13026 The wide border

April 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

by Sergi Camera
with Prodein
Melilla, Spain

Many children who leave their homes in Morocco, in search of the European dream, they find the last frontier in Melilla. They have abandoned their homes, without saying so, often without telling their parents time and barely survive in Melilla.

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The report

The boundary between Africa and Europe in Melilla, is one of the borders with more contrast and forth. Many Moroccan children from villages near the border, they decide to leave their families in order to have a better future. Living in bad conditions in Melilla, expect every day to hide in a truck that would take them to the mainland. Melilla becomes the standby box, where a wide border, formed by the sea, separating them from their sleep. Lines marked by humans who decide who is on one side and who is on the other, causing the flight from one place to the other of the fence.

The author

Sergi Cámara, Vic, 1970. Cofounder Pandorafoto

His personal work focuses on migration from Africa to Europe which has been working since 2004 which combines documentary photography with video

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

Special mention fotopres09 Fundació La Caixa.
Prize José Couso 12 months 12 causes  Tele5 channel of the documentary made in Melilla, 2006.
Fotopres05 Scholarship Foundation La Caixa for his work on the journey of immigrants to Europe through Mali, Algeria, Niger and Morocco.
-Selected in paragraph Olladas Novas Olladas05.Galicia Photography Festival.
-Selected in “PhotoEspaña.-Discovery Seminar Fellow in Photography and Journalism led by Gervasio Sánchez.2001 Albarracín.

PUBLICATIONS:

Newswek Japan, Financial Times, Vanity Fair Italy, Libération, Jeune Afrique, NWK Arabic. The Magazine of La Vanguardia, Paris Match, Nouvel Observateur, DaysJapan, Knak (Belgium), Night & Day, Stern, Figaro Magazine.

The project

Since inception the Association is set as main objective to normalize the situation of children living in the city of Melilla and lacked any institutional support.

Virtually all of these children were of Moroccan origin. It much hindered any action will attempt to normalize their situation given the proximity racism that permeated the institutions local.

protection and reporting of grave violations of Human Rights taking place in the Melilla border with immigrants of all nationalities entering or trying to enter the city. Also we deal with the protection of women in situations of exclusion, people evicted. Overall we accompaniment of all known cases of people who are in the street.

The entity

Data Entity and Description:

The Association for the Rights of the Child is constituted and registered in the Registry of Associations of Melilla in the year 1999 with the number DG280E. With its head office in Melilla.

Since inception the Association is set as main objective to normalize the situation of children living in the city of Melilla and lacked any institutional support.

Virtually all of these children were of Moroccan origin. It much hindered any action will attempt to normalize its situation given the proximity racism that permeated the institutions local.

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