This video says about itself:
20 October 2015
“Enough… enough pain.” 15-year-old Syrian refugee Shaimae is crossing the Serbian border into Croatia with her mother and sisters. They are heading to Germany in the hopes of starting a new life. With a tear-filled plea about the deep impact fleeing has had on her, she says: “We just need someone to understand us, to help us.”
Find out more about Shaimae in this photoessay.
Find out more about our work on the refugee and migrant crisis here.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
Germany has this year refused more refugees entry at the border. They also deported more refugees.
In the first part of this year, more than 13,000 refugees were refused entry at the border. That’s 50% more than the same period last year. In total, nearly 21,000 people were deported in 2015.
The German government introduced a year ago border controls again because of the increasing flow of refugees. The political party Die Linke thinks it is unacceptable that so many people are sent back, especially when it concerns people from war zones such as Iraq and Syria.
German interior minister announces tightening of security and asylum laws: here.
The right-wing policies of the establishment parties and the incessant incitement against refugees are encouraging right-wing forces to open violence. This was evident in the last few days in the town of Bautzen in Saxony. On Wednesday evening, about 80 far-right hooligans gathered on the Kornmarkt in Bautzen and provoked a violent confrontation with 15 to 20 young asylum seekers: here.
Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move by Reece Jones (Verso, £16.99). REECE JONES’S excellent new book renders visible something which has become so taken for granted that we don’t even see it — a global system of labour control that is utterly feudal in all but name: here.
‘PREGNANT AND AFRAID INSIDE GERMANY’S LARGEST REFUGEE CAMP’ “I’ve been thinking, what am I going to do when I give birth? Who’s going to stay with the kids? Who’s going to go with me to the hospital? I always had my family come with me when I gave birth in Iraq.” [Sonia Narang, HuffPost]