Unite Against Deportation and Social Exclusion

Nationwide Activists Meeting in Refugee Cities in Germany
Break Deportation Prepar-Tainment Refugees Platform

The VOICE Refugee Forum – A Network of Refugee Community Initiatives in Germany

Break the Deportation DNA Chain: "Refugee Black Box – The irrepressible voice and power of the afflicted" - Beyond the Court rooms!

Human rights abuses and persecutions in Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jawaid: The violent role of religion, nepotism and state corruption

The violent role of religion, nepotism and state corruption: Human rights abuses and persecutions in Pakistan

Greetings and Solidarity from Refugee Political Community Germany to Refugee Protest March in Bavaria

English/French/Deutsch:
Sei realistisch, versuch das Unmögliche! Be realist, look for the impossible! Soyez réaliste, chercher l'impossible! Power to the people - Solidarity meeting from Hamburg by Refugee-Migrants Political community

French/English/Deutsch:
"Nous venons chez vous" - La communauté des réfugiés a besoin de vous!
„Wir kommen zu euch“ - Die Flüchtlings-Community braucht euch!
"We are are coming to you" - The refugee community needs you!
Review on Break Deportation Culture – Deportation is criminal and we fight to stop it!

Hamburg: "We are coming to you" – The refugee community needs you!

The Political MOVEMENT - Appeal to Refugee Communities for Solidarity Network in Germany and Europe
Please join us for a life decided by our quest for a free society, equality and human dignity.

No Refugee is Criminal - Deportation is Collective Crime and Corruption

In Solidarity with North African Deportees and Victims of Deportation from Germany.

Appeal for Refugee Community Network from: Konradsreuth – Bayern

Moneer and Nadja's Struggles and Solidirity with the refugee community in Thuringia: - Statements by Moneer Alkadri und Nadia Ghnim from Syria: Demand for official transfer to Jena and payment of social allowance by State of Thuringia and Flüchtlinge aus dem Camp-Streik untersuchen die Zustände in Suhl

Zu Moneers und Nadias Kämpfen und zur Solidarität mit der Flüchtlingscommunity in Thüringen:
- Statements von Moneer Al Kadri und Nadia Ghnim aus Syrien: Forderung nach offizieller Umverteilung nach Jena und nach Zahlung von Sozialleistungen durch den Staat Thüringen und zur Flüchtlinge aus dem Camp-Streik untersuchen die Zustände in Suhl

Miloud Lahmar Cherif von Beleidigungsvorwurf gegen rassistisch kontrollierende Bundespolizisten freigesprochen

Meine Stellungnahme zu den Anschuldigungen der Bundespolizei
- Miloud Lahmar Cherif, The VOICE Refugee Forum

My statement on the federal police's charges against me on racist control
- Miloud Lahmar Cherif

Petition gegen den Abschiebeterror an der Familie Arsič - Breitenworbis Flüchtlingslager in Thueringen

Erfurt Declaration of Radmila Anić concerning her menace in Serbia
Erfurt: Erklärung von Radmila Anić zu ihrer Bedrohung in Serbien

The VOICE Refugee Forum Germany:
The Refugee: Base on Our History 1994 to 2014
Call for a Coordinated Regional Community Assembly
Reward 2015: The refugee political resources in Germany

O-platz Berlin Bus Tour 2015

English German French
Refugee Manifestation For Freedom and Liberty in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, 16.04.2015
Stop Abuse! Legalize the so Called “tolerated refugees in Germany! Stop Destroying Refugees' Perspectives! With Guests Speakers from Schwäebish Gmünd

Civil Disobedience - Protest Tour Against Residenzplcht
Grassroots movement and resistance of refugee activists from Schwaebisch Gmuend against residenzpflicht imprisonment

Residenzpflicht bedeutet weiterhin Apartheid”
Weiter Protest gegen Erzwingungshaft für Flüchtlingsaktiviste
Ziviler Ungehorsam gegen Strafverfolgung bzgl Residenzpflicht
27.02.2015: Staement
02.03.2015: The VOICE Refugee Forum zur Flüchtlingsdemonstration gegen Residenzpflicht in Schwäbisch Gmünd
07.03.2015: Erklärung
English:
“Residenzpflicht still means Apartheid” - “Lager still means elimination”
25.02.2015: Staement
02.03.2015: The VOICE Refugee Forum on The Refugee Demonstration against Residenzpflicht in Schwaebisch Gmünd - Campaign for Freedom and liberty
07.03.2015: Declaration by Schwäbisch Gmünd Refugee Activists

