Mediterranean Hope - Newsletter August 2017

MedHope_logo.jpgThe right thing, the wrong solution Prof. Paolo Naso, coordinator Mediterranean Hope

Following some considerations by Paolo Naso, coordinator of Mediterranean Hope, the refugee and migrant programme promoted by the FCEI. The paper entitled "The Right Thing, The Wrong Solution” is about the situation of the migration flows across the Mediterranean Sea.

“Again the government is under pressure and again another infinite but unconcerned debate has started about the migration flows across the Mediterranean Sea and the search and rescue policies (SAR) adopted by the Coast Guard and the NGOs.  Read more...

The Real Alarm: The Deaths At Sea and The Lack of Humanity by Marco Impagliazzo - Avvenire.it

Everyday there is the count of the arrivals and the variations compared to the previous years by highlighting an emergency scenario, although July 2017 has marked decreasing overall figures. The subliminal message is that people arriving in Italy are still too many. This contributes to raise the social alarm and blur a more balanced vision of the issue. It has been more rarely or very little debated the harsh carnage of the route that crosses the Mediterranean from the Middle East and from Africa to Europe. Yet, those who perished at sea, men, women, and children, are a wound that burns and hurts.  Read more...

New Borders by Alberto Mallardo and Francesco Piobbichi

It is almost sundown and the vessel Iuventa looks smaller and smaller on the horizon. At the pier, some of the Jugend Rettet’s members have been watching the vessel getting away. The Iuventa which has rescued more than 14,000 people in recent years, was stopped in Lampedusa for a check that at first glance seemed just a routine control. But, this check has soon become a police operation culminating in accusations against unknown for favouring illegal immigration and preventive seizure of the ship.  Read more...

All the Accusations against the NGO Jugend Rettet by Annalisa Camilli - Internazionale

hen on May 10, Trapani prosecutor Ambrogio Cartosio, inquiry of the Italian Senate about the rescue operations of NGOs in the Mediterranean Sea, he spoke of an investigative file opened by his office, in which it has been assumed the crime to aid illegal immigration against "some natural persons belonging to NGOs".
At that time, the prosecutor of Trapani had categorically ruled out that there had been direct contact between the human traffickers in Libya and the humanitarian organisations active in the central Mediterranean Sea, as well as denying that the alleged crime was to be Mafia-style criminal organisations. He also explained the importance of Article 54 of the Italian Criminal Code, which establishes impunity for those who committed a crime "forced by the need to save themselves or others from a current danger of serious injury".  Read more...

 


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