Categoriearchief: Fort Europa

Een rots in de nacht……….

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Een rots in de nacht …….uitnodigend

Acryl op papier,2014

Kaliakra-Cape-fortress

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Fort Europa

Humoristische kritiek op de immigrantencrisis langs de Spaans-Marokkaanse grens bij Ceuta en Melilla

Met de term Fort Europa verwijzen critici naar de conservatieve houding van Europese politici tegenover economische migranten en niet Europese Unie-landen in het algemeen. De term ispejoratiefbedoeld en critici gebruiken hem om te verwijzen naar de strenge wetgeving omtrent migratie, alsook de strenge bewaking van grenzen. De term kan ook verwijzen naar de houding van Europa in deglobalisering van de wereldeconomie.

Symbolisch wordt het “Fort Europa” veelal in beeld gebracht als het ijzeren hek dat staat opgesteld langs de Spaans-Marokkaanse grens in Ceuta.

Bron: Wikipedia

We are hungry

 

we are hungry
we are hungry

Uit de serie: Fort Europa : we are hungry

Acryl op papier,  2015

We Must Save the Children of Syria

The war in Syria should not be viewed in terms of a distant, complex political issue. It is an immediate and very human catastrophe; the biggest one facing the world today. These are our children. And they are dying. Where is the outrage?
By Desmond Tutu

 

Noor – not her real name – is a heavily pregnant 22 year old Syrian with an air of relief about her. Just two weeks ago she arrived, hungry and exhausted, to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, with her three children in tow.

Hunger finally did what continuous violence hadn’t so far and forced the family from their home because there simply was no more food to be had. They trudged for five nights to escape their homeland, afraid to travel during the day for fear of shelling.

Noor carefully holds her baby in the camp, Yazan (also not his real name), who is thin. Too thin. Diagnosed with severe calcium deficiency, Yazan has yet to develop any teeth – despite being over a year old.

Since the war started in Syria, the country has slowly disintegrated. More than one-third of hospitals have been destroyed, according to the World Health Organisation. According to Save the Children, 3,900 schools have been destroyed, damaged or are occupied for non-educational purposes since the start of the conflict.

Syria today is no place for a child and, outrageously, over one million have already been forced to flee with their families to camps and host communities in neighbouring countries. Those are the lucky ones: for thousands upon thousands have already been killed. Where is the outrage?

And every child forced out of education, or forced to flee, or whose development is stunted like little Yazan’s because of this conflict is a thorn in our collective conscience. The international community is not only failing to bring a peaceful end to this conflict but we are compounding that failure by neglecting to address its dreadful consequences. In our failure to ensure that people in Syria are getting the food and basic supplies they need, we condemn children to hunger on top of the horrors of war.

Families trapped inside Syria are today witnessing some of the worst violence yet seen in the two-and-a-half year conflict. Whole families cannot get access to the aid they desperately need and when their voices are heard they tell of a desperate struggle to survive, living under bombardment, the threat of violence and ever dwindling supplies as the war chokes Syrian cities.

The situation is bleak for families trying to feed their children. Save the Children this week releases a report that shows how a lack of food combined with soaring prices is exposing the children of Syria to a serious risk of malnutrition. Until recently a food exporter, now four million Syrians – half of them children – are in need of emergency food assistance. As the destruction continues, this number will grow: children who three years ago could rely on with three healthy meals a day will now go to bed hungry, afraid, and all too aware that they have been abandoned by the world outside. There are already cases of children dying in Syria because they couldn’t get enough food or medical support. Where is the outrage?

Even where there is food available, Syrians face an appalling choice: slide into hunger or put themselves in the line of fire. There are widespread reports of people being targeted while queuing for bread. Imagine it: hungry, desperate and under fire.

At the United Nations General Assembly this week, our leaders must recognise the human cost of this war. They must recognise the need to use their global platform to bring the world’s attention to this crisis and get agreement for life-saving aid to get to all those in need throughout Syria. They must recognise our outrage over how thousands of our bright and innocent children are being flung into the chasm of human hatred.