Videos:
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Refugee Tour
Solidarity Call for Civil Disobedience from Refugee Initiative Schwäbisch Gmünd
Wuppertal 23.03., Hamburg und Erfurt 24.03., Kiel 25.03., Bremen 26.03., Berlin 27.03.15,. Konstanz 01.04., Schwäbisch Gmd 06.04.15, Lutherstadt Wittenberg 16.04.2015

Breaking the isolation culture – We are isolated from the refugee communities!

Keep On - Close down Breitenworbis refugee isolation camp in Thüringen


Here is the .Radio report and Interview of Mbolo Yufanyi on the 20yrs. The VOICE Refugee Forum

Deportation is the Last Ring of Slavery Chain - Break the Culture of Deportaion, Isolation, Elimination.
Refugee Political Worshops and Media: 20years of Refugee Resistance in Anniversary of 20years.The VOICE Refugee Forum in Germany

20yrs.The VOICE Refugee Forum:
Faltblatt - Flyers in English / Deutsch / French / Arabic
The Call for Donation:
Everyone 20€ --- Dein Geburtstagsgeschenk für 20 Jahre The VOICE Refugee Forum


Review and invitation: Preparatory meetings on of The VOICE Refugee 20yrs. Anniversary in Jena

Deutsch:
Rückblick und Einladung: Die Vorbereitungstreffen zum 20. Jahrestag von The VOICE Refugee Forum in Jena
20. Jubiläum von The VOICE Refugee Forum - 20 Jahre Widerstand von Flüchtlingen in Deutschland

Brutal Police Murder in Germany
Oury Jalloh -Das War Mord / He Was Murdered in Police Cell 5 Dessau:
Innenansichten vor BGH Urteil - Statement Moctar Bah

Revisionsentscheidung des BGH im Fall Oury Jalloh vom 17.08.2014:
Conakry (Guinea): Visum für Bruder des toten Oury Jallohs trotz Einladung durch den BGH verweigert
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Text in Deutsch:
Pressemitteilung GBA zum Todesfall Oury Jalloh - Gegenvorstellung von Thomas Ndindah gegen den OStA beim BGH Dr. Matthias Krauß
Im Todesfall Oury Jalloh: Thomas Ndindah vs GBA am BGH - Bezug: Ihr Antwortschreiben vom 11. Februar 2014 – AZ 2 APR 308/13-5

Spread the Solidarity - United we speak out for freedom of movement
The VOICE Refugee Forum on Archives of our 10years Anniversary in October, 2004 in Berlin:
As we approach the 20th Anniversary of Refugee Resistance this year in October, we will be spreading the documented texts and impressions from our Archives on Residenzpflicht campaign and the struggles to speak out for freedom of movement

Deportation is Torture and Murder - Stop Police Brutality against Refugees and Activists: - PM The VOICE Refugee Forum - First anniversary of our protest inside and outside of the Nigerian Embassy in 2012

STOP COLONIAL INJUSTICE – STOP DESTROYING OUR COUNTRIES
STOP KILLING REFUGEES – ABOLISH FRONTEX:

FOR THE RIGHTS OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS IN GERMANY AND EUROPE

We stand together to reclaim the power of human dignity and solidarity against the state repression of refugees in Germany

Refugee Protest Actions - United Against Colonial Injustice

Mass murder in Lampedusa: Shame on EU! Refugee Protest in Rome, 10.October, 2013

The VOICE Refugee Forum - Guideline to Refugee Protest Strike in Eisenberg Reception Camp

Roma Initiative Thüringen: Report of Action Days July 25th – 27th in Jena and Eisenberg

Panel Roma ( Refugee Tribunal )

Streik der Flüchtlinge in der Thüringer Landesaufnahmestelle in Eisenberg für u.a. Flüchtlinge vom 30.07.2013.
VideoDoc: Erste Streik der Flüchtlinge in der LAST Eisenberg

25 - 27. 07 in Jena: ROMENGO DROM – The WAY OF ROMA PEOPLE
Demonstration in Jena - Stop the Deportation of Roma

Bad Mergentheim and Külsheim Refugees Protest in Stuttgart


Liberation Bus Tour in Bad Mergentheim - Refugee Strike in Stuttgart The VOICE Refugee Forum Network Video Channel

The Lager Watch Group on Eisenhüttenstadt - Stop Deportation Factory!

