01. April 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Intercept: Frontex Rösler und EU-Rückzug aus Seenotrettung · Kategorien: EU, Hintergrund, Italien, Lesehinweise, Libyen · Tags: ,

The Intercept | 01.04.2017

ABANDONED AT SEA

Europe Keeps Its Rescue Ships Far From the Coast of Libya — Where Thousands of Refugees Have Drowned

Zach Campbell

THE RESCUERS PREPARE for the calm days, more than the stormy ones.

On land in small towns near the Libyan coast, refugees from Africa and the Middle East are crowded into safe houses, waiting for good weather. When the sea quiets, the refugees pack onto rubber dinghies or large wooden fishing vessels and set off in the early morning toward Europe.

An average of 3,500 people have died each year while trying to make the journey to Italy from North Africa since 2014. Their vessels are overcrowded, unseaworthy, and have a near-nothing chance of making it to Europe. Most of the boats sink just 20 to 40 miles from the Libyan coast.

These are preventable deaths. Since 2014, the European Union has deliberately chosen to keep their coast guard patrol boats far from where the shipwrecks happen, a decision detailed in an internal letter obtained by The Intercept and other leaked documents. Saving more lives, the logic goes, will only encourage more refugees to come. The result is that rescue boats are kept away from where rescues are actually needed.

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01. April 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Algerien: 29 harraga arrêtés au large de Annaba · Kategorien: Algerien, Italien · Tags: ,

Émigration clandestine

29 harraga arrêtés au large de Annaba

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Les éléments du groupement territorial des garde-côtes de Annaba ont intercepté et secouru, dans la nuit du jeudi à vendredi, trois embarcations artisanales à bord desquelles avaient pris place respectivement 13, 8 et 8 jeunes candidats à l’émigration clandestine, avons-nous appris du SAMU et de la Protection civile de Annaba. Agés de 22 à 38 ans, ces jeunes infortunés naviguaient à 8 miles nautiques au nord de Ras El Hamra lorsque les trois embarcations ont été repérées, respectivement vers 0h30, 1h40 et 2h par les forces navales, relevant de la 5e Région militaire. Weiterlesen »

01. April 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Libysche Anwältin gegen Abkommen mit Italien – Interview · Kategorien: Italien, Libyen · Tags: , , ,

Internazionale | 30.03.2017

L’avvocata libica che ha portato in tribunale l’accordo con l’Italia sui migranti

È l’avvocata più famosa della Libia, vive tra il Canada e Tripoli, e si occupa da tempo di diritti umani in uno dei paesi più complicati del mondo. Ora Azza Maghur, insieme ad altri cinque connazionali, ex politici e giuristi, ha presentato un ricorso in tribunale contro il memorandum d’intesa tra Tripoli e Roma firmato lo scorso 2 febbraio dal presidente del consiglio italiano Paolo Gentiloni e dal premier del governo di unità nazionale libico (Gna) Fayez al Sarraj. L’accordo dovrebbe fermare il flusso di migranti che arrivano sulle coste italiane attraversando il mar Mediterraneo. Ma secondo Maghur, figlia di un ex ministro degli esteri e ambasciatore della Libia presso le Nazioni Unite, l’intesa è illegittima e incostituzionale.

Il 22 marzo la corte d’appello di Tripoli ha accolto il ricorso, ha dato ragione a Maghur e ai suoi colleghi e ha sospeso il memorandum, in attesa delle udienze del processo. “È solo il primo passo di questa battaglia legale”, dice l’avvocata a Internazionale. “Le istituzioni statali libiche sono deboli e la loro autorità è contestata”. Il governo di Tripoli guidato da Al Sarraj, l’unico riconosciuto dall’Italia e dalla comunità internazionale, è in un momento di particolare vulnerabilità. La Russia sembra pronta a un ritorno in Nordafrica e corteggia il maresciallo Khalifa Haftar sostenuto dal parlamento di Tobruk che è stato eletto nel 2014 e non riconosce l’autorità del governo di unità nazionale insediato a Tripoli.

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01. April 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Europe’s Refugee Frontier: Pushbacks and Border Closures in Serbia · Kategorien: Balkanroute, Serbien, Ungarn · Tags: ,

Newsdeeply 24.03.17

In the first part of our series ‘Europe’s Outsourced Refugees,’ we report from Belgrade on how illegal pushbacks of asylum seekers along the Balkan route are leaving refugees invisible and unprotected.
Written by Preethi Nallu Weiterlesen »

01. April 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Desperate Red Sea Journeys: Refugees Pour Into and Out of Yemen · Kategorien: Afrika, Eritrea · Tags:

Newsdeeply 28.03.17

Following the attack that killed 42 Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen, we report from Djibouti on the desperate choices faced by refugees who fled to Yemen and now find themselves in the middle of another conflict.
Written by Emilienne Malfatto, Emeline Wuilbercq

OBOCK, Djibouti – Madinah Ibrahim Ali has crossed the Red Sea twice. The first time, 25 years ago, she was fleeing the Eritrean regime with her husband toward the Arabian Peninsula, with hopes for a better future.

The second time, in 2015, they fled in the opposite direction to escape war in Yemen. This time, they went with fewer hopes and “no future,” she says.

They are among thousands of refugees fleeing in both directions across the narrow passage of water that separates the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa. Weiterlesen »