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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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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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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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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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Resistance by residents and right-wing extremists in the Roman quarter of Torre Maura against the arrival of Roma to shelters

Violent riots on Tuesday, 2 April, when 70 Roma were to be accommodated in a shelter on the outskirts of Torre Maura in Rome.
Language(s): Deutsch / German

Open letter: More than 250 organisations call on Angela Merkel to act

Offener Brief mit drei konkreten Forderungen aus der Zivilgesellschaft: Angesichts des Sterbens auf dem Mittelmeer und der katastrophalen Lage in Libyen wenden sich mehr als 250 zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen in einem offenen Brief an die Bundeskanzlerin. PRO ASYL, Ärzte ohne Grenzen (MSF), Amnesty International, Sea-Watch, Seebrücke, Diakonie, Caritas, der Paritätische, Brot für die Welt, der Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund und die vielen weiteren unterzeichnenden Organisationen kritisieren: »Wir sind erschüttert angesichts der gegenwärtigen europäischen Politik, die immer stärker auf Abschottung und Abschreckung setzt – und dabei tausendfaches Sterben billigend in Kauf nimmt. Die Pflicht zur Seenotrettung ist Völkerrecht und das Recht auf Leben nicht verhandelbar.«
Language(s): Deutsch / German

Lesbos: Overview arrivals of refugees 2018

Since the EU-Turkey Agreement came into force three years ago, the tense situation on the five Greek hotspot islands Lesbos, Samos, Chios, Leros and Kos has developed into a permanent situation in which people live in overcrowded camps and are often stuck for years. Only very few are brought back to Turkey, new boats continue to reach the Greek coast regularly. Read here an overview report about the arrivals of refugees on Lesbos 2018 and their situation on the ground.
Language(s): Deutsch / German