BREAK ISOLATION!
pdf: ABOLISH ALL LAGERS! - STOP DEPORTATION! Refugees of Eisenhüttenstadt!

LIBERATION BUS TOUR – FINALER AKTIONSTAG IN STUTTGART

08.6. Demo for Lampedusa in HH. District Office Hamburg-Mitte prevents the construction of tents with the help of police force

Bundesweite Kampagne und Netzwerk Bericht über Aktivitäten und Unterstützungsaufruf

Refugees gestoppt auf dem Weg zu Blockupy / Refugees stopped on their way to Blockupy.

Everywhere in these isolation-camps people lack their basic human rights - Break Isolation Strike Tour in Niedersachsen

"Lampedusa in Hamburg":
Bezirksamt Hamburg Mitte verhindert mit Polizeikräften Zeltaufbau für obdachlose Flüchtlinge

Video Refugee Testimony: More than 20 years in Isolation Camp Brandenburg - Germany

Miloud L. Cherif - Video Collection on Campaign for Civil disobedience against "Residenzpflicht" Refugee Movement Restriction
English: Take Urgent Action! FAX- Campaign against Residenzpflicht and political persecution of Miloud L. Cherif
Deutsch: Fax-Kampagne gegen Residenzpflicht und die politische Verfolgung von Miloud L. Cherif

Aktion am Hauptbahnhof Erfurt; 22.5. um 15 Uhr Residenzpflicht abschaffen – Rassistische Polizeikontrollen stoppen! Freiheit für Miloud L Cherif und alle anderen!

Video Collection of Refugee Testimony and Appeals from Liberation Bus

Break Isolation - Refugee Strike in Germany
26.April till 08.June 2013
New Videos and Reports on Refugee Refugee Liberation Bus Tour in Baden Württemberg and Schwaben Bayern 26th of April till 8th of June in Stuttgart.

Niedersachsen Refugee Liberation Bus Tour (16 – 22 of May 2013) Break Isolation Refugee Strike

Aufruf zur öffentlichen Prozessbeobachtung im Asylverfahren von Salomon Wantchoucou

2nd Declaration and Call for serious conversations "Lampedusa in Hamburg"
„Lampedusa in Berlin, Hamburg and Bielefeld”

The Criminality of the European Authorities - Interview with Affo Tchassei
„Wir sind hier und gehen nicht zurück“
Protest im UNCHR Berlin
„We are here and we don’t go back!” - “Nous somme ici et nous ne retournerons pas!”

Break Isolation Strike in Refugee Lagers - camps

PRENZLAU: Protest against racist attacks of Refugees

Refugee Liberation Bus Tour in Baden Württemberg and Schwaben Bayern
Schließt euch uns an und unterstützt die Refugee Liberation Bus Tour in Baden-Württemberg und Bayern!

Join us to support the Refugee Liberation Bus Tour in Baden-Württemberg and Bayern

Update News:
Polizei schikaniert die Refugees Liberation Bus Tour: Offene Protestnote an die Grün-Rote Landesregierung von Baden-Württemberg

Demonstration - Samstag, 18. Mai 2013, 16 Uhr, Willy Brandt-Platz:
für ein Ende rassistischer Polizeigewalt und gegen institutionellen Rassismus
In Erinnerung an Christy Schwundeck – Getötet durch die Polizei in Frankfurt/Main

OUR RIGHTS TO EXIST AS FREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CRIMINALIZED BEFORE OUR NAMES ARE KNOWN: WE WILL FIGHT BACK UNTIL WHEN WE TAKE BACK THE POWER OF SOLIDARITY TO BREAK OPEN THE PRISON GATES FOR THE VICTIMS OF RACIST PERSECUTION IN GERMANY.

