Mediterranean Hope - April 2020 Newsletter

MedHope_logo.jpgCoronavirus, First Funds from Methodist and Waldensian Churches Allocated

Rome (NEV CS/11), 22 April 2020 – Mediterranean Hope, in particular the initiative in Piana di Gioia Tauro, is among the projects to be allocated funds from the first tranche from the Methodist and Waldensian Churches for the Covid 19 emegency.  So reads a note from the Waldensian Board.  Read More...

Letter from Taurianova Farmworkers

8th April 2020 – Here we publish the letter which farmworkers from the Taurianova settlement, Contrada Russo, Calabria, delivered to us this morning, asking us to publish it more widely: “We, farmworkers of the settlement of Taurianova Contrada Russo, assembled together after receiving a police notice confirming eviction, have decided to address this letter to the Italian government.  Read more...

Growth of “Solidarity Projects” in Scicli

15th April 2020 – Solidarity is growing in Scicli, Ragusa. The House of Many Cultures, run by FCEI  through its refugee and migrant programme, Mediterranean Hope, is active and taking part in all those projects which, at this moment of health and financial difficulties arising from the lockdown, seek to help the most vulnerable.  Read more...

The Situation on Lampedusa

 “Our primary concern,” states MH team member Claudia Vitali, who, along with two volunteers, continues to ensure Mediterranean Hope’s presence on the island throughout this emergency period, “is looking after the health of everyone, be they islanders or migrants.  Those who arrive must immediately be transferred to places appropriate for quarantine and social distancing.  Read more...

Closed Ports, Tavolo Asilo: “Guarantee respect for principles of solidarity and rescue”

Associations belonging to the Tavolo Asilo Nazionale (National Asylum Board) express their considerable concern regarding Interministerial Decree no. 150 published on 7th April 2020 in which the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport in tandem with other Ministers declares that for the entire period of the national health emergency Italian ports will not meet the necessary requirements for classification and definition as as a Place of Safety.  Read more...


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