Feeding Those in Flight w/ No Name Kitchen (The Balkans)
On this episode, my guest is Barbara from No Name Kitchen, an independent movement working alongside the Balkans and the Mediterranean routes to promote humanitarian aid and political action for those who suffer the difficulties of extreme journeys and violent push-backs.
Their actions include medical care, distributions of food and clothes, legal support and the denunciation of abuses at the borders, where thousands of human beings keep suffering violence, fatigue and sickness during their migratory proceses.
No Name Kitchen was born in Belgrade by winter 2017 when a group of volunteers started cooking in Belgrade alongside the thousands of people who were fending for themselves after the closure of the Hungarian frontier. Since then, NNK supports those who suffer the lack of safe and legal pathways, collecting testimonies and denouncing the systematic use of institutional violence at the borders.
No Name Kitchen: What’s in a Name?
Social Media as a Tool for Organizing
It’s a Border Crisis, not a Migration Crisis
Why do People Seek Asylum in Europe
How the EU is Breaking its Own Laws
Border Violence in the Balkans
What are Pushbacks?
The Silence of Big-Name NGOs
From Hospitality to Hostility: A Story in Kladusa
Migrants as Puppets in Political Wars
The EU’s Racist Immigration Actions
The Lives of NNK’s Guests After the Border
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