Action in Thüringen

On the Move! “Break Isolation Strike”
Refugee liberation strike action in Heidenheim Baden Württemberg 29th April 2013
Refugee Demonstration and liberation Bus Tour 2013 Refugees Liberation Bus Tour Video reports by Crosspoint

"Enough is enough" - refugees in Wolfsburg raise their voice
Bericht vom Demonstration am 27.04.2013 in Wolfsburg Break Isolation Solidarity Act - “Genug ist genug”

Polizei kriminalisiert Treffen in Thüringer Flüchtlingsheimen und belagert das Grünowski

BREAK ISOLATION and Solidarity Act in Thueringen: Jena, Greiz, Gerstungen, Waltershausen und Erfurt

Unterstützt die Faxkampagne - Offener Brief der Frauen aus dem Isolationslager Breitenworbis

Thousands of balloons - World Wide Roma Day

Am 8. April war der internationale Tag der Roma, um für die Rechte der Roma zu kämpfen und auf die Situation der Roma aufmerksam zu machen! - Gegen die Ausgrenzung und Isolation von Flüchtlingen in Lagern - Solidarität mit der "Break Isolation" Bewegung!

Pressemitteilung von Miloud Lahmar Cherif zur Situation seiner Familie in Deutschland

Break Isolation Conference and Solidarity Act 2013
*April 2013 in 7 Regionen Deutschlands – Göttingen 08-09.04., Essen - NRW 09.04., Berlin and Prenzlau 08-13.04., Frankfurt 10-11.04. (Kundgebung im Containerlager Oberursel 11.04.), Hamburg 13.04., Bielefeld 16.04., Trier 20.40 Jena / Thueringen , 22-26.04.

English:
We are at a crucial turning point to make refugee isolation lager HISTORY in Germany.

Break Isolation Conference and Solidarity Act 2013 - Input by The VOICE Refugee Forum

Deutsch:
Break Isolation Conference und Solidarity Act 2013 - Input von The VOICE Refugee Forum

Thousands of balloons - 8. April 2013 for World Wide Roma Movement
Gegen die Ausgrenzung und Isolation von Flüchtlingen in Lagern - Solidarität mit der "Break Isolation" Bewegung!

Refugee Workshop in Berlin Protestcamp

Choucha Camp Refugee Protest in Tunisia - Sit-in migrants de Choucha Tunis - Break the isolation! Solidarity with Fighting Refugees Camp in Choucha / Tunisia

Interviews in English and French:

Break Isolation of Refugees - Karawane Festival Speech by Osaren in Jena: Chant down the babylon Germany

We are protesting to close down all Refugee Isolation Lagers in Thueringen:
Refugee lager Camp Protest
Join the ongoing Campaign to Close down:
Isolationslager Breitenworbis
Greiz
Gerstungen isolation
Successfully Closed down refugee lagers in recent years
2012 Isolationslager Zella Mehlis
2011 Ghetto Sömmerda/Gangloffsömmern
2010 Isolationslager Katzhütte!
2009 Isolationslager Gehlberg
2009 Ghetto: Flüchtlingsunterkunft in Apolda - Stobraer straße in Thüringen
2007 Flüchtlingsheims Freienbessingen

Sachsen-Anhalt
Campaign to Close down:
Isolationslager Bitterfeld
Flüchtlingsisolationsheim Marke
Vockerode
Successfully Closed down refugee lager in Sachsen-Anhalt
2012 Isolationslager Möhlau

2011 Ein Überblick: Isolation der Flüchtlingslager in der Nachbarschaft zu brechen - Die Agenda von The VOICE Refugee Forum
An Overview of „The VOICE“ Agenda – Break the Refugee Isolation Camps in the Neighbourhoods
2003 Stop all deportations! Close all detention and deportation centers for refugees and migrants!

