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August 2022- Monthly Report on Border Violence in the Balkan Region


Dear all,

In August, the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) shared 13 testimonies of pushbacks impacting 354 people-on-the-move (POM) across the Balkans and Greece. This report brings together first-hand testimonies from a range of countries in the region to look at the way European Union states and other actors are affecting systemic violence towards people crossing borders.

BVMN is a network of watchdog organisations active in Greece and the Western Balkans including No Name Kitchen, Rigardu, Are You Syrious, Mobile InfoTeam, Push-back Alarm Austria, InfoKolpa, Centre for Peace Studies, BlindSpots, Mare Liberum, and Collective Aid.

The network

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As a network comprised of grassroots organisations active in Greece and the Western Balkans, this report was produced via a joint-effort between Are You Syrious, Mobile Info Team, No Name Kitchen, Rigardu, Blindspots!, InfoKolpa, Centre for Peace Studies, Re:ports Sarajevo, Mare Liberum, Collective Aid.

The report analyses

  • Updates from Piazza Libertà, Trieste
  • Changes in tactics of Croatian police
  • Resistance in Eleonas Camp
  • Increases in police violence in Belgrade against people-on-the-move
AUG MONTHLY REPORT COVER

Older reports:

Balkan Regional Report - July 2022

In July, the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) shared 18 testimonies of pushbacks impacting 273 people-on-the-move (POM) across the Balkans and Greece. This report brings together first-hand testimonies from a range of countries in the region to look at the way European Union states and other actors are affecting systemic violence towards people crossing borders...Read more
july monthly report cover

Balkan Regional Report - June 2022

June Report Cover
In June, the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) shared 14 testimonies of pushbacks impacting 676 people-on-the-move (POM) across the Balkans and Greece. This report brings together first-hand testimonies from a range of countries in the region to look at the way European Union states and other actors are affecting systemic violence towards people crossing borders... Read more
Please do not hesitate to respond with any feedback, questions, or concerns related to this report.

All the best,

The Border Violence Monitoring Network
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