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More than 400 children told the police violence at EU borders

Children as well as other immigrants and refugees tell of cases of almost every third is associated with the police or border guards ' violence. Children is be

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More than 400 children told the police violence at EU borders
Children as well as other immigrants and refugees tell of cases of almost every third is associated with the police or border guards ' violence. Children is becoming increasingly difficult to get asylum or to be restored together with their families. The image of asylum seekers in Greece last October. ZUMAwire/MVphotos

save the children of the Balkans and the Serbian partner organisation collected witness statements, according to more than 1350 of the European union territory in order children have this year been forced back across the border.

in Particular, alone came or their families to get rid of had children tell the border guards used force to prevent its refugees and migrants from crossing the border.

These cases is 436, told save the Children association in a statement.

most of the border crossings to prevent incidents occurred between Croatia and Serbia on the border. In serbia children are told similar cases also in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian borders.

”Incited the dogs to bite”

save the Children:according to the border guards across the Western Balkans have used the pepper spray, take the kids phone away, and violation of these as well as take their money.

Children also report that they have been forced to take his clothes off and take the shoes off his feet, and that they have had dogs bite why or be chased. In some cases children and families have told us that they were detained without food or water.

Hungarian police catch us and they put us to sit. Before they forced us back to the Serbian side, we've beaten violently and humiliated 4-5 hours. They poured cold water on us, sprayed me with pepper spray and incited the dog to bite, told the bulletin, a fourteen year old boy from Afghanistan.

the borders of the security of non-violent

save the children of the Balkans regional programme director Jelena Besedic pointed out, that the borders could be secured for human dignity respect and without violence.

– the border guards should take responsibility and ensure the safety of children, registration as well as the opportunity to apply for asylum. European border guards or independent human rights organisations monitoring the borders, could help prevent violent incidents, Besedic said.

the European-arrived refugees and immigrants to the EU border control agency Frontex, according to the lowest level since 2007.

save the Children's Balkan region, according to children continue to face cruel and unreasonable violence at EU borders, despite the fact that admissions has significantly dropped. Children is becoming increasingly difficult to get asylum or to be restored together with their families.

– the Incoming number, the European countries should have a better chance to take care of immigrant and refugee children. Authorities should not intimidate, rob or property to hit. They should ensure that children receive protection and are safe, Besedic said in the announcement.

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