Posts Tagged “MSF”

Aquarius in port: last large vessel withdraws from Mediterranean refugee rescue

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Aquarius in port: last large vessel withdraws from Mediterranean refugee rescue

Back in June, the refugee rescue ship Aquarius was at the centre of a media storm when Matteo Salvini, Italy’s interior minister, refused permission for it to dock, forcing the transfer at sea of some refugees to coastguard vessels (that were allowed to dock) and a long journey to Spain for those remaining on Aquarius….

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EU refugee policy & court case round-up

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EU refugee policy & court case round-up

An Irish-born doctor who spent three months working on board the Medecins Sans Frontieres search and rescue vessel MV Aquarius in the Mediterranean has called on the EU to open safe and legal routes for refugees and migrants rather than ignoring abuse perpetuated by Libyan forces. Dr Conor Kenny recorded a video diary and extracts…

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Aid organisations scale back work in Greece as they react to EU-Turkey deal

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Aid organisations scale back work in Greece as they react to EU-Turkey deal

The UNHRC, the United Nations’ refugee agency, is scaling back its assistance to refugees landing on Greek shores. A UNHRC spokesperson explained: “UNHCR has till now been supporting the authorities in the so-called hotspots on the Greek islands, where refugees and migrants were received, assisted, and registered. “Under the new provisions, these sites have now…

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