Mediterranean Hope, December 2015 newsletter

Mediterranean Hope, December 2015 newsletter

We Have Tried To Be Helpful

by Simone Scotta – We have tried to be helpful in some way: this could be the beginning of a poem; instead, it really defines our condition. We are a little team made of a doctor and three operators that is now in Lebanon for the “Humanitarian Corridors” project. Continue to read.

Migrant Humanitarian Corridors Greenlighted in Italy

by GaëlleCourtens -Sponsored by the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy in collaboration with the Community of Sant’Egidio and supported by the eight per thousand tax funds of the Tavola Valdese (Waldensian Executive Board), the newly launched pilot project has a high potential: if the results are positive, it could be a model for the other European countries. Continue to read.

The First Thousand Immigrants Rescued By Italy through Humanitarian Corridors

by Marco Impagliazzo – One thousand are the point to begin and give Europe a new soul. A thousand immigrants will be saved. These ones will not start that journey of death, among the waves of the Mediterranean Sea for the salvation of their lives and the lives of their families. It seems a little effort, but it is a great deal. Today, the Italian humanitarian corridor Project has begun. Continue to read.

Italy Opens Humanitarian Corridors for Refugees

by Stefano Liberti – As of January 2016, Italy will open Humanitarian Corridors for those who come from the other side of the Mediterranean. The project, conceived by FCEI and the Community of Sant’Egidio will allow one thousand asylum seekers to apply for a visa and enter Italy without incurring expensive and dangerous sea voyages. Continue to read.

Sant’Egidio and The Evangelical Churches Opened Humanitarian Corridors

by Marco Dotti. After a development phase that took months to dialogue with the authorities involved , today the FCEI and the Community of Sant’Egidio announced the opening of humanitarian corridors to enter Italy from Lebanon, Morocco and Ethiopia. In the future this will be a possible model. Continue to read.