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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

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EU borders: Stop exposing migrants to danger 

(Brussels, 23 April 2013) Presenting a petition bearing over 70,000 signatures, Amnesty International will tomorrow urge the European Union and the governments of its 27 member states to stop exposing people to danger along Europe’s coasts and borders.

The appeal targets Members of the European Parliament, and challenges them to do their duty as watchdog, by holding governments and institutions to account for how they treat the migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers who arrive at EU frontiers. 

“Tomorrow we're putting Europe to shame. Thousands of people throughout Europe have expressed their alarm at what’s happening almost invisibly along our borders” said Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office. “Borders are one of the few areas where EU countries can largely escape scrutiny. Migrants suffer the impact of being ‘out of sight, out of mind’.”

Every year, thousands of people set off on perillous journeys in unseaworthy boats, hoping to reach Europe. Some are fleeing conflict, while others are escaping grinding poverty. Over the past decade European countries have increasingly focused on preventing people from even setting foot on EU territory. 

Governments often resort to practices that force migrants to take dangerous routes to Europe, often with fatal consequences. For example, last month, six Syrians drowned when their boat foundered in the Aegean. Among them were a pregnant 17-year-old and a mother with her child. 

By staging its symbolic action in front of the European Parliament, using an emblematic 'refugee' boat, Amnesty International will demand that the EU and the governments of its 27 members demonstrate far greater transparency and accountability over how they operate at Europe’s borders. 

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Love the article on Gaddafi
We must rise above tribalism & divide & rule of the colonialist who stole & looted our treasure & planted their puppets to lord it over us..they alone can decide on whosoever is performing & the one that is corrupt..but the most corrupt nations are the western countries that plunder the resources of other nations & make them poorer & aid the rulers to steal & keep such ill gotten wealth in their country..yemen,syria etc have killed more than gadhafi but its not A̷̷̴ good investment for the west(this is laughable)because oil is not in these countries..when obasanjo annihilated the odi people in rivers state, they looked away because its in their favour & interest..one day! Samosa Iyoha

Hello from
Johannesburg
I was amazed to find a website for Africans in Hungary.
Looks like you have quite a community there. Here in SA we have some three million Zimbabweans living in exile and not much sign of going home ... but in Hungary??? Hope to meet you on one of my trips to Europe; was in Steirmark Austria near the Hungarian border earlier this month. Every good wish for 2011. Geoff in Jo'burg

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ANH work but...
Interesting interview...
I think from what have been said, the Nigerian embassy here seem to be more concern about its nationals than we are for ourselves. Our complete disregard for the laws of Hungary isn't going to help Nigeria's image or going to promote what the Embassy is trying to showcase. So if the journalists could zoom-in more focus on Nigerians living, working and studying here in Hungary than scrutinizing the embassy and its every move, i think it would be of tremendous help to the embassy serving its nationals better and create more awareness about where we live . Taking the issues of illicit drugs and forged documents as typical examples.. there are so many cases of Nigerians been involved. But i am yet to read of it in e.news. So i think if only you and your journalists could write more about it and follow up on the stories i think it will make our nationals more aware of what to expect. I wouldn't say i am not impressed with your work but you need to be more of a two way street rather than a one way street . Keep up the good work... Sylvia

My comment to the interview with his excellency Mr. Adedotun Adenrele Adepoju CDA a.i--

He is an intelligent man. He spoke well on the issues! Thanks to Mr Hakeem Babalola for the interview it contains some expedient information.. B.Ayo Adams click to read editor's mail
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