Mediterranean Hope - Newsletter March 2018

MedHope_logo.jpgThe Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy starts a programme to support and cooperate with search and rescue Agenzia NEV

The Council of the FCEI (Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy) has today resolved to initiate a new strand of activity within the framework of “Mediterranean Hope (MH) – the FCEI’s Refugee and Migrant Programme”, by supporting organisations undertaking this humanitarian work and by participating in search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea. Read more...


Two Operators of the FCEI Involved In the Rescue Operations Carried Out By the Open Arms Vessel Agenzia NEV

Two operators of the Mediterranean Hope - Project for Refugees and Migrants promoted by the FCEI (Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy) have been involved in the many rescue operations, carried out by the Open Arms vessel operated by the Spanish NGO Proactiva. Read more...

A dignified arrival at Fiumicino for more Syrians fleeing Lebanon Agenzia NEV

Majida is seven years old. Just like the war in Syria. And it’s for that reason that she’d never met her grandmother. However, today, at Fiumicino airport, thanks to the current humanitarian corridor programme – through which particularly vulnerable Syrian refugees arrive safely and legally in Italy from Lebanon, – Majida, who was beside herself with excitement, finally got to meet her grandmother. Read more...

Arriving in Beirut "on tiptoe" Monica Natali, MH staff in Lebanon

From the heart of the Lebanese city that offers consumerist illusions equivalent to the largest European luxury capitals, to the misery and degradation of Sabra; from the crazy traffic that oppresses and alienates the city, to the silent and uninhabited hills of Bekka; from the cold regions of the north a few kilometres from bombed Syria, to the warm seafront of Tripoli; from Saida to Tel Abbass, a “non-place” place that does not have the dignity to exist. There is everything and the opposite of everything in this tiny strip of land. Read more...

Forum Lampedusa Solidale. “Seminiamo relazioni” (We Grow Relationships) Tommaso Tamburello, MH staff in Lampedusa

Over time, these events have led MH operators to reflect on the methods of action to be adopted in crisis situations, sometimes by acting as a mediator. This mediation work is based on an approach that looks at the host community as the ground on which to build a bridge between its demands and those of the migrant population, with the awareness that good integration and civil coexistence between different cultures involves respecting the rights of all and the complementarity of these rights. Read more...


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