Surviving and Living on the Hungarian border: illegal deportations and perseverance in extreme cold weather
We are handing over our project in Serbia
Rigardu e.V. was active for almost 1.5 years in Subotica and at times Šid on the Serbian-Hungarian or Serbian-Croatian border. In July 2018, we handed over the shower system that we set up there and the distribution of so-called non-food items (NFIs) to the Spanish organization Escuela con Alma. Even though we are not active […]
(NO) HUMAN RIGHTS DAY AT EXTERNAL EU BORDERS – Rigardu releases evidence of systematic police violence against refugees
Rigardu is no longer needed in Serbia, and so we have decided to end our humanitarian project in Subotica. The suitcases are already packed, the flat emptied and the transporter with some last volunteers and equipment on the way to Germany. We have now been active in Serbia since March 2017 and have concentrated in […]
Rigardu is moving on: bye bye Šid – hello again, Subotica!
On the occasion of Human Rights day on the 10th of December, German organization Rigardu is releasing an extensive report of illegal push-backs and police violence against refugees and migrants at the borders of the European Union with Serbia: www.borderviolence.eu. « One of us, a 13-year old boy couldn’t stop crying because of the gas […]
Since mid-April 2017, we of Rigardu are working in Šid on the Serbo-Croatian Border. The reason for our move to Šid (from Subotica, where we were active before) was the increasing distress of refugees, which sleep unsheltered in the fields around the city and scarcely receive any stateside aid. Furthermore, the camp in Subotica had […]