Tag: Sierra Leone

Solidarity with the ‘strike of closed doors’ of 209 people from Sierra Leone in the transit camp Deggendorf

209 people from Sierra Leone on ‘strike of closed doors’ in the transit center Deggendorf

On Friday, 15th of December 2017, 209 people from Sierra Leone in the transit camp in Deggendorf started a ‘strike of closed doors’. In protest, the children and young people refused to attend the German class as access to other educational institutions is denied. The adults haven’t left the accommodation and denied to work in the 80 cents jobs. On Saturday, 16th of December 2017 they started a hunger strike. The protest involves 44 children and young people, as well as 40 women (among them 12 pregnant women) and 125 men. The starting point of the protest was the violent deportation of a man from Sierra Leone on Friday morning, which was stopped in the last minute at the airport.


Statement of striking refugees in Deggendorf

We are Sierra Leoneans seeking for protection here in Germany but have been frustrated instead of protected. And we have resolved to strike action based on the following reasons:

Every Asylum seeker from Sierra Leone in Deggendorf gets always negative results in the form of :

1. Dublin deportation
2. Rejection of asylum application
3. Asylum application is ‘invalid’

– The next point is that we now stay in a camp for 2 years instead of the initial 6 months, with no schooling, no work permit.

– Very poor accommodation facilities with 8 occupants in a room, with poor hygiene and toilet facilities.

– Very poor quality of food.

– Deportation to Italy with serious torture and no proper arrangements for reinstatement of the immigrants in Italy thereby leaving the immigrants on the street suffering.

– Forceful deportation of pregnant women, children, sick people and sucking mothers.

– No medication for immigrants for certain sickness.
And now established to us that this is a private camp and cannot allow any journalists.

On this basis we have started on 15th December 2017 a close door strike with no schooling and on Saturday 16th December and Sunday 17th December hunger strike and on Monday, we will be going to city council to get clearances to have a peaceful protest accross Deggendorf with continuation of no schooling and hunger strike.
This is to let the whole world know how Germany is treating the immigrants.

More: https://refugeestruggle.org/en/article/solidarity-strike-closed-doors-209-people-sierra-leone-transit-camp-deggendorf



Demo in Munich on Aug. 19th: Stop deportation – Abolish the Dublin System! Freedom of movement for all!

Saturday: 19.08.2017 at 1pm
at Munich Central Train Station, Germany

Sierra Leone United Association in Germany:
“We want to protest together against deportations and the Dublin-system.
They destroy human dignity. In the German asylum system and the Dublin-System there is no freedom of movement. People are prisoners without freedom. This life destroys the mental health of the people and leads them into prostitution and criminal act.”

Demonstration: „Stop deportations! Abolish the Dublin system! Freedom of movement for all!“

Start: 1 pm at Central Train Station in München

Workshops: 7 pm (place will be communicated later)

How to prepare my own interview? (Arrival Aid)
Informations about the Asylum system in Bavaria

Gettogether Party:

Start: 10 pm (Arabellapark, address will be communicated later)

Mixed-Music from Turn Tables: Bigger Rizer DJ&Musics-Performance / Music-Performance by Maligie Kappay / DJ Tims / DJ Salman / Sierra Leone cultural dance

Sprache des Events: English / German translation possible / more translations has to be requested before // Englisch / Deutsch ist möglich / andere Sprachen müssen vorher angefragt werden



Stoppt Abschiebungen! Schafft das Dublin-System ab! Bewegungsfreiheit für alle!

Samstag – 19.08.2017, 13:00 Uhr bis 16:00 Uhr

München, Hauptbahnhof

Organisatoren: Sierra Leone United Association in Germany (Sierra Leone – Vereinigung in Deutschland)

Wir wollen zusammen gegen Abschiebung und das Dublin-System protestieren.

Sie zerstören unsere Menschenwürde. Im deutschen Asylsystem und im “Dublin-System” gibt es keine Bewegungsfreiheit. Die Menschen sind Gefangene ohne Freiheit. Dieses Leben zerstört die psychische Gesundheit der Menschen und führt sie zu Prostitution und Kriminalität.


Beginn: 13.00 Hauptbahnhof München

Anschließend: Workshops

Beginn: 19.00 Uhr (Ort wird noch bekanntgegeben)

Wie bereite ich mein Interview vor (Ankunftshilfe)
Informationen über das Asylsystem in Bayern

Anschließend: Party

Beginn: 22.00 Uhr (Arabellapark, Adresse wird noch bekanntgegeben)

Mixed-Music vom Drehteller: Bigger Rizer DJ&Musics-Performance / Music-Performance by Maligie Kappay / DJ Tims / DJ Salman / Sierra Leone cultural dance

Sprache des Events: Englisch / Deutsch ist möglich / Andere Sprachen müssen vorher angefragt werden