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Invitation: MRIYR – Carnival and Conference 2017


Please Spread the invitation!

Dear Friends,

MRIYR would like to invite our all supporters on 14th September to
plan our actions for the next year. We’ll meet at 7pm at Schaubühne
Cafeteria and then we’ll go to the meeting room. If you come late ask at
the Cafeteria. (*Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz. Kurfürstendamm 153, 10709

In 2017 we want to organize a demonstration/Carnival & The International
Refugees and Migrants Conference (Which took place last february in
Hamburg). Both with the agenda to improve the living situation of
refugees and migrants.

On Wednesday 14th September we want to plan
1) the strategy to get our demands and
2) to plan/structure our actions for 2017

Living situation in Refugee Camps is getting worse. Private service
provider companies don’t care about anything and they deal the people in
many discriminative ways. In many of the Heims refugees don’t receive
money for the food because Heim service provides them food and companies
get paid for it. Many refugees suffer this situation and they are unable
to cook / eat what they want. Why people have to live in the Heims in
such a poor situation?
Why Refugee Camps don’t allow the media inside ? Which restrictions they
impose on Refugee who live in the Camps? Why they don’t give the
internet access to refugees and help them to get connected with the
world. Many of the Refugees just get stuck in the Heims because they
can’t find language Schools. This is also responsibility of private
service provider companies to take care of every individual and help
them to get engaged in language school, Job, internships or cultural
activities etc. Refugees should become part of the society!
We demand everybody to take necessary actions on it. We as MRIYR will
support the Refugees for their basic Right. They should have a place
where they can ‘feel home’.

Looking forward to see you all!

Best Regards,


Presseerklärung/Resolution der TeilnehmerInnen der bundesweiten Refugee-Konferenz 21.-23.08.2015 in Hannover

RefugeeConferenceHannoverDieses bundesweite Treffen, organisiert vom Protestcamp der sudanesischen Geflüchteten auf dem Weißekreuzplatz in Hannover in Zusammenarbeit mit „Lampedusa in Hamburg“, dem „Refugee-Movement Berlin“ und der „Refugee-Bustour“, wurde unterstützt vom ver.di-Bildungswerk Niedersachsen, der Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Niedersachsen, der DFG/VK und dem Friedensbüro Hannover, radio flora sowie anderen Gruppen und Personen.

Drei Tage lang haben mehr als 150 Menschen aus dem ganzen Bundesgebiet sich über ihre Erfahrungen und Möglichkeiten des Widerstands gegen Alltagsrassismus und diskriminierende Asylgesetze ausgetauscht und beschlossen, sich künftig besser zu vernetzen und zusammenzuarbeiten. Die TeilnehmerInnen diskutierten in Workshops Fragen der aktuellen Asylgesetzgebung bzw. -verschärfung, die Situation in den Herkunftsländern der Geflüchteten und MigrantInnen und ihre Fluchtgründe sowie die spezifischen Anliegen, Forderungen und Aktionen von geflüchteten Frauen.

How to support the Refugee Conference (August 21th – 23th, 2015) in Hanover? / Wie kann ich die Refugee-Konferenz in Hannover (21. – 23.8.2015) unterstützen?



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We hope that this will answer all your questions concerning the Refugee Conference in two weeks in Hanover! If you have any questions, information or feedback, write a mail to refugeecamph@riseup.net !

Final information for everybody interested in participating in Refugee Conference 2015:

1.) Questions to the participants and review of the situation

2.) Important information / Preparation

3.) Timetable


1.) Please let us know, how many people are coming from your city, if possible, before August, 14th. In your announcement, please also let us know, what kind of sleeping facilities you prefer (single-rooms or if a big room is possible, too), if you bring kids with you (for the calculation of the child care needed) and what languages you can speak/understand.

Review of the situation concerning…

…translators: Up to now we have translators to Arabic, to French, to Portuguese, to Farsi and to some other languages, each to English or German. If you can bring any translators of yourself, feel free!

…sleeping places: We can offer a limited number of single apartments for families/women and a larger number of group-facilities.

Nevertheless, if you have any contacts to people in Hanover, also ask them for possibilities to sleep. Please bring sleeping bags and camping mats with you!

…child care: Child care is organised by a qualified group of social workers and is available during all meeting-times.

…food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be prepared at Kornstraße.

2.) Important information / Preparation

– Arrival is possible on friday starting at 2pm, we recommend to arrive before 6 pm 18.00, as at 7pm the first meeting will take place (see timetable below).

IMPORTANT: If you have any problems during your journey (e.g. with residential obligation (so called “Residenzpflicht”), racial profiling or other police controls), we have a lawyer to provide legal support. We will soon send around an emergency number.

– On friday we plan to start the conference with an introduction of participants. If you want, please prepare a short introduction (app. 10 minutes) for your your group/city.

– We plan to arrange an info point to collect information of all cities and organisations participating. If you have any info material, flyers,… please bring them with you (maybe 100-200 copies).

– A large part of saturday´s program will be used for workshops. You can see the different topics planned in the timetable below. If you have any interest to plan, prepare and moderate a workshop for one topic, please let us know! The only topics that are already assigned are “Preventing deportations” and “Women Space”.

