Mediterranean Hope – Newsletter October 2018

Mediterranean Hope – Newsletter October 2018

MedHope_logo.jpgHorrifying testimonies from Lampedusa

ITALIAN VERSION (NEV) The Mediterranean Hope operators on the island have collected testimonies of torture and violence suffered by migrants in Libya, which demonstrate the urgent necessity to create safe and legal passages Rome (NEV), 19 October 2018 – “Nour drew the cells and 4 security doors on a sheet of paper.” Separate cells for men and women. And she recounted …  (Read more…)


Greece: Inhuman Conditions at the Hotspot in Chios

ITALIAN VERSION (NEV) The final declaration of the Conference on Asylum organized by German Diaconia and the Church Commission for Migrants in Europe asked for an end to the hotspot approach and claim the creation of a common European asylum system and the establishment of safe passages. Fiona Kendall and Alberto Mallardo from the MH Mediterranean Hope by the FCEI, also … (Read more…)

Lampedusa Resists

ITALIAN VERSION by Francesco Piobbichi (NEV) The “Lo sguardo dalle frontiere” (A Look from the Border) editorial is written by operators of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI) for the Mediterranean Hope Refugee and Migrant Programme. This week’s “look” comes from Lampedusa. “The rope does not budge. Let’s try to make a hole with a hoe and pickaxe.” … (Read more…)

Paolo Naso (FCEI): “A Confused Management of the SAR Area Endangers Human Lives”

ITALIAN VERSION (NEV) Last night 70 people landed Lampedusa after long hours of waiting with the buck being passed from Italy to Malta At 2.45 last night, about 70 people from Libya arrived at Molo Favaloro, Lampedusa. Among them many women, some of them with their children, and minors. These People, mainly from Eritrea Ghana and Syria, were rescued by … (Read more…)

Luca Maria Negro (FCEI): Shame On Us If We Forget 3rd of October

ITALIAN VERSION Lampedusa (NEV), October 4, 2018 – The president of the FCEI Pastor Luca Maria Negro said “We need to keep alive the memory and the focus of our ountry, Europe and the world” during the ecumenical commemoration of October 3rd at the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Porto Salvo in Lampedusa. Insisting on the importance of commemorate all …  (Read more…)

Lampedusa. Mediterranean Hope at the start of the Perugia-Assisi march

ITALIAN VERSION (NEV) This year the classic march began in Lampedusa, at the Gateway of Europe. Participants expressed their solidarity with Mimmo Lucano, with those who provide migrant reception services  and defend the rights of migrants, and with the NGOs that carry out rescues at sea. The 2018 edition of the classic non-violent “Perugia to Assisi” Peach March departed from …  (Read more…)