Mediterranean Hope - Newsletter December 2017

MedHope_logo.jpgMuhammad Piero Tasca, Mediterranean Hope - House of Cultures of Scicl

It’s a “normal” working afternoon. In fact, it is exactly 4 pm on a Friday. I am scanning and printing some documents, but…. I feel like I am being observed. I turn around and from the slightly opened door, I see two viscous brown eyes looking at me, following everything I do. I open the door. It’s Muhammad, one of the Syrian children who arrived about a month ago to the House of Cultures through the “humanitarian corridor” project promoted by the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy. Read more...

Scicli. A special meeting at the “House of Cultures” of the Mediterranean Hope project NEV

Emotions were running high yesterday at Scicli (RG) in the “Casa delle Culture” (House of Cultures) of Mediterranean Hope, the refugee and migrant programme of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI), when Sandra, a young Nigerian woman staying at the “House” met the person who had rescued her from the sea last 6 November. Read more...

Humanitarian Corridors presented at the European Parliament NEV

Yesterday in Brussels, a hearing on Refugees Sponsorship was held in the Aldo Moro room of the European Parliament. This event was attended by a panel of experts to which participated, among others, Mary Coulter, Mission of Canada to the EU, Donatella Candura, Department for Civil Liberties and Immigration of the Italian Ministry of the Interior, Cesare Zucconi, Secretary General of the Community of Saint Egidio and Paolo Naso, coordinator of Mediterranean Hope - Programme for Refugees and Migrants promoted by the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI). Read more...

One Step Further Dublin but We Still Have a Long Way to Go Marco Magnano - Riforma

On November 16, four years after the last reform of the Dublin regulation, the European Parliament began mandating on a fourth version of a regulatory framework whose limits are increasingly evident. The 390 votes in favour and the 175 against with 44 abstentions, marked a further step after the approval of the proposal within the Libe - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Read more...

That Way from Sabrata to Tripoli Tommaso Tamburello and Alberto Mallardo - MH Lampedusa

In Libya, corruption is extended to all sectors of society: not only are the policemen and officials working in the government's detention centres corrupt and colluding with the militia, but even the humanitarian workers beat and rob the prisoners of all their belongings. The mafias and the various militias control all the realities of the country in a capillary way, thanks to the huge number of weapons they have - weapons and ammunition stores are everywhere. Many militiamen are often minors and regularly use drugs. These conditions make them even more violent and unpredictable. It is impossible to spend a normal life in Libya, every time you go out for a coffee or you want to take a stroll in the evening you know you can run into a problem, or be kidnapped. Read more...


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