Four-year-old girl dies after Greece and Malta failed to launch rescue three days after activists raised the alarm

‘A choice of non-assistance by responsible European authorities has produced suffering and death’ THE Greek and Maltese maritime authorities were blamed for the death of a four-year-old girl who died today — three days after activists alerted them to her boat in distress. The girl was part of a group of around 60 people whoContinue reading “Four-year-old girl dies after Greece and Malta failed to launch rescue three days after activists raised the alarm”

A day for ‘sadness and rage’ as pregnant woman dies and 22 others go missing at Europe’s deadly Mediterranean border

MSF’s Geo Barents rescue ship pulls 71 people from shipwreck RESCUERS reacted with “sadness and rage” today following news of the death of a pregnant woman and 22 others in the central Mediterranean yesterday. The Geo Barents rescue ship came upon a sinking rubber boat in the evening after her crew was alerted to aContinue reading “A day for ‘sadness and rage’ as pregnant woman dies and 22 others go missing at Europe’s deadly Mediterranean border”

Mediterranean death toll will continue to rise, activists warn after Britain bans refugee rescue ship from sailing

Meanwhile, authorities ignore ResQship’s urgent request for assistance after its sailing ship finds 19 people in distress THE refugee death toll in the central Mediterranean will continue to rise, activists said today after Britain’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) banned a rescue organisation from using one of its ships. German rescue organisation Sea-Watch revealed thisContinue reading “Mediterranean death toll will continue to rise, activists warn after Britain bans refugee rescue ship from sailing”

The unnecessary wait for safety is over for 588 refugees, but the authorities keep 312 others at sea as their health deteriorates

THE unnecessarily long wait for dry land is finally over for 588 refugees aboard two activist-run rescue ships in the central Mediterranean — but hundreds more on another vessel continue to wait for their rights to be respected. The Italian authorities gave permission today for the rescuers aboard the Aita Mari to disembark 112 survivorsContinue reading “The unnecessary wait for safety is over for 588 refugees, but the authorities keep 312 others at sea as their health deteriorates”

European authorities deny safety to over 800 refugees in the Mediterranean on World Refugee Day

The Aita Mari, Sea-Eye 4, Nadir and Sea-Watch 4’s calls for a port have fallen on deaf ears WORLD REFUGEE DAY was marked today by the European authorities continuing to refuse to provide safety to over 800 refugees on four rescue ships in the central Mediterranean. The Aita Mari rescue ship has been at seaContinue reading “European authorities deny safety to over 800 refugees in the Mediterranean on World Refugee Day”

Over 500 refugees in the Mediterranean wait on European authorities to provide them with safety

Meanwhile, the pretrial against the Iuventa rescue workers is put on hold due to Italian prosecution’s procedural errors OVER 500 refugees are waiting on the European authorities to provide them with a safe port after activist rescuers saved their lives in the central Mediterranean. The Aita Mari, a rescue ship belonging to Basque charity HumanitarianContinue reading “Over 500 refugees in the Mediterranean wait on European authorities to provide them with safety”

Britain’s first Rwanda deportation flight grounded due to action in the courts and on the streets

Activists warn the Home Office ‘will work harder than ever to deport more people’ A WAVE of direct action, legal fights and a last minute intervention by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) prevented the British government from carrying out its first deportation of asylum seekers to Rwanda last night. When The Civil FleetContinue reading “Britain’s first Rwanda deportation flight grounded due to action in the courts and on the streets”

A ‘dark chapter for refugee rights’ begins as judge rules Britain can banish refugees to Rwanda

Campaigners and lawyers get 24 asylum seekers off of scheduled deportation flight, but at least seven others have not been so lucky A “dark chapter in global refugee rights” has begun, campaigners said today, as the UK’s Court of Appeal rejected a last-ditch legal challenge to stop the government banishing asylum seekers to Rwanda. TheContinue reading “A ‘dark chapter for refugee rights’ begins as judge rules Britain can banish refugees to Rwanda”

Activists save over 80 refugees abandoned in Malta’s SAR zone by the European maritime authorities

Meanwhile, the Ocean Viking is finally allowed to disembark some of the 296 people saved by her crew 11 days ago THE EUROPEAN authorities failed once again to respond to a refugee boat in distress in the central Mediterranean today, leaving activists rescuers to save the lives of over 80 people within Malta‘s search-and-rescue (SAR)Continue reading “Activists save over 80 refugees abandoned in Malta’s SAR zone by the European maritime authorities”

Activists mark shipwreck anniversary with call for accountability

About 130 people died in the central Mediterranean on April 22, 2021, despite repeated calls to the authorities REFUGEE rescue and support activists marked the first anniversary of a shipwreck in the central Mediterranean today by reiterating calls for action and accountability for the disaster. About 130 people set sail from Libya on April 20,Continue reading “Activists mark shipwreck anniversary with call for accountability”

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