Rescuers save 207 refugees stranded at sea for over a week

The three-month-old baby that was feared dead is alive, SOS Humanity confirms. The rescued now join 208 others aboard the Humanity 1, while over 500 more wait for dry land on two other NGO ships ACTIVIST rescuers reached a refugee boat in the central Mediterranean last night that had been adrift for over a weekContinue reading “Rescuers save 207 refugees stranded at sea for over a week”

UNHCR official accused of ‘victim blaming’ the mothers of missing refugees in the Mediterranean

ACTIVISTS accused a United Nation’s refugee agency (UNHCR) official of “victim blaming” today after he took to social media to criticise the mothers of missing migrants and refugees. In Tunisia today, human rights activists and civil society organisations took part in a commemorative protest, or “CommemorAction,” with relatives of the thousands of people that haveContinue reading “UNHCR official accused of ‘victim blaming’ the mothers of missing refugees in the Mediterranean”

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”

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”

Malta refuses to provide safety to 106 refugees aboard the Sea-Eye 4

Meanwhile, Greece fails to act on ECHR order to rescue 34 people trapped on river island MALTA has once again refused to allow the crew of an NGO refugee rescue ship to disembark people rescued from the central Mediterranean. The Sea-Eye 4 rescue ship is currently carrying 106 people saved in four operations since Wednesday.Continue reading “Malta refuses to provide safety to 106 refugees aboard the Sea-Eye 4”

Europe’s humanitarian crisis will not stop for Christmas, rescuers warn

Close to 800 refugees on the Sea-Eye 4, Ocean Viking and Geo Barents ships are in need of dry land THE humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean will not stop for Christmas, civilian rescuers carrying close to 800 refugees warned today. Three rescue ships, the Sea-Eye 4, Ocean Viking and Geo Barents, are currently operating inContinue reading “Europe’s humanitarian crisis will not stop for Christmas, rescuers warn”

400 refugees saved in 72 hours off Libyan coast with no help from European authorities

Rescuers onboard the Sea-Eye 4 call for a port of safety to disembark the rescued CIVILIAN refugee rescuers have saved the lives of more than 400 people in just 72 hours in the central Mediterranean — with no help from the European maritime authorities. The activist-run emergency hotline organisation Alarm Phone alerted the crew ofContinue reading “400 refugees saved in 72 hours off Libyan coast with no help from European authorities”

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