Deutschsprachige Version vom 23.11.2012 unter: http://refugeecampvienna.noblogs.org/post/2012/11/23/statements-von-betroffenen-zur-situation-in-den-lagern/
Firstly we want to describe the situation in our country: Every day crimes are committed, bombs explode and people are targeted. If everything was alright, why would we flee and come here? We risk our lives to be able to live in a safe country. But here we do not get the rights, which we need in order to build up a prospective future for ourselves. We always hear about western countries, where people have got their rights and live a good life. The moment we migrants arrive, we are confronted with problems. During our asylum procedure we are accommodated in remote villages.
We hear that western countries offer a good basis of existence for migrants, but we are just put under pressure, in order to confuse us. Our needs here are not met.
We, the refugees from Traiskirchen call upon the Austrian government to give us the chance to build up a humane life in Austria. A new life in this country. Protect us from the war in our countries, give us the chance of education and of a life worth living. If the government is unable to do so, they should give us back our freedom of movement, so that we can leave Austria!
On the situation in Carinthia (St. Andrä) in particular:
We are prevented from accessing big cities, there is no freedom of movement and we are brought to the most remote places. Those might be nice places for tourists, but they do not provide acceptable living conditions for us. When we are not allowed to leave our rooms and we are locked in like animals, it feels like being in our own countries. There are no lights on the street, no city, we are isolated. There is no access to basic goods.
There is no health care at these places, no people who are responsible and we do not get the chance to get to know local people. We cannot yet speak German, but there are no German courses for us. This is no social life.
We havent got contact numbers from organisations, which could support us and no legal advisors.
Representatives from the media come, eat with us and ask us questions. We are asked how we spend our time and which activities we pursue. We tell them that we eat, we spend our time inside the house and then we go to bed, thats it.
Then these people laugh and leave again. As if we were animals in a zoo that can be observed.