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”

Activist-rescuers save the lives of 171 refugees in central Mediterranean

Meanwhile, 17 die in shipwreck off Tunisia RESCUERS have prevented 171 refugees from drowning in the central Mediterranean this weekend. European charity SOS Mediterranee announced this afternoon that the crew aboard its rescue ship Ocean Viking had picked up 70 people from a deflating rubber boat in international waters off Libya. “A Libyan patrol vesselContinue reading “Activist-rescuers save the lives of 171 refugees in central Mediterranean”

At least 117 refugees drowned trying to reach Europe in the last 12 days

Activists vow to continue the fight against Fortress Europe’s deadly border regime ACTIVISTS vowed to continue to fight against Europe’s deadly border regime today, following the deaths of at least 117 refugees at sea in the past 12 days. Thirty-six people are feared to have lost their lives in a shipwreck that occurred off theContinue reading “At least 117 refugees drowned trying to reach Europe in the last 12 days”

Rescuers save the lives of 86 people at ‘the most dangerous frontier on the planet’

Meanwhile, activists blast the Greek government on anniversary of Moria fire AN NGO ship saved the lives of over 80 people in two rescue operations today, the first one occurring within hours of reaching “the most dangerous frontier on the planet.” The Astral, a ship operated by the Spanish charity Open Arms, left Syracuse onContinue reading “Rescuers save the lives of 86 people at ‘the most dangerous frontier on the planet’”

Unesco opens Tunisian memorial to shipwrecked refugees

Le Jardin d’Afrique is both a symbol and an actual burial place for the refugees who perish along the perilous sea routes of the Mediterranean by Michal Boncza THE director-general of the UN’s cultural agency Unesco, Audrey Azoula, inaugurated a garden in the coastal Tunisian town of Zarzis this week commemorating refugees who drowned whileContinue reading “Unesco opens Tunisian memorial to shipwrecked refugees”

65 refugees feared dead in shipwreck off Libyan coast

Italian, Maltese, Libyan and Tunisian coastguards accused of rejecting responsibility for refugee distress case in international waters ACTIVISTS have laid the blame for the assumed deaths of 65 refugees in an apparent shipwreck off the coast of Libya this weekend. A boat carrying around 65 people — including two pregnant women — in international watersContinue reading “65 refugees feared dead in shipwreck off Libyan coast”

The Mare Jonio sets sail for the central Mediterranean following 24 hours of refugee tragedies

Twenty bodies found from shipwreck off Tunisian coast yesterday, while the IOM reports the Libya Coastguard returned 185 people to war-torn country ANOTHER NGO refugee rescue ship is making its way to the central Mediterranean following a day of tragedies. The bodes of at least 20 people were found off the coast of Tunisia yesterdayContinue reading “The Mare Jonio sets sail for the central Mediterranean following 24 hours of refugee tragedies”

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