugees to get registered. And there are lots of children suffering from pneumonia in the camps. The threat of forced displacement by the gendarmerie further deepens the trauma of children, initially caused by the civil war and subsequent poor living conditions.

Last May, before the harvest, these tent areas providing a living space for nearly 2,000 people were removed by the district governorate. It is thought-provoking that the same action is now being taken just before seed-time, when the demand for seasonal workers increases. All this despite three years of speculation that the district governorate and municipality had plans to move people from the tent areas to one central place; to improve the living conditions of agricultural worker refugees.

The following two tabs change content below.

News

berlin news / Lager Mobilisation - Brandenburg / LMB - lager mobilisation berlin / News

We won’t return to that camp: Police wants to evict the Brienner Str Protest!

Wir werden nicht in dieses Lager zurückgehen: Die Polizei will den Protest in der Brienner Str. räumen! (– Deutsch unten –) After six days of protest, the administration of the district in Berlin wants to end the protest, this morning they took all tents  but we want to stay in the street with our children…. Read more »

In fron to lager at Brienner Str police wants to evict the protest
Lager watch / LMB - lager mobilisation berlin / News

Police wants to evict the Brienner Str Protest, urgent support needed

After six days of protest, the administration of the district in Berlin wants to end the protest, this morning they took all sleeping bags and tents  but people want to stay in the street with their children. There is an urgent need of support, if possible bring covers, sleeping bags and anything warm to be… Read more »

In fron to lager at Brienner Str police wants to evict the protest
berlin news / Lager Mobilization – Wedding / Lager watch / LMB - lager mobilisation berlin / News

At Brienner Str Lager, people have said enough is enough #Berlin #LMG

In the last days, the life in the Lager at Brienner Str. 16, 10713 Berlin, has become unsustainable. Is well known that the conditions of the lagers of Berlin are always bad, there are always with problems with health, food, mistreatment of security hired by the responsible of the lager, hygienem, etc… Now in lager… Read more »

Featured

News / oplatz

Wegweisendes Urteil gegen den Einsatz für das Grundrecht auf Asyl – Haftstrafen für vier DemonstrationsteilnehmerInnen des March for Freedom

English Einladung zur Pressekonferenz, Montag 22.05.17, 11:00, Waldemarstr. 46 10999 Berlin   3 Jahre nach dem international organisierten March for Freedom wurden vier TeilnehmerInnen einer friedlichen Demonstration in Luxembourg-Stadt zu hohen Geld- und Bewährungsstrafen verurteilt. Der Verlauf des Prozesses und das Gerichtsurteil erscheinen bei nüchterner Betrachtung äußerst willkürlich und keinen rechtsstaatlichen Maßstäben entsprechend. Der March… Read more »

berlin news / News / oplatz / Workshop

Call for open meeting to Oplatz media group

Dear people, As media group from Oplatz we want to invite you to our open meeting every Sunday from 15h to 18h Friesenstr. 6 10965 Berlin U7-Gneisenaustr. As you know we are focused on giving the news about refugee struggles, situation in lagers, initiatives against racism, figths against deportations, for the right to stay, to… Read more »

Oplatz media group Workshop
Daily Resistance Newspaper

Distribute the latest edition of Daily Resistance newspaper: Non-citizen Rise Up in Bavaria

Non-citizen Rise Up in Bavaria Dear people of the world, we have published the new issue of the newspaper “Daily Resistance”, and now it’s the time to bring the paper to the hands of people living in the lagers, by you! This issue comes “separately” in 7 languages This issue of Daily Resistance has a… Read more »

Daily Resistance Refugee Protest 2016 Bavaria

Recent

berlin news / Lager Mobilisation - Brandenburg / LMB - lager mobilisation berlin / News

We won’t return to that camp: Police wants to evict the Brienner Str Protest!

Wir werden nicht in dieses Lager zurückgehen: Die Polizei will den Protest in der Brienner Str. räumen! (– Deutsch unten –) After six days of protest, the administration of the district in Berlin wants to end the protest, this morning they took all tents  but we want to stay in the street with our children…. Read more »

In fron to lager at Brienner Str police wants to evict the protest
Lager watch / LMB - lager mobilisation berlin / News

Police wants to evict the Brienner Str Protest, urgent support needed

After six days of protest, the administration of the district in Berlin wants to end the protest, this morning they took all sleeping bags and tents  but people want to stay in the street with their children. There is an urgent need of support, if possible bring covers, sleeping bags and anything warm to be… Read more »

In fron to lager at Brienner Str police wants to evict the protest
berlin news / Lager Mobilization – Wedding / Lager watch / LMB - lager mobilisation berlin / News

At Brienner Str Lager, people have said enough is enough #Berlin #LMG

In the last days, the life in the Lager at Brienner Str. 16, 10713 Berlin, has become unsustainable. Is well known that the conditions of the lagers of Berlin are always bad, there are always with problems with health, food, mistreatment of security hired by the responsible of the lager, hygienem, etc… Now in lager… Read more »

alle bleiben / deportations / News / Statements / Support/Solidarity

Offener Brief des Tribunal NSU Komplex auflösen mit Unterstützung der kooperierenden Theater und Organisationen gegen die Abschiebung von Selami Prizreni

  von Alle Bleiben! Selami Prizreni wurde vom Tribunal „NSU-Komplex auflösen“, das aktuell in Köln stattfindet, als Künstler und Redner eingeladen. Jedoch wurde er vor zwei Tagen abgeschoben. Dazu erklären die am Tribunal beteiligten Theaterhäuser Schauspiel Köln, Akademie der Künste der Welt Köln, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin und HAU Hebbel am Ufer in… Read more »

News

Videokundgebungen gegen die G20-Afrika-Partnerschaftskonferenz am 26.5. und 9.6.

Videokundgebungen auf dem Oranienplatz – umsonst und draußen Gegen die G20-Afrika-Partnerschaftskonferenz! Für globale Bewegungsfreiheit und selbstbestimmte Entwicklung! Freitag, 26. Mai, 20:30 Uhr „Zu reich für den Frieden – Raubbau im Kongo“. Der Kongo ist ein Land reich an Rohstoffen. Doch er gehört zu den ärmsten afrikanischen Ländern, denn die Rohstoffe werden entweder von Drittländern ausgebeutet… Read more »