Mediterranean Hope - June 2016 newsletter

There Is The Alternative: Humanitarian Corridors, by Francesco Piobbichi

Beirut, Lebanon (NEV), June 15th, 2016 - I left Lampedusa - in my mind the two women suffering burns caused by petrol. They were holding hands to remain strong inside an ambulance at Molo Favarolo. I left Lampedusa and I had still in my mind those who had just landed the boats of Capitaneria di Porto kissing the ground and thanking God. The two burned women, wrapped in white sheets and half-naked arrived first, then the other migrants, hundreds of them, all wearing the blue overalls of the tanker vessels that had saved them. Read more...

Mario Giro: On Tuesday, The Humanitarian Corridors' Project Will Be Presented at UNANSA MED

On June 21st, the 'humanitarian corridors' project will be presented to the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York", said Mario Giro, Deputy Foreign Minister. Today at Fiumicino, Mario Giro, together with other civil and religious authorities, has welcomed the arrival of the fourth group of 81 refugees, mostly Syrians, from Lebanon. Read more...

Proposal of the European Trade Unionsil manifesto

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) – which represents 45 million members in 22 countries – met in Rome yesterday for a conference attended by the General Secretaries of the three Italian unions CGIL, CISL and UIL, the leader of CGT France Philippe Martinez, and the head of the Comisiones Obreras, Ignazio Toxo. They requested a meeting with the Renzi government to discuss the Migration Compact proposed by Italy, but were largely snubbed. Read more...

Refugees: The Polish Church Chose Humanitarian Corridors, Riforma

The Polish Bishops' Conference entrusted the local Caritas to realise humanitarian corridors in Poland for the refugees arriving from Syria as this morning informed in a press release of the Community of Sant’Egidio. Read more...

Humanitarian corridors: a solution that works, by Annnachiara Valle - Famiglia Cristiana

The appeal comes from terminal 5 of Rome International Airport where 81 Syrian Palestinians arrived after a journey that began in the refugee camps of Lebanon. Read more...


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