This video says about itself:
10 March 2016
We have been experiencing conditions in the refugee camp Idomeni near the Greek-Macedonian border. We met people living in an extreme environment full of smoke, garbage and feces.
Refugees face death and despair on Greek-Macedonian border: here.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
Aid organizations: refugee deal is unworthy of Europe
“Not borders, but people must be protected.” Four organizations made that call to Prime Minister Rutte at the start of the EU summit on the refugee crisis. “It is time for Europe to have human rights center stage again,” they write in a joint letter.
Today and tomorrow the European leaders will talk about a deal with Turkey. That deal should put an end to the large flow of refugees to Europe. Oxfam, Save the Children, Médecins du Monde and Refugee Foundation found that the agreement in principle of last week violates refugees‘ rights.
“Where are we most concerned about is that people’s rights are bartered for political purposes,” said Save the Children director Pim Kraan to the NOS Radio 1 news.
Nothing to lose
The aid agencies write that the measures “are only aimed to defuse Europe’s own political crisis.” The agreements endanger the lives of “tens of thousands of people fleeing war, poverty and violence”. “Selective border closures which currently cause degrading situations for tens of thousands of people and the imminent exchange of people with Turkey are unworthy of Europe”, write the organizations.
“In the refugee camps we see more and more people with mental health problems. People have nothing to lose,” Kraan said. “There is no shelter, no protection against the cold, and aid agencies have no access. We tried to help people sitting between barbed wire with newborn babies, but we are not allowed to reach them. These are not the moral values on which Europe is built. This really can not continue.”
“Yes, we have a challenge,” Kraan admits. “But, as a comparison: we have not nearly reached the level of care of the Kosovo crisis. I think it is important that political leadership is shown. We should not say that the refugee problem undermines the welfare state. That’s not true. We should not say that half of the refugees are adventurers. That’s not true.
Frans Timmermans, Dutch European Commission fat cat, falsely claimed that 60% of refugees were supposedly not real refugees.
People are unnecessarily bombarded with ‘facts’ that are not correct”, says Kraan.
The government politicians just over a week ago concluded a memorandum of understanding with Turkey. That statement implies that Turkey will take back all refugees crossing to Greece. On condition that European countries will accept some recognized refugees from Turkish refugee camps. EU leaders today and tomorrow hope to turn intentions into firm commitments.
German migration expert lambasts Europe for ‘war against refugees‘. Europe is at “war” against refugees and Chancellor Angela Merkel is using “double-faced” rhetoric of welcome and repulsion, said German migration expert Klaus Bade. He called the EU’s overtures to Turkey “scandalous.” Europe’s “refugee crisis” is a rhetorical misnomer that has cast refugees who risk the Mediterranean and Aegean crossings as security threats instead of seeing them as individuals desperately seeking help, said migration expert Klaus Bade: here.
Refugee crisis: Migrants arriving on Greek islands to be sent back within days if Turkey deal goes through: here.
European Union chiefs determined to reach deal with Turkey to deter refugees: here.