Mediterranean Hope - Newsletter October 2020

MedHope_logo.jpgTragedies at sea, corridors to expand, laws to correct

Editorial by Paolo Naso, published in Avvenire (p.16, 3rd October 2020)  On 3rd October 2013, a few miles from the coast of the Island of Lampedusa, a boat loaded with migrants from the Horn of Africa caught fire.  One of the most tragic incidents in the history of Mediterranean migration, heightened by the images of coffins lined up in the airport hangar… Read more...

Lampedusa, all lives count

Saturday 3rd October, on the island, a moment of ecumenical contemplation, organised by the parish and by the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI), heartfelt and supported by locals, NGOs, the Forum Lampedusa Solidale and survivors of this tragedy. Read more...

Lebanon, "We won’t turn out the lights"

Rome (NEV), 14th October 2020 – Little more than two months have passed since the explosion which devastated Beirut’s port this summer. “But in recent weeks we hear less and less being said about what is happening in Lebanon when, in fact, it would be better not to turn out the lights”, says Silvia Turati,a member of the team at Mediterranean Hope. Read more...

Rosarno – a perpetual state of emergency

Rome (NEV), 19th October 2020 – Quarantine in a shanty town. It’s happening in the container camps and tent cities of San Ferdinando. “Covid,” states Francesco Piobbichi, one of the team at Mediterranean Hope, the migrant and refugee programme of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI), who has worked in Piana di Gioia Tauro for over a year “is shining … Read more...

Mediterranean Hope, a partner of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ, through Global Ministries, is a project of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI) mainly funded by the Otto per Mille system of the Waldensian and Methodist Churches.


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