Hassan Abdelghani – Crossing the Maritza river, East of Svilengrad

Crossing the Maritza river lores,Hassan

Foto Hassan A.  East of Svilengrad

Hassan Abdelghani – Istočno od Svilengrada i Prelazak preko Marice, 2012.

Dvije fotografije Hassana Abdelghanija, Istočno od Svilengrada i Prelazak preko Marice (2012.), prikazuju izbjeglice kako ilegalno prelaze rijeku Maricu.

Istočno od Svilengrada u Bugarskoj, rijeka teče istočno, tvoreći granicu između Bugarske (na sjevernoj obali) i Grčke (na južnoj obali), a zatim između Turske i Grčke. Kod Edirnea rijeka protječe kroz turski teritorij s obje obale, a zatim skreće južno i tvori granicu između Grčke na zapadnoj obali i Turske na istočnoj obali sve do Egejskog mora.

Marica je postala omiljena pristupna ruta tri četvrtine ilegalnih imigranata koji stižu u neku državu članicu EU. Više od 120.000 migranata i tražitelja političkog azila krenulo je 2010. godine prema Grčkoj, a više od 40.000 njih stiglo je kroz grčko-tursko riječno područje. Azijski i afrički migranti Maricu su počeli koristiti za ulazak u Europsku uniju nakon što su kontroverzni bilateralni sporazumi blokirali tradicionalne rute kroz Italiju i Španjolsku.

Two photographs by Hassan Abdelghani, East of Svilengrad and Crossing the Maritsa River (2012), show refugees illegally crossing the river Maritsa.
East of Svilengrad, Bulgaria, the river flows eastwards, forming the border between Bulgaria (on the north bank) and Greece (on the south bank), and then between Turkey and Greece. At Edirne, the river flows through Turkish territory on both banks, then turns towards the south and forms the border between Greece on the west bank and Turkey on the east bank to the Aegean Sea.
Maritsa has become the access of choice for about three-quarters of illegal immigrants arriving into an EU member country. Over 120,000 migrants and political asylum seekers went to Greece in 2010, and more than 40,000 of them arrived through the Greece-Turkey area of the river. Asian and African migrants have started to use Maritsa to reach the European Union after debated bilateral agreements blocked the traditional routes through Italy and Spain.


eulogo  “With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union”

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