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Katy Fallon
✏️ journalist focussed on migration & Greece; katyfallonjourno(at)gmail(dot)com
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Bruno Tersago 8h
Record 1,547 new cases [52 incoming travellers] total 34,299 10 new deaths today, total 603 Record 108 intubated 280 discharged from ICU 1,718,450 tests (20,123 in past 24 hrs) 61,784 Rapid Ag tests (4,128 in past 24 hours)
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Rachel Kennedy 10h
BBC Persian has identified the 4 members of the family who died and the baby who is missing, after their boat sank in the Channel yesterday. Rasoul Iran-Nejad, 35, Shiva Mohammad Panahi 35, Anita 9, Armin 6 and Artin, 15 months old.
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Katy Fallon 9h
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7th. People are drowning in the English channel. If you're going to buy into the whole "Great Britain" narrative then maybe it's worth reflecting on whether that really shows the UK as the "great" country so many trolls talk about.
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Katy Fallon 9h
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6th. People get in boats largely because they are seeking the safety they have not found so far or are hoping to join family. Just because you've been to France doesn't mean you know what it's like to live there as an asylum seeker.
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Katy Fallon 9h
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5th. Don't diminish people's desperation to being a convenient lifestyle choice. I guarantee you no one wants to die under a lorry or in the English channel.
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Katy Fallon 9h
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4th. If you've been to Calais and met with people there you can understand the journeys people have taken and why they believe there is no other choice but to get under a lorry/get on a boat and who have not felt safe in France or elsewhere or desperately want to join family.
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Katy Fallon 9h
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3rd. The idea that the whole world wants to seek asylum in the UK is absurd and so self-congratulatory it's nauseating. Only a fraction of asylum seekers in Europe try to reach the UK. The numbers who try to cross the channel are tiny compared to those who stay in France.
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Katy Fallon 9h
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2nd. UK may have grounds to return people under Dublin but Dublin also lays out grounds in which a person should not be return i.e. if they have family in UK. That's why some ppl are granted asylum in UK even if they've been in another EU country.
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Katy Fallon 9h
I don't usually engage w/ trolls but here goes. 1st. The Dublin Regulation *doesn't* say ppl have to seek asylum in France. The UK is a signatory to the Geneva Convention, which gives ppl a right to seek asylum in UK even if they passed thru "safe country" such as France.
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Giorgos Christides 10h
Some good news from Brussels and Since asylum seeker pushbacks are commonplace at several European borders -sometimes with Greece itself at the receiving end- hopefully the agenda does not focus only in the Aegean
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Katy Fallon 11h
. tweets that she’s asked to convene an urgent extraordinary meeting re Management Board meeting & reports of pushbacks in Greece.
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Katy Fallon 11h
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Katy Fallon 11h
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The guardian report here:
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Katy Fallon 11h
"Border agency Frontex accused by campaigners and MEPs of evading its responsibilities towards people in distress" Hot on heels of investigation by , , etc. & report in on Frontex involvement in pushbacks.
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Franziska Grillmeier 14h
While .0 was built after , many humanitarian organizations were divided whether to work inside or not. How violent does the humanitarian space become to the population it tries to support, if every action has to align with governing security apparatus?
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Alf Dubs Oct 27
Today's tragic loss of life in the Channel, involving children, is heartbreaking. These deaths are a result of the increasing desperation of refugees as their legal routes to safety close. Without legal routes their journeys are dangerous and traffickers are the only winners.
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Katy Fallon Oct 27
Four people drowned in the British channel including two children. These drownings were not really due to the weather, the boat, the lack of life vests. They came from U.K. asylum policy which denies safe & legal asylum routes.
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Emma Beals Oct 27
“I’ve never seen an event where so many who tried to do good were destroyed...Everything that this conflict ever touched ended up damaged.” Ain’t that the truth. On James Le Mesurier’s inspiring life, and tragic disinformation-fueled death:
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Emmanuel Freudenthal Oct 27
Frontex has already finished its investigation into illegal pushbacks following our story They found no evidence they were involved. The EU commission deflected responsibility to Frontex in a Q&A with journalists yesterday ()
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