In Syria, they have an old saying: a narrow place can contain a thousand friends. The children of Syria are in a narrow, dark place. We must be their friends. We must get them help. And we must end this war.

Desmond Tutu is Archbishop emeritus of Cape Town.

From :

http://www.savethechildren.nl/kinderen/we-must-save-the-children-of-syria/

Welkom en nu inburgeren

 

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Welkom en nu in inburgeren !!

Uit de serie: Fort Europa : welkom en inburgeren

Acryl op papier,  2015

REFUGEES

Amnesty International slams EU migrant policy in ‘Fortress Europe’ report

In a new report, Amnesty International has said EU policy puts refugees and migrants at risk by preventing them from seeking asylum. The organization said this pushes refugees to take perilous risks to reach Europe.

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The report ” The human cost of Fortress Europe” released by Amnesty International on Wednesday is critical of European Union policy that Amnesty says emphasizes a marginally-effective effort to seal the borders to Europe rather than providing support for asylum seekers.

“The effectiveness of EU measures to stem the flow of irregular migrants and refugees is, at best, questionable,” said John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia director at Amnesty, in a statement. “Meanwhile, the cost in human lives and misery is incalculable and is being paid by some of the world’s most vulnerable people.”

Refugees from Africa

Amnesty International says about half of refugees arriving irregularly in the EU come from Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan and Somalia, “countries torn by conflict and wide spread human rights abuses,” the group said.

Many of these refugees head for the Italian island of Lampedusa, which has seen a number of shipwrecks of unstable refugee boats that have cost hundreds of people their lives.

Reports of “push backs” – refugees that are simply turned around and sent back upon reaching the EU – are also part of Amnesty’s report.

“Refugees must be provided with more ways to enter the EU safely and legally so that they are not forced to embark on perilous journeys in the first place,” Dalhuisen said.

Mara Nostrum

On Tuesday, EU interior ministers met in Milan to discuss refugee migration to Europe. The location was fitting: Italy shoulders much of the burden in Europe of rescuing refugees who run into trouble during dangerous boat journeys to Europe from northern Africa, often in the hands of people smugglers.

At the meeting, Italy called on the EU’s border protection agency Frontex to take over the Italian naval mission, Mara Nostrum (Our Sea), which patrols for refugee boats in the Mediterranean and costs around 9 million euros ($12.28 million) a month.

The EU’s Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said Frontex was too small to completely take over Mara Nostrum, but said “we must open legal routes to allow refugees to come to the European Union, otherwise they resort to illegal immigration channels.”

Sharing the burden of managing refugees that arrive via boat to Italy and other Mediterranean nations is a contentious issue. Some countries such as Germany which end up hosting refugees feel they do their duty, claiming a country like Italy is content to pass the refugees on to another EU nation.

Italy on the other hand is eager for the rest of the EU to pitch in when it comes to monitoring the Mediterranean for refugees.

According to the UN’s refugee agency, a record 63,000 refugees have arrived by boat on Italian shores this year already. The previous record was 62,000 refugees in all of 2011.

mz/ipj (AFP, Reuters, dpa)

 

Europe: een brug te ver ??

Een brug te ver ??

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Europe : een brug te ver ?

Uit de serie: Fort Europa : een brug te ver

Acryl op papier,  2015

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    The Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, has called on the EU to take responsibility for rescuing migrants attempting the sea crossing, and on the UN to help curb the flow of refugees from Libya.

    Just pay the smugglers somewhat less not to take them and interdict on the high seas those criminals who set out anyway.

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    Why are we wringing hands over this? Many readers would’ve preferred these people be deported ASAP – or actually never even allowed to land on EU soil – so why get upset that they were neutralized on the high seas?