3.) Timetable


– Starting at 2pm: Arrival at Kornstraße possible / Registration at the Info Point

– 6pm: Dinner

– 7pm: Presentation/introduction of the different groups

– app. 9pm: Concert of S.P. Music, band of Refugee Protest Camp Hanover, and other musicians


– Starting at 8.30am: Breakfast in UJZ Korn.

– 10am-10.30am: Presentation of the different groups (summary of friday for all newcomers)

– 10.30-11.15: Rex Osa (tbc) on „Refugee Rights“

– 11.15pm-12.00: „The Importance of self-organisation of Refugee Women“

Introduction of different organisations: „The Crocodile – Refugee Women against FGM“, „Women in exile“,…

– 12 – 1pm: Sebastian Rose from „Flüchtlingsrat Niedersachsen“ on „Legal conditions of Refugees (Dublin, right to stay,…) in the context of the new asylum law“

– 1pm-2pm: Mona Balsters from „Refugee Bureau Kargah“ on „Problems and possibilities of refugees in their legal situation“

– 2pm-3pm: Lunch break

– 3pm-7pm: Workshop period //

Different topics of the workshops:

– Dublin (in the context of the new asylum law restrictions)

– deportations (Dublin and home country)

– situation in the home countries

– women space

– human beings or papers?: basis of existence of undocumented migrants

in germany

– police violence (a.) Frontex, b.) police in germany

– (permission to) work: perspective of people during waiting period


– Starting at 8.30am: Breakfast in UJZ Korn

– 10am-2pm: Presentation to the plenary of the conclusions/strategies/results of the workshops (each max. 30 minutes)

– 2pm-3pm: Lunch break

– 3pm-app. 5pm: Final plenary: summary, conclusion, feedback, how to go on.

– 5pm: Departure




The Refugee Conference

Our three days long refugee conference came to an end. The most important aspect of this conference was that from beginning to end, all its planning and organization were all under the initiative of refugees. Compared to our previous conference, the number of refugees in the total number of participants was significantly higher. However the number of participants of the conference in general was lower than what we expected. Many speakers also asked “why the participation to the conference is low”.

Already one of the aims of our conference was our movement to pull itself together, breathe and gain dynamism again. In fact the low attendance to the conference is not a thing that cannot be understood. The state wants to suppress our movement. Yet they could not manage to completely liquidate our movement however by dividing our power, they made it a bit disorganized.

Dear all,
on the Refugee conference, that took place this week end (14-16.11), we decided all together to call for a meeting to create the structure we need to give efficiency to our struggle.
The meeting will take place on the sunday 23 of november, at 3pm at Oranienplatz.

Proposed topics :
-how can we bring the groups together in a common strategy?
-Establishing a regular and permanent assembly of all refugee groups in Berlin
-What are the current projects, problems and coming actions of the group attending the meeting? (how can we organize a Berlinwide solidarity)
-How can we efficientely share responsibilities for the communication, the office and the infopoint tasks?
-how can we better inform and communicate our demands to the german society?
-International solidarity: feedback on the actions in Rome, Amsterdam and preperation of the next demos (Chad 29.11, Cameroun ?, Spain 06.02.2015)

The list is open to all new proposals. Please forward this message to all other refugee groups, and please help us to translate this into arabic, turkish and other languages.

Thanks to all,
Team of the structure workshop.

Au terme de la conférence des réfugiés qui a eu lieu ce week-end du 14 au 16 novembre, nous avons tous ensemble décider d’appeler une réunion pour la mise au point d’une structure nécessaire pour une bonne éfficacité de notre lutte.
la rencontre aura lieu le dimanche 23 novembre à 15heures à Oranienplatz
à l’ordre du jour:
– comment fonctionner ensemble?
– comment faire pour réunir les groupes dans une stratégie commune?
– comment mettre en place une assemblée régulière et permanente?
– Quels sont les projets, les problèmes et les stratégies de chaque groupe présent?
– comment repartir les responsabilités pour une meilleure éfficacité?
– comment structurer l’information et la mobilisation de la société civile?
– Solidarité internationale: résumé des actions à Rome, à amsterdam et préparation des prochaines demos

La liste est ouverte pour les propositions de thème. Bien vouloir transmettre le message à tous les groupes connus.

Bien vouloir traduire le message en Arabe et autres langues nécessaires.
Merci à tous…
l’équipe de workshop sur la structure

Call for support to the refugee conference at Mehringhof

Nov. 14th  – 16th there will be the Refugee Conference at Mehringhof in Berlin

The conference is organized by and for people, who are positioned as refugees in Berlin and surrounding areas in Brandenburg

We are a small group of supporters, who are trying to help out with some of the infrastructure. We are not involved in the actual conference program, nor do we think we should be. So, in order for the activists to meet and focus on their issues, a lot of stuff is needed, specifically interpreters, child care, food, sleeping  places, and some general stuff.

CALL FOR SUPPORT – this is the Email were you can make contact if you have anything to offer ohme@riseup.net