Category: Pushback and Human Rights Violations
Number of people: 6-11
On Sunday the 21st of March in the afternoon, the Alarm Phone shift team receives a call from a relative, alerting us to a group of six travellers who had crossed the Greek-Turkish land border. At 16.12 CET, we send an email to the responsible authorities as well as UNHCR, informing them about the situation of the travellers, asking for their assistance and that the travellers be brought to a place of safety where they could claim asylum.
Among others, we call the regional center for integrated border management. However, all authorities contacted either refuse to share information or report to know nothing about the distress case.
The next day, however, the brother of the travellers informs us that the group had been pushed back to Turkey.