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Italy’s far-right government accused of causing further harm to the traumatised refugees on two rescue ships

• Survivors on the Humanity 1 and Geo Barents begin hunger strike in protest against government’s mistreatment • Mission Lifeline disembarks 95 people in southern Italy • Ocean Viking declares emergency and heads to France • Inadequate translations postpone Iuventa pretrial again ITALY’S far-right government is causing further harm to people already traumatised, human rightsContinue reading “Italy’s far-right government accused of causing further harm to the traumatised refugees on two rescue ships”

Refugee rights defenders condemn the EU-Turkey migrant deal on its fifth anniversary

Meanwhile, the Ocean Viking rescue ship finds 11 people off the coast of Libya Refugee rights groups condemned the European Union’s migrant deal with Turkey today on its fifth anniversary. The 2016 deal, officially known as EU-Turkey Statement, allowed the Greek authorities to return to Turkey any person who had crossed into the country irregularly.Continue reading “Refugee rights defenders condemn the EU-Turkey migrant deal on its fifth anniversary”