Key Europe-Wide Reports and Data on Pushbacks

In the interest of providing vital information on pushbacks for research and public awareness purposes, RRE has assembled a non-exhaustive list of key evidence and data on pushbacks. It comprises a mixture of content published by media outlets, networks, INGOs and grassroots organisations who are shining a light on pushbacks in multiple locations across Europe.

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Balkan Route

Rotta Balcanica: i migranti senza diritti nel cuore dell’Europa

Balkan Route: migrants without rights in the heart of Europe

By RiVolti ai Balcani

Pushed to the edge

Violence and abuse against refugees and migrants along the Balkans route

By Amnesty International

Special Report

Covid-19 and border violence along the Balkan route

By Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN)

AYS Special 2019/2020

A year of violence - Monitoring pushbacks on the Balkans route

By Are you Syrious (AYS)

Greek-Turkish Border

Hotspot De Samos

L'enfer à la frontière Gréco-Turque

By Migreurop

Violations at Greek borders - Sea and Land Report

By Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN)

The New Normality

Continuous push-backs of third country nationals on the Evros river

By GCR, ARSIS and Human Rights 360

EU Border Scandal

Videos show apparent illegal pushback of migrants


French-Italian Border

Persona Non Grata

Conséquences des politiques sécuritaires et migratoires à la frontière franco-italienne

By Association nationale d'assistance aux frontières pour les étrangers (Anafé)

Mal Di Frontiera

Un'analisi della quotidiana sfida dei migranti in transito a Ventimiglia, frontiera tra Italia ed Europa

By Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Aegean Sea

Pushbacks in the Aegean reached a new level of severity

By Mare Liberum

Providing frequent updates on the situation and statistic from the Aegean Sea

By Aegean Boat Report

Central Med Sea

Watch The Med is an online mapping platform to monitor the deaths and violations of migrants’ rights at the maritime borders of the EU

By Watch The Med

Access to territory and push backs. Section from the AIDA Italy report



A hotline for refugees in distress in the Mediterranean Sea providing updates on the situation

By Alarm Phone