Smash the Borders

Love Has No Borders is an autonomous, decentralized Refugee solidarity movement.  We stand in solidarity with Refugees, Immigrants, Indigenous and all marginalized communities through mutual aid, direct action and survival programs.

We oppose patriarchy, white supremacy, islamophobia, xenophobia, racism, fascism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny and all other systems of domination and oppression.

Through action, education and sharing, we enliven our vision of a beautiful, adventurous and inclusive world in which imaginary borders do no dictate individuals' dignity, liberation and freedom of movement.    

Borders are violent.

 
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Medical access is a human right

Autonomous medics with Love Has No Borders are headed on a multi-country tour providing medical access to Refugees. As thousands of Refugees are in a limbo of waiting in camps and centers both official and unofficial, the tour will include;

-disseminating immune defense items

-providing auriculotherapy treatments

-providing access to trauma/medical and herbal care

-trauma and psychological first aid

-solidarity work with grassroots Refugee solidarity movements on the ground

We hope to be able to have enough equipment/medication and gear to treat hundreds of people. Through the support and solidarity of our networks, we can do just that.  Our wishlist has a complete list of items medics are still in need of to be able to provide treatment to those who want and need it:  

 

“We borrow the hearts of nomadic birds who don’t recognize borders.” 

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The Siege on Yemen

The US backed, Saudi led coalition's deadly blockade on Yemen, with thousands of civilian casualties in its wake, is manifesting a catastrophe of famine that will continue to devour the lives of Yemeni's trapped in global imperialist supported war and terror.  

Those not dying from starvation or cholera are dying from tragically medication-insecure hospitals that are so overrun with patients that children are being treated 2-3 per bed.  

These crimes against humanity are being supported by a US government that busily negotiates massive weapons sales across the globe while Yemeni civilians are caught in the flash spiraling pyrotechnics of violence.   

The violence of borders is continuing to end the lives of people all over the planet, including in Yemen where borders have closed for the violence-displaced.  

NO BAN NO WALL

The U.S. just shut the door on refugees

The number of refugee admissions hit 50,000, the annual cap set by the Trump administration.

The U.S. Department of State announced Wednesday that it had reached the annual cap on refugee admissions, with future arrivals facing an uphill battle to enter the country.

Supreme Court allows Trump refugee ban but backs broader exemptions for relatives

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59.5 million forcibly displaced worldwide.  If these 59.5 million persons were a nation, they would make up the 24th largest in the world. 

59.5 million forcibly displaced worldwide.  If these 59.5 million persons were a nation, they would make up the 24th largest in the world. 

Life, Interrupted

The Global Refugee Crisis, Region by Region

A look at hot spots in what the United Nations says has become the worst migration crisis since World War II.  Tens of thousands of migrants and refugees are working their way north through the Balkans.  Syria’s neighbors have been making it harder for migrants to cross into their territories.  Thousands of Bangladeshis and Rohingya, an ethnic minority from Myanmar, have fled from poverty and persecution.  The European Union wants to stop smugglers near the African coast. European governments are divided over the fates of those who reach shore.  Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists has severely damaged Ukraine’s industrial belt.

LGBTQ+ REFUGEES AT GRAVE RISK OF EXPOSURE, VIOLENCE AND DEATH AS CONDITIONS WORSEN IN LESVOS

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STATEMENT FROM LESVOS LGBTIQ+ REFUGEE SOLIDARITY 

As another deadly winter sets in, Moria prison camp on Lesvos is thousands over capacity and growing fuller every day. In these conditions, LGBTQI+ refugees are particularly at risk of exposure, violence and death. 

Around 3000 of the over 5500 people in the 2000-capacity former military prison at Moria are only sheltered by woefully inadequate summer tents and have to sleep on the floor on thin sleeping mats or blankets. Yet people are still arriving in their hundreds every week.

Being forced to live in such close quarters exposes LGBTQI+ refugees to sexual, physical and psychological violence. There is an absolute absence of specific support for LGBTQI+ refugees, so needs are institutionally disregarded. Some members of Lesvos LGBTQI+ Refugee Solidarity have been beaten and even hospitalised in homophobic and transphobic attacks. Some fear rape whenever they are in the camp. All have had to repress their identity, living cheek by jowl among communities which replicate the persecution they fled in the first place.