Asylbewerber Asylbewerber
Abschiebung Abschiebung
Residenzpflicht Residenzpflicht
Frontex Frontex
Refugee Embassy Refugee Embassy
Colonial Injustice Colonial Injustice
Police Brutality Police Brutality
Isolationslager Isolationslager
BAMF - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge BAMF - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge

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Dossier zu den Morden an Sakine, Fidan und Leyla Morde an den kurdischen Frauenrechtsaktivistinnen Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan und Leyla Şaylemez, die sich am 9. Januar 2013 im Zentrum von Paris ereigneten

Video: Dessau 7.01.2013 - Oury Jalloh Demonstration

Verbrannt in Polizeizelle Nummer fünf Busse nach Dessau (7.1.) zur Erinnerungsdemo für Oury Jalloh

: Abschiebung und Pressekonferenz - Refugee Camp Vienna
Refugee Protest Camps:
Vienna Austria
Berlin Germany

Break Isolation Berlin – Statement of the Refugee Protest Camp at Oranienplatz Berlin
Enough is enough. It's time for resistance!

New Videos Refugee Protest camps: Solidarity from Vienna and Berlin
Endorse the International Statement of Solidaritya from Refugee Protest in Vienn
Wien Press: Votiv-Lager war angemeldet - War Räumung des Protest-Camps illegal? Flüchtlingscamp vor der Votivkirche

Video: Police Vandalism in Wien - Refugee Protest Camp evicted! Polizeiliche Räumung des Refugee Protest Camp in Wien
Video:Refugees on Hunger Strike / Refugees im Hungerstreik

Reboot FM about the : Refugee Tribunal in Berlin (June 13-16.2013)

PM The VOICE Refugee Forum on Oury Jalloh: Magdeburger Strafgerichtskammer verhindert Aufklärung - (k)ein Ende einer Farce

Austine and the Residenzpflicht

"October 12. 2012. On the way from Schwäbisch Gmund (Baden Württenberg) to Berlin, to take part to the Refugee Protest March Demonstration of October 13, Austine, Charles, Chima, Egbo, Henry and Obinna are target of a police racial profiling control in Hof's Station.

Rex Osa’s Testimony by Affidavit for The INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS TRIBUNAL IN MANILA Quezon City, Philippines
The VOICE- Protocol 11.11.12 in Berlin: O&A with Alassane Dicko and Rex Osa on Beyond the borders Conference in Berlin

CARAVAN for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants
Strengthening the unity of refugee struggles against colonial injustice in Germany

Stärkt die Einheit der Flüchtlingskämpfe gegen koloniales Unrecht in Deutschland - Abschlusserklärung des Break Isolation Camp

3Sat mediathek Report: Für mehr Menschenwürde
Flüchtlingsproteste in Deutschland: Die Proteste von Asylbewerbern in Deutschland nehmen zu, insbesondere seit sich ein Asylbewerber in Würzburg Anfang 2012 das Leben genommen hat und zwei iranische Flüchtlinge sich die Münder zugenäht hatten und in Hungerstreik getreten waren. Inzwischen hat sich in acht deutschen Städten eine Protestbewegung von Flüchtlingen...?
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Protest in Suhl: Refugee Rescued With His Cat Exposes “Dangerous And Unlivable” Conditions In German Camp

“It is like a prison here,” said Moner Al Kadri, a refugee from Syria who gained internet fame when pictures of him with his kitten he brought across the Mediterranean on a life raft were posted on Facebook.

Titles of Fotos from Suhl Camp by Moner Al Kadri:

Al Kadri in the camp, Al Kadri lands in Greece with his cat , A protest at the camp. Al Kadri, Zaytouna in a cage at the camp, before Al Kadri lost track of the kitten, untreated foot injury, A baby in the camp with an untreated skin infection.Hallways in building 19, A bathroom in building 19, Interior of Building 20, considered the nicer facility. A protest at the camp, Families in building18, Refugees in line, hoping to get transfer papers.

Link to Fotos and buzzfeed report:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/emaoconnor/refugee-rescued-with-his-cat-exposes-...

A video of the daily protests at the camp. youtube.com / Via youtube.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=rw1-qobS7d0

Refugee Rescued With His Cat Exposes “Dangerous And Unlivable” Conditions In German Camp, Oct. 30, 2015
by Ema O'Connor (BuzzFeed News Reporter),

“It is like a prison here,” said Moner Al Kadri, a refugee from Syria who gained internet fame when pictures of him with his kitten he brought across the Mediterranean on a life raft were posted on Facebook.

