VIOLENCE AND ABUSE AGAINST REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS ALONG THE BALKANS ROUTE “This report sheds light on human rights violations against refugees and migrants along the Western Balkans route, focusing on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia. It finds that widespread pushbacks and collective expulsions – often accompanied with violence – and routine denial of access…


Leave no one behind

A pilot study on disaggregating SDG indicators by migratory status On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets. The commitment to “leave no one behind” has been a key feature of all…


No escape from hell

EU Policies Contribute to Abuse of Migrants in Libya In July 2018, two Human Rights Watch researchers visited four detention centres in Tripoli, Misurata and Zuwara, Libya. They documented the inhuman conditions in which thousands of people are held. Severe overcrowding, poor hygiene, poor food and water quality resulting in malnutrition, poor health care, violence…


Forced migration – A World bank report

Before 2050 at least 143 million people will be forced to move within their country due to climate change. Of these 143 million, more than half – at least 86 million – will be in Sub-Saharan Africa, an area that has been suffering for decades from such phenomena as drought and recurrent famine, desertification and…


Presenting the Border Towns and Islands Network (Register here)

Open public session to present the Border Towns and Islands Network and the wider scope of Snapshots from the Borders project. Event organized with the support of the MEP Thomas Waitz from the Group of the Greens – European Free Alliance. Speakers: Salvatore Martello, Mayor of Lampedusa and Linosa Thomas Waitz, Member of the European…


The European Commission, migration policy towards the election

The European Commission’s new report on progress in the field of immigration, published on 3 March 2019, also in anticipation of the next European elections in May 2019, is dedicated as always to data, but is characterized – compared to the past – by political messages on the subject. The report also focuses on fake…

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Egypt, insufficient resources to finance assistance for refugees

“I am deeply troubled by the fact that 8 out of 10 refugees in Egypt are living in desperate humanitarian conditions. They cannot meet even their most basic needs. Putting bread on the table is a daily challenge,” said on March 4 the UN High Commissioner for Refugees,  Filippo Grandi. Ongoing conflicts in Yemen and…


Committee for the Prevention of Torture

On February 19th 2019, the report of the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) about the situation of psychiatric patients in immigration detainees centers in Greece was published. The Council observers visited, during the period from 10 to 19 April 2018, five immigration centers….


Italy – Niger: another case of outsourcing of borders

One week ago, three actors from Italian civil society, Rete Disarmo, Asgi, and Cild, published a report on the agreement between the governments of Italy and Niger. The agreement was signed on September 15, 2017, but, so far, the document has never been discussed in Parliament, as required by Italian law on international treaties. Rete…


Global Risks Report and migration

Like every year, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 15, 2019, the Global Risks Report 2019, a global overview (from around one thousand members of its stakeholder communities) of opportunities or risks for big companies and economic actors, was published. Global risks were defined as uncertain events which,…