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05 Jul 2017 description

President's message

27 Jun 2016 description
infographic Télécoms Sans Frontières

In May 2016, TSF's 253-day mission at the heart of the European Refugee Crisis came to an end. The infographic below summarises this mission, focusing on connectivity provision in Serbia, Macedonia and Greece, as well as a 9-week operation restoring family links in the Idomeni refugee camp.

For more information concerning our Restoring Family Links operations, click here

27 Jun 2016 description

Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration

At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the European Commission’s Communication on a new Partnership Framework with third countries. The Communication proposes an approach which aims to leverage existing EU and Member States' external cooperation instruments and tools in order to stem migration to Europe.

09 Jun 2016 description

Migrant crisis: 352 302 devices connected

SERBIA | MACEDONIA | GREECE

Present in the Balkans between September 2015 and June 2016, TSF placed itself at the heart of the migrant crisis to make internet available to those cut off and help reconnect families forced to flee their home countries due to ongoing violence and conflict. Operations were later extended to the Greek islands and mainland Greece in November of the same year, carried out alongside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

15 Mar 2016 description

Intervention context

Despite many European countries having closed their borders, the flow of migrants in their thousands from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other nations in Africa and the Middle-East has showed no signs of slowing.

Following recent political decisions, people are now stranded in Serbia and Macedonia or blocked at the gates of the Balkans in Greece.

29 Oct 2015 description

Intervention context

Fleeing instabilities in their home countries, thousands of migrants from the Middle-East and Africa are taking dangerous and sometimes fatal routes to seek asylum in Europe.

In order to respond to this worsening context, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) has established its intervention strategy at the heart of the migrant route at two of the most frequented registration points, Preševo, Serbia and Gevgelija, Macedonia, both of which are compulsory stops along the journey.