Rescuers race towards 207 people stranded for days without food, water, or help from the European authorities

The Humanity 1, which changed course yesterday and is nearing the boat’s last known position, is already carrying 208 survivors AN ACTIVIST-RUN refugee rescue ship is racing towards a boat carrying about 207 people* adrift in the central Mediterranean for over a week, and without food or water or assistance from the authorities for days.Continue reading “Rescuers race towards 207 people stranded for days without food, water, or help from the European authorities”

Malta abandons 80 people in distress in its search-and-rescue area

The island nation orders merchant vessel not to help them. Meanwhile, over 700 rescued refugees on two NGO ships wait for land MALTA has abandoned about 60 to 80 people stranded within in its Mediterranean search-and-rescue (SAR) area today and ordered a merchant vessel not to help them, activists have warned. Alarm Phone, an activistContinue reading “Malta abandons 80 people in distress in its search-and-rescue area”

Greece and Turkey abandon Syrian refugees trapped on island for over a week

Both countries refuse to take responsibility for around 70 people in distress, and claim the island is not their territory THE governments of Greece and Turkey ignored calls today to launch an urgent rescue of Syrian refugees trapped for over a week on an islet in the river that separates the two countries. About 70Continue reading “Greece and Turkey abandon Syrian refugees trapped on island for over a week”

‘The real crime is the EU’s border regime’, activists say as refugees and rescue workers prepare to go to court

‘The duty to save lives at sea is being put on trial’, Amnesty International warns ahead of Iuventa pretrial. Meanwhile, 500 survivors on the Geo Barents still wait for dry land TWO refugees and 21 rescue workers are due to appear in court this week charged with people smuggling, but the real crime is theContinue reading “‘The real crime is the EU’s border regime’, activists say as refugees and rescue workers prepare to go to court”

Refugee pushbacks at Greece’s borders continued unabated last year, new report finds

Mare Liberum publishes harrowing testimonies from refugees in its Pushback Report 2021 THE illegal practice of forcibly returning refugees across borders, known as pushback, continued unabated in Greece last year, an independent human rights organisation says in a report published today. The report, by Mare Liberum, a charity that monitors the Greek coastguard’s treatment ofContinue reading “Refugee pushbacks at Greece’s borders continued unabated last year, new report finds”

34 people stuck on islet in the Evros River for two days in need of rescue

Alarm Phone and BVMN demand Greek authorities launch rescue operation immediately ACTIVISTS have demanded that the authorities save the lives of 34 people, including six children and a pregnant woman, currently stuck on an islet in the river that separates Greece from Turkey for the last two days. The 34 people made the attempted crossingContinue reading “34 people stuck on islet in the Evros River for two days in need of rescue”

Greek authorities tear 25 Afghan refugees, including 17 children, from Lesbos and set them adrift at sea

Aegean Boat Report reveals how the Hellenic Coastguard dumped the survivors 200 km away from safety THE GREEK authorities on Lesbos arrested 25 Afghan refugees, including 17 children, on the island of Lesbos on Monday before setting them adrift in the Aegean Sea, a charity warned today. After surviving the dangerous crossing from Turkey andContinue reading “Greek authorities tear 25 Afghan refugees, including 17 children, from Lesbos and set them adrift at sea”

10 more refugee lives lost on ‘the world’s deadliest migration route’

Meanwhile, three activists are to stand trial in Greece after saving thousands of lives in the Aegean Sea AT LEAST ten more refugee lives have been added to the growing number of those lost in the central Mediterranean so far this year. The international medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced on Tuesday night thatContinue reading “10 more refugee lives lost on ‘the world’s deadliest migration route’”

Greece told to drop charges against father of 6-year-old refugee who drowned while trying to cross the Aegean Sea

Meanwhile, the Ocean Viking still waits for Europe to allow 306 refugees to come ashore GREECE must drop the charges brought against the father of a six-year-old boy who died in a shipwreck in the Aegean Sea last year and another man who piloted the boat, refugee rights campaigners have demanded. The two men, knownContinue reading “Greece told to drop charges against father of 6-year-old refugee who drowned while trying to cross the Aegean Sea”

Greek coastguard’s intentions called into question after it orders human rights monitoring ship to go back to port

Meanwhile, in the central Med, Sea-Watch 3 allowed to come ashore, but Aita Mari is kept waiting THE Greek coastguard’s intentions were called into question today after it ordered an NGO ship to sail back to port for supposedly “posing a danger” to its operations — despite not ordering the other vessels in the areaContinue reading “Greek coastguard’s intentions called into question after it orders human rights monitoring ship to go back to port”

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