Mediterranean Hope - Newsletter January 2017

Arrivals from Lebanon continue. Another 40 people arrive at Fiumicino on Monday, NEV

The youngest was born one month ago. Her name is Stéphanie and she is Syrian, but was born just a few kilometres north of Beirut (Lebanon). On 30 January, together with her family, she will arrive at Fiumicino by air and not by boat, as part of the “humanitarian corridors” project.  Read more...

Safe and Legal Ways to France: FCEI's President Applauded, NEV

The French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve made known the opening of legal and safe ways also to enter France. These corridors will be ecumenically achieved with the support of the French Protestants and the Community of Sant'Egidio.  Read more...

Ismail has courage, by Valentina Reale, Operator of Mediterranean Hope at the House of Cultures of Scicli

The time has come for them to start again. Now that they have arrived alive, they need to continue to have courage and to be brave, as they will need it during the rest of the journey to complete the project that drove them to leave. Ismail has an abundance of courage, he gives some to his companions, he encourages them, and he continues to study Italian.  Read more...

The Week of Prayer for Unity has begun in Lampedusa, NEV

“It was beautiful to live in prayer and in the spiritual sharing of reception that we perform every day here in Lampedusa,” declared Don Carmelo La Magra, priest of the Catholic parish, to the NEV Agency. “An intense and moving moment,” echoed Marta Bernardini, “that allowed the Catholic community of Lampedusa and us protestants to experience a sincere unity in faith."  Read more...

When The Government Turns Migrant Workers Into Illegal to Expel, by Gabriella Martini - La Stampa

Before, migrants have been welcomed by the Government, then trained and sometimes supported in finding a job. Lastly, the Government turns them into ghosts, condemned to live underground. Behind this crunch against illegal immigration, announced by the Ministry of Interior, it lies a short circuit that prevents thousands of refugees from settling their life in Italy.  Read more...


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