Mediterranean Hope - Newsletter November 2017

MedHope_logo.jpgHumanitarian Corridors: a new memorandum of understanding has been signed NEV

A new agreement with the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs has been signed today at the Viminale to continue the humanitarian corridors project. Over 2018-2019, there will be other thousand beneficiaries entitled to safely reach Italy. The signing has been welcomed with satisfaction since this project represents a cooperation between public institutions and civil society working together to create a model to ensure a safe and legal way to provide reception services and offer a process of integration.  Read more...

New Humanitarian Corridors an Answer Against the Tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea Daniele Biella - Vita

Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs have signed a memorandum with the Communities of Sant'Egidio, the FCEI and the Waldensian Board. This signing aim is to extend to another thousand people the group of refugees that have already arrived, (especially Syrians from Lebanon) over two years. Low numbers if compared with the drama of one migrant perished at sea every 42 ones traveling. Meanwhile, the civil society is increasingly claiming for the revision of the agreement is between Italy and Libya.  Read more...

“We have hit the bottom.” A testimony from the Mediterranean Marco Magnano - Riforma

On the day when the new protocol for Humanitarian Corridors was signed in Rome, which doubles and increasingly focuses on safe and dignified migration, the Mediterranean gives us stories of those who risk their lives at sea to escape death on land. On Monday afternoon, the Sea-Watch 3 was involved in an episode that helps to understand how agitated the waters of the Mediterranean are, despite the reduction in the number of landings.  Read more...

The youth of Gafsa Tommaso Tamburello - Mediterranean Hope

Inside the Lampedusa hotspot, the Tunisian youths go about their lives in the certainty that they will be sent back to their country at any time. The deportations provided by the bilateral Italy-Tunisia agreements terrorize them so much that for several days now they have been protesting and engaging in extreme actions such as hunger strikes and sewing their mouths in silent protest.  Read more...

To the heart with a pencil. Drawings from the border by Francesco Piobbichi NEV

The book of illustrations recently published by Claudiana - in Italian and English – contains 59 illustrations that tell the story of the border through the eyes and pencil of someone who lives there. Drawings that tell the story of “the living struggles of the damned of the earth, the indifference of those who sit in their ivory towers and the hatred of the walls that surround them”  Read more...


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