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Situation of refugees and migrants in Italy

Here you will find information and a newsletter about the situation of refugees and migrants in Italy. We apologize - only in German language! This newsletter has been produced on behalf of PRO ASYL from 2009 -2017 by our Italian office and is published on the pages of Pro Asyl and borderline-europe. From 2017 December borderline-europe will produce the newsletter.

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Sea rescue is not a crime

Recent attempts to criminalise sea rescuers show one thing above all: the entry of migrants should be prevented by all means. After the confiscation of the ship Iuventa owned by Jugend rettet, the ship Open Arms of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms has now also been confiscated and members of the crew are accused of "facilitating illegal migration". We demand a human response to migratory movements! As long as there are no safe escape routes, death in the Mediterranean will not stop either.

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Bridges instead of walls – strategies against the stigmatisation of refugees

The aim of the project 'Bridges instead of walls – strategies against the stigmatisation of refugees' is to engage against discrimination based on origin and to stand together in solidarity. The project is realised in the period from October 2017 to March 2019 in cooperation of the partners Borderline Sicilia in Italy, Asyl in Not in Austria and borderline-europe e.V. in Germany.

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Mosaik Support Center For Refugees And Locals

Mosaik Support Center is a community space in the heart of Mytilene, the capital of the Greek island of Lesbos. It is focused on providing conditions for local integration of refugees living on Lesbos. The Mosaik Support Center offers educational services, legal and social support, and creative and physical activities. Coursework includes Greek, English, Arabic, Farsi, and other language classes; a Legal Service Center; and creative activities. With a framework of cultural and educational exchange in place, we hope to facilitate the social and economic integration process for refugees.

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Proti Stassi

Since 2015, Proti Stassi is the first station for newly arrived refugees that land on the beaches from Korakas to Lagada in North-eastern Lesvos. From these beaches we organise, in cooperation with other volunteer groups, initial treatment and transport of refugees.

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Tribunale permanente dei popoli sui diritti delle persone migranti e rifugiate (2017-2018)

Il 18 dicembre 2017- in occasione della ricorrenza della data di approvazione (18.12.1990) da parte delle Nazioni Unite dellaConvenzione per la tutela dei diritti di tutti i lavoratori migranti e della loro famiglie– si aprirà la prima sessione del Tribunale Permanente dei Popoli dedicata alla violazione del diritto di migranti e dei rifugiati.

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Poland continues arbitrary returns of asylum seekers to Belarus

Practices at the EU external border undermine the right of people to international protection. In the early morning it gets busy in the train station of Brest, Belarus. The city is only a few kilometres from the Polish border town Terespol - a short train ride. For most asylum seekers here it is not the first time they are attempting to seek asylum in Poland, some have tried dozens of times. Most come from authoritarian states in Central Asia and Chechnya. But the procedure at the border is arbitrary. Its said that maximum one family per day is allowed in. As this report shows, the situation at the Eastern border of the EU is yet another example for the erosion of the right to asylum in Europe.
Language(s): Englisch / English

Stefan Schmidt: "Wir brauchen mehr Druck von unten"

On 28.06.19 Italian police arrested the captain of the Sea-Watch and confiscated the sea rescue organisation's ship. After the #iuventa10, this is currently the second case where Italian authorities are trying to take sea rescuers to court. borderline-europe recalls: Almost the same story happened exactly 15 years ago: In 2004 our founding members Elias Bierdel and Stefan Schmidt were arrested and put on trial for rescuing people from distress at sea. Already 15 years ago, the court decided: acquittal, since the international maritime law obligates to save humans in sea distress. This can not be punishable under national law either - according to the judges on 7.10.2009. A review and commentary by our founding member Stefan Schmidt.
Language(s): Deutsch / German

WeRise - Demo für ein Leben ohne sexuelle Belästigung

WeRise ist ein intersektionales Bündnis von Aktivist*innen, community organisations und Künstler*innen, die sich gegen sexuelle Belästigung stark machen.
Language(s): Deutsch / German