Migrants in Sicily - the monitoring project of Borderline Sicilia Onlus and borderline-europe

The already difficult situation of refugees and migrants in Italy and especially in Sicily has been exacerbated by the outbreak of the Corona pandemic. Although the amendment of the "Salvini Decrees" has finally been tackled, so that e.g. accommodation in so called SPRAR centers (with a new name, SAI)  will once again be possible for asylum seekers, but many problems remain unresolved.

Since 2011, monitoring, i.e. surveillance and observation of the situation, but also advocacy has been one of the core tasks of our sister association Borderline Sicilia Onlus. Arrivals, the situation of the centres, access to the asylum procedure are just some of the areas on which reports are published in three languages.

All materials and reports on the trilingual homepage of Borderline Sicilia:
www.borderlinesicilia.it
A project of Borderline Sicilia Onlus and borderline-europe, supported by the Protestant Church in the Rhineland.

For the year 2021 you will also find all articles in English here:

 

For the year 2020 you will also find all English articles here. Due to the reconstruction of the Borderline Sicilia website, all texts have to be moved first. Please excuse if some of the texts are not yet available.

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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 is producing the newsletter.

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Migrants in Sicily - the monitoring project of Borderline Sicilia Onlus and borderline-europe


Since 2011, monitoring and observation of the situation, but also advocacy has been one of the core tasks of our sister association Borderline Sicilia Onlus. Arrivals, the situation of the centres, access to the asylum procedure are just some of the areas on which reports are published in three languages.

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Central Mediterranean Info 2.0

borderline-europe started in March 2019 to put together information about the situation in the Central Mediterranean Sea for internal research reasons. In 2021 we decided to publish parts of the data via Social Media and on our website.

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EU ad hoc relocation- A LOTTERY FROM THE SEA TO THE HOTSPOTS AND BACK TO UNSAFETY

As a consequence of the Italian Ministry of the Interior's measures to block the arrival of people rescued from distress at sea, an EU ad hoc distribution mechanism was adopted in Malta in September 2019. With our new project, we are monitoring and documenting the implementation of these measures together with Sea-Watch, borderline Sicilia and the Refugee Council. We demand the stop of security checks by the German Domestic Intelligence Service in Italy and Malta. Relocation cannot take place without the people's consent to the country of destination and the guaranteed right to stay.

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Sahara: Externalisation of EU borders

The 9 million square kilometres of the Sahara now form an externalised border of the European Union. Push-backs, quarantine camps, military patrols and checkpoints in an area without infrastructure are supposed to ensure that the border becomes insurmountable. Who still dares to move can face easily death. We document human rights violations against people on the move in the Sahara.

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Criminalisation of migration and solidarity

Migration and solidarity with people on the move is being increasingly criminalised. Resisting this criminalisation is a central part of our work. We research and document socio-political developments and cases of criminalisation. In doing so, we provide concrete support for those affected and inform and sensitize a broad public in the form of information materials, public events and campaigns.

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