This is Europe too
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There are places that lie within Europe, where the suffering of the people is no less bearable. Many people, predominantly from Sudan, Eritrea, Kurdistan, Ethiopia, Iran and Somalia are stranded here. For many, there was no future in Germany after crossing the Mediterranean Sea. They did not get papers, were not allowed to work and were not allowed to bring their families to them.
Now they stand again in front of a sea border, with the hope to get help in England. And England helps - but not the people on the move. They pay for money to finance French coast guards and police to keep people from coming across the so-called "English Channel" to England.
In the air and on the water: paramedic with passion
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Piet is 47 years old and works as an emergency paramedic on a rescue helicopter. In order to be able to help the people on the East Frisian Islands regardless of the tide, the air ambulance is on standby for missions in Emden every day from sunrise to sunset. This means, that sick or injured islanders and tourists can be flown quickly to the nearest clinic for further specialist medical treatment. Most of the missions are medical transfers, i.e. transports of patients who are not in acute danger of death.
Outside the Fortress
A mere 10 km from the Croatian border, on the banks of the Una river, sits Bihać—a small city in northwest Bosnia-Herzegovina that has become the involuntary home of thousands of refugees and economic migrants since 2017.
As the crisis has unfolded across Europe and dragged on year after year, many countries that were at one time welcoming to those seeking asylum and a better life have since changed their stance. Bosnia and Herzegovina became the main hub for migrants hoping to reach the EU after authorities closed the previous migration route through Serbia and Hungary in 2016.
Photobook Baumhäuser gegen Asphalt
The self published photobook "Baumhäuser gegen Asphalt" was created together with Jannis Grosse in 2020, after documenting the protest in the „Dannenröder Forest“ over several months. On 64 pages the book gives a photographic insight on the daily life of the activists living in the occupation, as well as the actions taking place during the eviction. On December 18th, the final tree house got evicted and the last tree was cut down.