« Nonsensical”, “Dishonest”, “Illegal”: the ‘Code of Conduct’ • Sea-Watch

Italy has drafted a Code of Conduct which it wants to impose on NGOs carrying out Search and Rescue (SAR) in the Mediterranean. Dr. Violeta Moreno-Lax, Senior Lecturer in law at Queen Mary University of London, explains why many of the clauses are “either redundant or simply illegal.” Sea-Watch: Perhaps we could start with the … Lire la suite « Nonsensical”, “Dishonest”, “Illegal”: the ‘Code of Conduct’ • Sea-Watch

A Deadly Journey for Children

UNICEF’s latest report about children in the refugee and migrant crisis. Last year, at least 4,579 people died attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya. It is estimated that at least 700 of those who lost their lives were children. Refugee and migrant children and women are routinely suffering sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention … Lire la suite A Deadly Journey for Children

Frères migrants, les poètes déclarent

L’écrivain Patrick Chamoiseau lance un appel de solidarité avec les migrants. « Ne pas accueillir, même pour de bonnes raisons, celui qui vient qui passe qui souffre et qui appelle est un acte criminel », affirme-t-il dans une « déclaration des poètes » qui conclut Frères migrants, à paraître au Seuil. Source : Frères migrants, les poètes déclarent… – Page 1 … Lire la suite Frères migrants, les poètes déclarent

Europe’s migration ‘partnerships’ with Africa need a new direction in 2017

Dans la logique du dernier billet publié, Europe’s African ‘wall’ now almost complete, un nouveau billet qui insiste également, à raison, sur le fait que la politique européenne (mais c’est également le cas des politiques étatiques) ne s’attaquent qu’aux symptômes et non aux causes profondes des migrations, ce qui les conduit inéluctablement à l’échec (en … Lire la suite Europe’s migration ‘partnerships’ with Africa need a new direction in 2017

« Ceux qui ne sont jamais arrivés », une image du naufrage migratoire en Méditerranée – Levi Westerveld

Pour une nouvelle et impressionnante manière de cartographier les migrations : De nombreuses cartes migratoires témoignant des tragédies humaines en Mer Méditerranée ont été produites depuis ces dix dernières années, souvent très informatives. Mais permettent-elles de percevoir la réalité des situations vécues par les migrants ?   Travaillant pour une organisation qui a vocation d’informer le … Lire la suite « Ceux qui ne sont jamais arrivés », une image du naufrage migratoire en Méditerranée – Levi Westerveld

Le calvaire des migrants coincés par le froid

Les températures glaciales en Serbie ou en Grèce rendent la situation des réfugiés encore plus difficile. MSF dénonce une aide inappropriée. Des milliers de migrants et réfugiés sont coincés sous des températures glaciales en Grèce et dans les Balkans. Les conditions d’accueil ne sont pas adaptées aux conditions hivernales, dénonce Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Cette … Lire la suite Le calvaire des migrants coincés par le froid

Precarious Trajectories film showing + expert panel at Coventry Cathedral 30 January

Precarious Trajectories: voices from the Mediterranean migration crisis Film by Dr Simon Parker (University of York), followed by Q&A discussion with Dr Simon Parker, Dr Myria Georgiou (LSE), and Dr Vicki Squire (University of Warwick) Monday 30th January, 6-7:30pm Chapter House, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry Set on location in Libya, Italy and Greece during 2015-2016, at … Lire la suite Precarious Trajectories film showing + expert panel at Coventry Cathedral 30 January

World Fatalities of Migrants, Refugees Approach 7,500 in 2016 as Three-year Total Tops 18,501

IOM released preliminary figures on Friday, 6 January for all migrant or refugee deaths worldwide in 2016 – reporting an estimate of 7,495 men, women and children dead or missing across five continents. That total compares to 5,267 in 2014 and 5,740 last year.  The three-year total: 18,501. Much of the increase is due to … Lire la suite World Fatalities of Migrants, Refugees Approach 7,500 in 2016 as Three-year Total Tops 18,501

The small African region with more refugees than all of Europe

Hunger follows displaced people around north-east Nigeria, as Boko Haram and climate change drive millions from their homes As Ali Kawu eases his handcart to a halt on a recent morning in north-east Nigeria, it is the first time he has dared to stop walking in more than 24 hours. A day earlier, at 8am, Boko Haram militants … Lire la suite The small African region with more refugees than all of Europe

Fracking, mining, murder: the killer agenda driving migration in Mexico and Central America

  Gang violence is forcing people to flee Central America and Mexico, heading north to the United States in record numbers. Right? That’s the standard narrative: organised crime and drug trafficking have given Central America’s “Northern Triangle” (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) the highest homicide rates on earth, sending scared citizens packing. Indeed, Honduras ranks second, behind … Lire la suite Fracking, mining, murder: the killer agenda driving migration in Mexico and Central America

Migrant Deaths Worldwide Top 7,100 – Over Half in the Mediterranean

IOM is reporting today (16/12) 7,189 migrants and refugees have died or remain missing on world migratory routes. This is the highest yearly number  IOM has ever recorded, and represents an average of 20 deaths per day, suggesting the deaths of another 200-300 men, women and children well may be recorded worldwide before 2016 comes … Lire la suite Migrant Deaths Worldwide Top 7,100 – Over Half in the Mediterranean

Migrants and Smugglers Get Creative to Circumvent Immigration Enforcement

In 2016, smugglers, migrants, and asylum seekers responded to policies and measures aimed at managing spontaneous migration flows, including the building of walls and closure of borders, by shifting routes and getting more creative in their attempts to reach their destinations. Migrant and smuggler perceptions of looming policy changes also played an important role in … Lire la suite Migrants and Smugglers Get Creative to Circumvent Immigration Enforcement