    People who can afford to pay upwards of $1300 to be smuggled into EU are already doing pretty well or have access to pooled cash from family friends. But they love our EU so much they’re not willing to respect immigration law and try to come here legally.

    Not my fault you were born Sudanese…

Er staat een hek om ….. en nu ?

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Er staat een hek om ……en nu ?? 

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Er staat een hek om ….. en nu ?

Acryl op papier, 2014

Fort Europa

Humoristische kritiek op de immigrantencrisis langs de Spaans-Marokkaanse grens bij Ceuta en Melilla

Met de term Fort Europa verwijzen critici naar de conservatieve houding van Europese politici tegenover economische migranten en niet Europese Unie-landen in het algemeen. De term ispejoratiefbedoeld en critici gebruiken hem om te verwijzen naar de strenge wetgeving omtrent migratie, alsook de strenge bewaking van grenzen. De term kan ook verwijzen naar de houding van Europa in deglobalisering van de wereldeconomie.

Symbolisch wordt het “Fort Europa” veelal in beeld gebracht als het ijzeren hek dat staat opgesteld langs de Spaans-Marokkaanse grens in Ceuta.

Bron: Wikipedia

We zullen het bestormen……..

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We zullen het bestormen

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We zullen het bestormen……..

Acryl op papier, 2014

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Fort Europa

Humoristische kritiek op de immigrantencrisis langs de Spaans-Marokkaanse grens bij Ceuta en Melilla

Met de term Fort Europa verwijzen critici naar de conservatieve houding van Europese politici tegenover economische migranten en niet Europese Unie-landen in het algemeen. De term ispejoratiefbedoeld en critici gebruiken hem om te verwijzen naar de strenge wetgeving omtrent migratie, alsook de strenge bewaking van grenzen. De term kan ook verwijzen naar de houding van Europa in deglobalisering van de wereldeconomie.

Symbolisch wordt het “Fort Europa” veelal in beeld gebracht als het ijzeren hek dat staat opgesteld langs de Spaans-Marokkaanse grens in Ceuta.

Bron: Wikipedia

Daar is het

Daar is het…….en nu er nog komen

 

Daar is het.. nu er nog komen

 

 

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Daar is het

Acryl op papier,  2013

 

 

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Hier : een echt fort om de grenzen te bewaken

Fort Europa

Humoristische kritiek op de immigrantencrisis langs de Spaans-Marokkaanse grens bij Ceuta en Melilla

Met de term Fort Europa verwijzen critici naar de conservatieve houding van Europese politici tegenover economische migranten en niet Europese Unie-landen in het algemeen. De term ispejoratiefbedoeld en critici gebruiken hem om te verwijzen naar de strenge wetgeving omtrent migratie, alsook de strenge bewaking van grenzen. De term kan ook verwijzen naar de houding van Europa in deglobalisering van de wereldeconomie.

Symbolisch wordt het “Fort Europa” veelal in beeld gebracht als het ijzeren hek dat staat opgesteld langs de Spaans-Marokkaanse grens in Ceuta.

Bron: Wikipedia

 

Het veelbelovend continent

het veelbelovend continent
het veelbelovend continent

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Het veelbelovend continent

Acryl op papier

2014

Fort Europa

Humoristische kritiek op de immigrantencrisis langs de Spaans-Marokkaanse grens bij Ceuta en Melilla

Met de term Fort Europa verwijzen critici naar de conservatieve houding van Europese politici tegenover economische migranten en niet Europese Unie-landen in het algemeen. De term is pejoratiefbedoeld en critici gebruiken hem om te verwijzen naar de strenge wetgeving omtrent migratie, alsook de strenge bewaking van grenzen. De term kan ook verwijzen naar de houding van Europa in deglobalisering van de wereldeconomie.

Symbolisch wordt het “Fort Europa” veelal in beeld gebracht als het ijzeren hek dat staat opgesteld langs de Spaans-Marokkaanse grens in Ceuta.

Bron: Wikipedia