In September, the photo of a dead 3-year-old boy who drowned at sea and washed up on the shores of a Turkish resort town shocked the world into paying attention to the Middle East’s refugee crisis. Days later, a more uplifting photo, this time on the shores of Greece, traveled around the globe: a Syrian man who successfully ferried his kitten across the Mediterranean in an inflatable raft.

That was Moner Al Kadri, a former journalist in his mid-twenties with a degree in architectural engineering. He said the last few years have been so terrible, he has a hard time distinguishing one from the other. “When you live in the war, you can’t feel everything in your life,” he said. “You can’t taste your food, feel your connection to other people. You can’t feel the fun things.”

He and his wife were married in Istanbul just before they boarded the raft to Greece with the cat, Zaytouna — “olive” in Arabic. They spent the first month of their marriage traveling all across Europe, but not in the style of most newlyweds.

The couple is now in a large refugee camp in Suhl, a city in eastern Germany’s federal state of Thuringia. The conditions, Al Kadri said, are deplorable. Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans, and other families fleeing Middle East conflicts pad through inches of water to get to the bathroom and receive small food rations, and they are subject to spreading diseases.

“It’s like a prison here,” Al Kadri said over the free texting service WhatsApp.

“When we say complaints they say, ‘If you don’t like it here, go back to Syria,’” he said. “It is so painful when they say that.”

In the past week, hundreds of refugees of all ages have stood outside a building containing the camp managers’ office protesting the conditions, which Al Kadri called “dangerous and unlivable.”

When they first arrived at the camp, their kitten was taken away for tests. Over a month later, they don’t know where Zaytouna ended up.
“They told me they put our little cat in a new place with some German family until we can find a flat here,” Al Kadri told BuzzFeed News. “My wife told me, ‘Let’s pretend we are cats, maybe then they will find a place for us!’”

An official with the German federal government told BuzzFeed News that migration officials are “aware of the conditions” at the camp — but refused to outline what will be done.

The transfer camp, run by the German Red Cross, called the DRK, is estimated by residents to hold about 2,000 people. Hundreds more seem to arrive every day.

A DRK medical worker at the camp, who asked not to be identified out of fear of losing his job, confirmed Al Kadri’s descriptions to BuzzFeed News.

The medical worker called the conditions “unhealthy” and a “bad situation.” There are two doctors for the entire camp, he said, and each of them sees over 30 patients a day.

“It is very hard to control disease here because … [the conditions] are not healthy,” the medical worker said. “So many people have scabies, one child has hepatitis A. … We all think [they] got it from here.”

Many families were quarantined and were delayed transferring out of the camp after being exposed to the contagious infection, the medical worker said.
Al Kadri said he sought medical attention for bones nearly poking through the skin on his two feet. He got the injuries in Syria — he said he was unable to safely reveal how — and was told he had to wait until he was transferred out of the shelter to get treated. That was over a month ago.

“We came to Europe to have justice,” Al Kadri told BuzzFeed News shortly after leaving one of the daily protests. “We ran away from Syria to have real life, to [experience] some humanity.”

The DRK medical worker said he and his colleagues, some of whom work for other aid organizations, are often confused by which families are transferred out of the camp and why.

Families are sometimes moved into private apartments in German towns within a few days — while others wait two or three months, the medical worker said. He and his colleagues have tried to get the management to quickly transfer refugees with grave medical afflictions — one man, the medical worker said, had severe multiple sclerosis and was unable to move. But even after “begging them,” he said, the managers took no action.

He said the managers gave him the same response they gave to Al Kadri: “If they don’t like it, they can go home.”

On Tuesday, 130 residents of the camp showed a signed petition against the camp’s management, obtained by BuzzFeed News, to the local DRK headquarters and local media. Aid workers in the camp who agree with the residents’ complaints told Al Kadri they sent the petition to the local Ministry of Migration and Refugees. The petition alleges “abuses” and says refugees have been told by managers to “go back to Syria,” which, they said, “scares us and makes us think she can send us back.”

