Mediterranean Hope - Newsletter April 2018

MedHope_logo.jpgSatisfaction of the Federation of Protestant Churches for the release of the Open Arms NEV Agency

The Preliminary Investigative Judge of Ragusa, Giovanni Giampiccolo, rejected a request from the Public Prosecutor’s office and has ordered the release of the Open Arms, a ship operated by the Spanish NGO Proactiva, which has been docked in the port of Pozzallo (Ragusa) since 18 March 2018 after rescuing at least 218 migrants at sea.  Read more...

May Europe be light to you By Alberto Mallardo

It was evening, and I was walking in Cala Salina, along the inlet side of the old port. The air was warm evoking the new season that was about to come. A boy in his eighteen came close to me. It was getting darker and his eyes were shining: "Je viens de la Tunisie", he said asking me if he was in Sicily. And, with and intense look, he said: “Je dois aller en France, Paris. Je dois rejoindre mon frère”. He would like to continue his journey towards Paris to reach his brother. He had just landed in Lampedusa.  Read more...

Memorial plaques NEV agency

"Not only are lives buried in the Mediterranean Sea, but also stories of those who have no grave and of those who cannot be mourned. Other bodies returned by the sea, instead, are buried without a name, with a number often drawn on the limestone”.   Read more...

Humanitarian Corridors at the International Journalism Festival of Perugia NEV Agency

Humanitarian Corridors in the Mediterranean Sea: Operations, Prospects, Media Representation, a totally sold-out panel held on April 15, 2018 at the Sala della Vaccara of the Palazzo dei Priori, during the 20th edition of the International Journalism Festival.  Read more...

Information: An Essential Tool for Migrants By NEV Agency

“Knowledge is power”, goes the saying. A maxim which is perhaps even more pertinent for those who need international protection. How does someone apply? What are the criteria? How can those criteria be properly satisfied? Unless those in need of international protection understand how to ask for it, an often long and dangerous journey to a safe port to obtain international protection will be entirely in vain.  Read more...


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