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 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”

The lives of seven refugees could have been saved had the authorities acted earlier, activists say

Meanwhile, over 400 refugees on board the Geo Barents wait for Europe to finally allow them to come ashore THE DEATHS of seven refugees in the Mediterranean could have been prevented had the authorities arrived earlier, civilian rescuers charged today. The authorities were first alerted to a boat in distress carrying what was later confirmedContinue reading “The lives of seven refugees could have been saved had the authorities acted earlier, activists say”

EU-supported Libyan Coastguards fire on refugee who jumped overboard and swam towards rescuers

The Louise Michel warns of another atrocity carried out by the so-called coastguards, just days after ICC told to investigate Italy and Malta’s role in possible crimes against humanity in Libya RESCUERS witnessed the Libyan Coastguard shooting at a refugee who jumped into the from one of its patrol ships in the Mediterranean today. TheContinue reading “EU-supported Libyan Coastguards fire on refugee who jumped overboard and swam towards rescuers”

Stranded refugees in Libya call for donations to aid their survival and continue protests

‘We are now exposed to kidnappings, militia attacks and extortion,’ protester says after UNHCR closes community day centre in Tripoli REFUGEES stranded in Libya’s capital city have launched a crowdfund to raise money for medicines, food and shelter, and to help them cover the costs of their continued protests against their treatment. A group ofContinue reading “Stranded refugees in Libya call for donations to aid their survival and continue protests”

Fossil fuel giant Shell and EU maritime authorities accused of complicity in Mediterranean refugee ‘pullback’

Banksy-funded rescue ship Louise Michel carries 31 refugees as Tunisian Navy sends 70 to its ‘unsafe’ country EUROPEAN maritime authorities and fossil fuel giant Shell were accused of complicity in the sending of about 70 refugees to an unsafe country today. Civilian rescuers on board the Louise Michel, a rescue ship part-funded by the elusiveContinue reading “Fossil fuel giant Shell and EU maritime authorities accused of complicity in Mediterranean refugee ‘pullback’”

‘This would not have happened if the people we found were white’

LEA REISNER tells The Civil Fleet about the Louise Michel, a feminist refugee rescue ship named after the famous anarchist and funded by the world’s most elusive street-art star — and how the civil fleet came to its aid when Europe abandoned it “THE revolt of the tribes was deadly serious,” wrote the French anarchistContinue reading “‘This would not have happened if the people we found were white’”

Sea Watch 4’s rescued refugees finally allowed to reach Italy’s shores

It’s heartbreaking to watch the rescued’s ‘belief in the goodness of humanity’ being met by Europe’s ‘cynical policy of exclusion,’ crew member says OVER 350 shipwrecked refugees rescued by an NGO vessel received news that they had finally been allowed to come ashore today, 11 days after the first group was saved in the central Mediterranean. The ItalianContinue reading “Sea Watch 4’s rescued refugees finally allowed to reach Italy’s shores”

‘The EU doesn’t have to shoot refugees; the sea will do the dirty work for it’

NEESKE BECKMANN tells The Civil Fleet what she and the Moonbird reconnaissance plane witnessed when Europe ignored the Louise Michel’s plea for help ON SATURDAY’S mission with our aircraft Moonbird, we were forced to witness once again everything that is wrong with the EU’s border policies. First we spotted the EU-funded, so-called Libyan Coastguard inContinue reading “‘The EU doesn’t have to shoot refugees; the sea will do the dirty work for it’”

New NGO ship joins wait for Europe to provide its 89 rescued passengers with a port of safety

Meanwhile, the brother of one of the 27 refugees stuck off Malta pleads with government to let the rescued come ashore A NEW refugee rescue ship has joined the Sea Watch 4 and the merchant ship Etienne in waiting for Europe to provide it with a port of safety. The Louise Michel is a formerContinue reading “New NGO ship joins wait for Europe to provide its 89 rescued passengers with a port of safety”

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