Refugee crisis grows in Greece

first_imgSeven thousand refugees arrived in July on the small Greek island of Kos, some 2.5 miles off the Turkish coast, according to the International Organization for Migration. The flow of refugees increased in August.The IOM said on Aug. 14 that nearly 250,000 migrants had crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year. Greece alone reported 134,988 arrivals from Turkey since January. While the number of refugees crossing the Mediterranean from Libya — a more costly and dangerous journey — has remained steady, the flow to Greece is exploding.But Greece is in the midst of a deep financial crisis, under harsh austerity rules that prohibit hiring enough people to register refugees, according to Panagiotis Nikas, the head of Greece’s reception system. (The Guardian, Aug. 14) Since most refugees arrive at Greece’s Ionian islands, this personnel shortage is compounded by the difficulty of moving people from island to island.The situation in Kos is made more difficult by the anti-migrant attitude of its mayor, George Kiritsis. He opposed creating a reception center and providing relief to the refugees since their presence interferes with the tourist trade.The PAME trade union confederation in Greece, which represents workers on Kos and other nearby islands, released a statement in Greek, English and French on Aug. 12.The PAME statement said in part: “The problems created by the staying of migrants in open areas without the minimum hygiene measures, causes justifiable concern among the residents. …“You cannot blame the migrants who were ‘uprooted’ from their countries and their homes to save their lives and seek their future in another country, and not blame the imperialists who are setting up wars and conflicts in the world, sowing poverty and misery, which eventually prevent the migrants from reaching their destination.”Besides confronting the austerity imposed on the Greek people by the German and other European imperialists, the union federation is expressing solidarity with the refugees fleeing imperialist-inspired violence in their home countries.Most of the refugees on Kos and throughout Greece are from Syria. Since the imperialist-inspired campaign to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, 2 million Syrians have been displaced and are living in Turkey, where they are not allowed to work or attend school. There are also significant numbers of refugees in Turkey from Afghanistan and Pakistan.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Madhya Pradesh State Legal Services Authority Assists Walking Migrants At 100% Grievance Resolution Rate [Read Report]

first_imgNews UpdatesMadhya Pradesh State Legal Services Authority Assists Walking Migrants At 100% Grievance Resolution Rate [Read Report] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 May 2020 12:24 AMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh State Legal Services Authority has been working round the clock to ensure that basic living amenities such as clean drinking, dry food articles, medical facilities, etc. are made available to the walking migrants. To this end, the SLSA in coordination with the DLSAs and TLSCs has launched a Help Line No. 15100 and has set up ‘Legal Aid Camps’ with a help desk…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madhya Pradesh State Legal Services Authority has been working round the clock to ensure that basic living amenities such as clean drinking, dry food articles, medical facilities, etc. are made available to the walking migrants. To this end, the SLSA in coordination with the DLSAs and TLSCs has launched a Help Line No. 15100 and has set up ‘Legal Aid Camps’ with a help desk facility at the inter-district and inter-state check posts.Help Desk at Sheopur District Border As of May 23, 2020, within five days of commencement of this initiative, the authority had attended 100% of the 257 grievances received by it, through its Para Legal Volunteers. As per one of the Member Secretaries of the MPSLSA, even the judges across the Sate worked in tandem with the local administration and awareness was created through help desks on the rights of labourers. Pamphlets have been distributed to apprise the labourers about their rights and various welfare measures taken by the Central/ State Governments for their benefits.Awareness pamphlets being distributed through various help desksPertinently, the authority is also ensuring that the migrants are not forced to walk, by providing them access to transport systems. In one such case, the volunteers helped a pregnant woman labour, walking down from Chhattisgarh, to reach her village in the Sagar District of MP.A detailed report on the progress made so far is attached below. Click Here To Download Report Read Report Next Storylast_img read more

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Palaeozoic to Mesozoic polyphase deformation of the Patuxent Range, Pensacola Mountains, Antarctica

first_imgThe Patuxent Range forms the most southerly third of the Pensacola Mountains, East Antarctica. Largely unstudied since the original geological survey work of the 1960s, the Patuxent Range was thought to expose metasediments deformed by a single Precambrian event. However, new structural data collected from two geographically separate areas in the central Patuxent Range reveal the presence of three distinct generations of structures. A synthesis of the regional geology together with new data suggests that the Patuxent Formation was mildly deformed during end Cambrian times as part of the late stage Ross Orogeny. However, the most intense deformation, although poorly constrained in age, probably occurred during the Permo-Triassic Gondwanian Orogeny. A third phase of deformation predates the intrusion of 183 Ma lamprophyre dykes and involved an inferred vertical axis rotation of the pre-existing D-1 and D-2 structures and the localized development of a spaced foliation and mesoscale folding. These D-3 structures may be the first evidence of an Early Jurassic deformation event in the Transantarctic Mountains, which correlates with the Peninsula and Rangitata I orogenies of the Antarctic Peninsula and New Zealand, respectively.last_img read more

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