It’s unclear to many of the refugees and workers — and, seemingly, officials — which entity actually has ultimate oversight of the camp, especially Buildings 18 and 19, which Al Kardi and the medical official said are in the worst condition. The press officer for the central DRK offices, Alexandra Burck, told BuzzFeed News that her branch of the DRK was not responsible for the Suhl camp and “did not even know about it.”

Burck then said the camp is managed by the local DRK office and Thuringia state officials. A social worker at the DRK office in Suhl, who declined to give her name, told BuzzFeed News that the camp’s manger is Cardulla Zetzmann, who is employed by the DRK.

But Al Kadri said he was told at the camp’s headquarters that the DRK only ran Building 20 — the most livable building in the camp, which also houses administration offices — and the other two buildings were run by other aid organizations. When Al Kadri asked aid workers employed in Buildings 18 and 19, they said the entire camp was overseen by the DRK.

A social worker with the Workers’ Samaritan Federation (ASB), which is responsible for the families and upkeep of Building 18, told BuzzFeed News that the DRK managers have taken over all administrative decisions at the camp.
“Three or four weeks ago these DRK people showed up and stopped sending us transfer [orders],” said the social worker who asked to remain anonymous so as “not to cause trouble” in his job.

He told BuzzFeed News that the DRK administrators are normally supposed to listen to their suggestions about who should be transferred to private apartments — usually based on medical conditions, the size of the family, and the amount of time they’ve been in the camp — but in the past month or so, DRK been deciding on their own.

“People are only supposed to [live] here for a week” or so, he said, but recently many of the migrants have been staying in the overcrowded camps for up to 50 days, while others leave within two or three days.
Another spokesperson for the central DRK, Dieter Schütz; representatives in Germany’s ministry of migration; Cardulla Zetzmann; and other workers in the Suhl DRK office did not respond to or refused multiple requests for comment.

Days after moving in, Al Kadri and his wife said security physically pushed them out of Building 20. They were told it was because the building was only for single men, but Al Kadri said he had seen a number of other families staying there. He told BuzzFeed News that he was not sure why they would not let them say, but that he did notice his wife was the only woman in the building wearing hijab, implying, he said, a bias against her beliefs.
“My wife every day is crying,” he said, “saying, ‘please can we go back to Austria, or the Netherlands, anywhere from here.’ She just wants to take our Zaytouna and go.”

Hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled to Europe this summer. Aid workers and local governments have meanwhile attempted to create accommodations for them wait as their applications for asylum are processed. About 800,000 refugees were expected to cross into Germany by the end of 2015, though German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel recently said that number may end up being over a million.

The camp Al Kadri resides in has seen religious conflict before. In August, a riot reportedly broke out after a group of Muslim refugees attempted to “lynch,” officials said, a 25-year-old Afghan Christian who tore up pages of the Qur’an and tried to flush it down a toilet. Six local police officers were reportedly wounded trying to stop the mob. Also in August, German supporters of a right-wing movement called Thuegida marched through Suhl as part of a campaign against “Islamisation.” Al Kadri said he has been told not to go into the town of Suhl, because they “do not like refugees.”

Since the riot, German police unions have recommended asylum shelters separate the residents by religious or ethnic lines to prevent further clashes. Al Kadri said in the month he’s been there, he hasn’t seen any violence between residents.

Al Kadri said that some security workers and administrators at the camp often asked refugees for money from their government-issued asylum benefit packages in exchange for cell phones, cigarettes, better accommodations, and faster transfers out of the camp into private apartments in the city. Al Kadri said that single men without families to provide for are often better able to produce the money and were given the nicer housing. The ASB social worker said he had heard this takes place but didn’t witness the requests for money. The DRK in Suhl did not respond to BuzzFeed News’ repeated requests for response to these claims.

Al Kadri and his wife were eventually moved into a building with smaller rooms that mostly housed families — usually with around five to seven people to a room and many young children, the DRK medical worker confirmed. There, they found the hallways and bathrooms were wet and dirty most of the time and were cleaned once or twice a week despite being used by hundreds of people every day.

