Migration crisis: Merkel faced with the extreme right

angela-merkel-promis-quelle-neGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel, booed by extremists, vowed Wednesday to fight without “tolerance” against xenophobic acts in full European migration crisis, while a forty corpses of migrants have been found in the Mediterranean.

For his part, Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-moon called on Wednesday in Paris “countries, in Europe and elsewhere, to show compassion and to do more to overcome the crisis” migration, most important since the Second World War.

To address the situation, the French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, and the High Commissioner of the UN for Refugees (UNHCR), Antonio Guterres, called Wednesday for urgent create “hotspots” of Home and sorting centers funded by Brussels to distinguish between economic migrants refugees.

Angela Merkel promised she would display “no vis-à-vis tolerance of those who question the dignity of others” during a visit in Heidenau, theater of “abject” violence in his words between police and extremists during the weekend around a home to refugees.

Before, during and after his short speech, the Chancellor was booed by far-right supporters chanted including “traitor.” Kept away by police, the militants had mingled with onlookers, forming a group of about 200 people.

Germany expects 800,000 asylum applications in 2015, four times more than the previous year. 60% of Germans (ZDF survey from August 21) consider that the country has the means to accommodate, but the extreme right multiplies the strokes of brilliance.

Two incidents have yet occurred in the night, which were no injuries. In Leipzig (Saxony, is) an incendiary device targeted a building to accommodate 56 asylum seekers. In Parchim (northeast), two armed men drunk with a knife broke into a shelter.

A body in a hold fifty

In a new black day in the Mediterranean, 55 dead migrants were discovered on board three boats, of which 51 were in the hold of one of them, while 3,000 migrants were rescued, according to the Italian Coast Guard .

Many calls for help reached the operational center coastguard in Rome, they detail in a statement. Ten rescue operations have been launched to recover the castaways aboard boats or dinghies in trouble in the Channel of Sicily, not far from the Libyan coast.

The Swedish ship Poseidon, engaged in the European operation Triton, intervened twice to rescue respectively 130 and 439 people on board two boats. In the hold of that boat, the Swedish crew found the bodies of 51 people, whose nationalities were not revealed.

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The victims were asphyxiated by gas fumes motor small boat, according to unconfirmed press reports.

The Fiorillo, building coastguard, was also rescued 113 immigrants on a boat, one of which did not survive.

Two stars of coastguards from Lampedusa Island have rescued another 120 on another dinghy in which the bodies of three women were discovered.

Boat of the Maltese organization MOAS and the NGO Doctors Without Borders (MSF) took part in relief, while unscrupulous smugglers continue to climb every day on makeshift boats of migrants, particularly from sub -saharienne, fleeing lawlessness and violence in Libya.

This is not the first time that the corpses were found on boats, asphyxiated or died of exhaustion after being abused. On August 15, the Italian navy had found the bodies of 49 migrants died of asphyxiation in the hold of a boat of 13 meters, where they had been held by smugglers for kicks and fists.

In addition, the bodies of 45 of the 740 victims of a fishing boat that sank on April 18 in the Mediterranean were buried in a cemetery near Catania, the Sicilian said municipality.

Italian divers, after the discovery of the wreck off the Libyan coast had cleared and the bodies were brought back to a NATO dock in Sicily.

This wreck was one of the worst occurring in the Mediterranean, many of the victims being tightened in the holds no way to disengage when the trawler had sunk to the bottom. Most victims remained unknown.

Schengen threatened?

Faced with the influx of migrants, Italy, Greece and Hungary have been criticized by some of their partners to let them pass.

Responding to criticism, the head of Italian diplomacy, Paolo Gentiloni, said Wednesday his country’s “positive role model” saving “tens of thousands of lives” in the Mediterranean.

“Europe needs to go in the direction exactly opposite that which is to type in the countries on its external borders”, stressed the Minister, an activist for a “Europeanisation of flow management.”

“Migrants arrive in Europe, not in Italy, Greece, Germany and Hungary. The way things are going, we may put Schengen into question “, he warned.

A Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babis has called him the “closure” of the external border of the Schengen area to “defend” the area of ​​free movement.

The 28 fail to agree on an equitable distribution of asylum seekers and also struggle to establish the centers relieve the supposed first input for countries to distinguish between economic migrants and refugees.

Berlin nevertheless said on Tuesday it had suspended longtime returning the Syrians to their EU country of entry, a gesture of “solidarity” welcomed by Brussels.

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