Posts Tagged “Mediterranean”

Rescue vessel #Aquarius refused permission to dock in Italy (updated)

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Rescue vessel #Aquarius refused permission to dock in Italy (updated)

A ship carrying 629 people rescued from the Mediterranean has been refused permission to dock in an Italian port. The BBC report: A rescue vessel carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy’s new interior minister refused permission for it to dock. Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League, said Malta should accept…

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New Year brings familiar stories of migrant deaths and slavery

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New Year brings familiar stories of migrant deaths and slavery

Less the two weeks into 2018 and the statistics on the IOM Migration Flows website paint a tragic picture. By 8 January, 81 people were dead or missing having tried to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Many news websites highlighted the first boat found to be sinking on the Mediterranean route this year. On average,…

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UNHCR report on Desperate Journeys

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UNHCR report on Desperate Journeys

Movement has continued but taken more diversified and dangerous journeys after increased border restrictions were introduced in 2016 aimed at restricting refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. This is the conclusion of the Desperate Journeys report (full PDF) published by the UN’s Refugee Agency, UNHRCR. “The lack of accessible and safe pathways leads…

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The Sea Cemetery – a heart-breaking memorial to refugee deaths at sea

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The Sea Cemetery – a heart-breaking memorial to refugee deaths at sea

The tragedy of lives lost attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea continues to be a sobering reminder of the unsafe routes into Europe followed by thousands of refugees leaving their homeland. The Sea Cemetery is a poignant memorial to refugees who have drowned. Support to Life and TBWA/ISTANBUL collaborated to prevent the unfortunate deaths to…

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What can we do to stop the need for unmarked graves?

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What can we do to stop the need for unmarked graves?

In February the artist Ai Weiwei wrapped 14,000 lifejackets around the façade of Berlin’s Konzerthaus (concert hall). Used by some of the Syrians, Iraqis and others washing up on the shore of the Greek island of Lesbos on desperate quests for sanctuary in Europe, the jackets now spiral up the six columns of the concert…

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