Seven years since Alan Kurdi’s tragic death, the Mediterranean and Aegean seas have become a mass graveyard

Activist tell The Civil Fleet how the situation for the people at Fortress Europe’s walls has only got worse since the two-year-old boy’s lifeless body was seen across the world IN THE seven years since the tragic death of the two-year-old Syrian-Kurdish boy Alan Kurdi, the Mediterranean and Aegean seas have become a mass graveyard,Continue reading “Seven years since Alan Kurdi’s tragic death, the Mediterranean and Aegean seas have become a mass graveyard”

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”

UK Border Force may have begun attempts to push refugees back across the Channel already, evidence suggests

Meanwhile, a Sudanese man drowns off the northern coast of France today ACTIVISTS have warned that the UK Border Force (UKBF) may have begun implementing the Home Office’s controversial plans to push asylum seekers back across the Channel to France. Channel Rescue, a human rights group monitoring the sea between Britain and France, said yesterdayContinue reading “UK Border Force may have begun attempts to push refugees back across the Channel already, evidence suggests”

‘The possibilities for change are endless’

Ben Cowles takes a look back at the podcast interviews he did this year, hoping that the words of those fighting back against Fortress Europe will inspire others to tear its walls down “I HAD this moment after our third rescue,” Doctors Without Borders (MSF) midwife Kira Smith says during our interview about the charity’sContinue reading “‘The possibilities for change are endless’”

Channel Rescue launches legal action against British Home Secretary’s plans to push refugees back to France

At least 30 people drown in the Channel today in an ‘macabre coincidence’ with the group’s announcement AN ACTIVIST group is to take British Home Secretary Priti Patel to court over her plans to have the UK Border Force push refugee boats in the Channel back to France. Channel Rescue, a grassroots human rights monitoringContinue reading “Channel Rescue launches legal action against British Home Secretary’s plans to push refugees back to France”

UK Border Force boats seen practising refugee pushbacks

Channel Rescue witnesses border guards use jet skis to turn an overcrowded boat around UK BORDER Force vessels in the English Channel were seen taking part in drills today that, according to a human rights monitoring organisation, resemble the illegal practice of refugee pushbacks. Channel Rescue activists spotted the training exercise from the beach atContinue reading “UK Border Force boats seen practising refugee pushbacks”

Activists launch mission to support refugees crossing the English Channel

Channel Rescue aims to safely monitor and document arrivals and to provide compassionate care and refuge to those arriving on Kent’s shore Story by Georgina Trace ACTIVISTS in Kent have launched a mission to ensure the human rights of refugees attempting to cross the Channel are upheld. Channel Rescue, a grassroots organisation which received overContinue reading “Activists launch mission to support refugees crossing the English Channel”

Activists to prevent English Channel becoming ‘a mass migrant graveyard like the Mediterranean’

A MIGRANT rescue group promised today to “not sit back and allow” the England Channel to “become a mass graveyard like the waters of the Mediterranean.” Channel Rescue, which launched last Thursday and surpassed its £10,000 funding goal in less than 24 hours, will be launching a human rights monitoring mission off the Kent coast.Continue reading “Activists to prevent English Channel becoming ‘a mass migrant graveyard like the Mediterranean’”

Activists raising funds for humanitarian ship in the channel

ACTIVISTS dismayed by the government’s failing of migrants crossing the Channel are raising funds to buy a ship and launch human rights patrols off the coast. The group, Channel Rescue, has set up a GoFundMe page and is aiming to raise £10,000 to buy a vessel, radios, life jackets, food and water, as well asContinue reading “Activists raising funds for humanitarian ship in the channel”

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