They ate the same food almost every day for over a month, “it’s some kind of spaghetti and some kind of potato and thin, white sausage,” Al Kadri said. “We have breakfast at 8 a.m., lunch at 12 p.m., and dinner at 5 p.m., then we do not eat for 15 hours — even the babies.” There is a food market in the town, he added, but it is nearly an hour’s walk away in the now-cold German fall.

As he grew more exasperated, Al Kadri began taking photographs and attempting to contact humanitarian organizations. One night, during a protest, security guards noticed him filming, told him to put his camera away, and threatened to confiscate his phone and call the police. They then took his resident ID card and wrote in German that he was banned from entering Building 20. He said he caught part of the interaction in this video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLdtZejuDH0&feature=youtu.be

Some camp workers support Al Kadri’s attempts to expose the conditions. Many workers — most of whom, he said, did not work for the DRK — whispered apologies to him and the other residents. One of the social workers, he said, came to his room one night, crying over how the refugees live and the way they are treated. Al Kadri said the worker thanked him for his attempts to expose the camp conditions.

“I don’t know why the social [workers] are so afraid of the management here; they keep telling me they wish they could do something but they tried and it made no difference,” he said.
On Tuesday morning, after the complaint was filed, there seemed to be the beginnings of change.
As the camp residents walked to Building 20 for their daily protest, they noticed police vans around the area. Al Kadri said some of the social workers told them the police were there to keep the peace, but, he said, many refugees don’t trust officials.
“Anyone in uniform we feel is there only to arrest or kill us,” Al Kadri said, and many of the protesters began to retreat.
Then a camera crew for ZDF, a local news station, showed up.

“The management [immediately] turned around and went back inside. … When I found the journalists, they were surrounded by hundreds of people” talking about the conditions, Al Kadri said.

Once the camera crew left, Al Kadri said, the management came out and distributed to refugees about 55 transfer papers to other camps or apartments. Many went to the families who had been quarantined and unable to transfer due to hepatitis A exposure.

The following morning, some of the social workers who had been helping Al Kadri discreetly put him and his wife in a car and drove them to the Suhl DRK headquarters to meet with the director there, a woman he said was called Frau Rathke.

They spoke through a translator, as she barely spoke English, he said. He listed the complaints, showed her pictures of the conditions, and showed her the petition signed by hundreds of residents.

In response, he said, she repeatedly told him, “No I don’t think this is right,” or “Mrs. Zetzmann is a very nice woman; she would not do this.”
Al Kadri said Rathke agreed to send inspectors from the DRK to the camp early next week to investigate his complaints. The DRK office in Suhl did not respond to multiple requests for comment about this.

The workers at the office also offered Al Kadri and his wife a transfer to another camp or private home. He declined.

“They know me and my wife because of the cat; they want to move me because I am causing problems,” he told BuzzFeed News after leaving the meeting. “But this is not only my problem. I will stay until all these people get out of this camp, then we will take Zaytouna, and we will go.”

A video of the daily protests at the camp. youtube.com / Via youtube.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=rw1-qobS7d0

Titles of Fotos from Suhl Camp by Moner Al Kadri:
Al Kadri in the camp, Al Kadri lands in Greece with his cat , A protest at the camp. Al Kadri, Zaytouna in a cage at the camp, before Al Kadri lost track of the kitten, untreated foot injury, A baby in the camp with an untreated skin infection.Hallways in building 19, A bathroom in building 19, Moner Al Kadri, Interior of Building 20, considered the nicer facility. Moner Al Kadri A protest at the camp, Families in building18, Refugees in line, hoping to get transfer papers.

Link to Fotos and buzzfeed report:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/emaoconnor/refugee-rescued-with-his-cat-exposes-...

Suhl-refugee-petition
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2490026-suhl-refugee-petition.html

This Syrian Family Brought Their Kitten All The Way To Greece On A Boat
Welcome to Greece, Zaytouna the cat!
Sept. 11, 2015, by Ema O'Connor

Everyone, meet Zaytouna the cat, who joined the thousands of Syrians fleeing their war-torn country to make the perilous crossing across the Mediterranean to reach Europe.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/emaoconnor/olive-comes-home#.bb5XZp86v6

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