Monthly Archives: April 2019

“Voluntary Returns”: 22 – 28 April 2019

There were no transfers of people, who signed the “voluntary” return.

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Severely traumatized person seeking protection deported on 18th of April 2019

On 18th of April, six men were deported from Lesvos to Turkey. Among them was an about thirty-year-old Bengali man. He faces severe mental problems and his doctor from Médecins Sans Frontières informed the authorities in oral and written form … Continue reading

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Arbitrary Detention on Arrival – A Critique of Migrant Incarceration on Lesvos Island

The Procedure of Arrests Upon Arrival Since 2016, some people arriving to Lesvos have been detained immediately after they reach the island. Their detention can last for up to three months, and most people are kept for the entire period of time in … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 15 – 21 April 2019, 26 people

Date 16.04. 17.04. 18.04. 21.04. Number of People 2 5 10 9 Islands 2 from Chios source 5 from Lesvos source 10 from Samos source 4 from Lesvos, 1 from Chios, 4 from Kossource These people agreed to “voluntary” return … Continue reading

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18 April, Lesvos – Turkey

Date & Time 18th of April, 1 pm (Ferry) Means of Transportation Bus (Mythimna Tours) & Ferry (Jalem Tours) Number & Gender 6 men Nationalities unknown Islands 3 from Lesvos, 1 from Chios, 2 from Kos source Particularities 1 severely … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 8 – 14 April 2019, 1 person

Date 14th of April Number of People 1 Islands 1 from Leros source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” (AVRR) of the IOM. From … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 1 – 7 April 2019, 22 people

Date 2nd of April 7th of April Number of People 2 20 Islands 2 from Chios source 11 from Lesvos, 9 from Samos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme … Continue reading

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4 April, Lesvos – Turkey

Date & Time 4th of April, 12.30 am (Ferry) Means of Transportation small police bus & Ferry (Turyol) Number & Gender 4 men Nationalities 1 from Egypt, 1 from Pakistan, 1 from Senegal, 1 from State of Palestine (source: UNHCR) … Continue reading

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Deportations to Turkey – overview: March 2019

Month March Number & Nationality 5 (1 from Nigeria, 1 from Ghana, 1 from Pakistan, 1 from State of Palestine, 1 from Sierra Leone) (source: UNHCR) Islands 4 from Samos, 1 from Kos Reasons of Deportation 4: negative decision on … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns” overview: March 2019

Month March Number of People 45 Islands 12 from Lesvos, 12 from Chios, 5 from Samos, 16 from Kos These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and … Continue reading

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