Monthly Archives: October 2014

Migrant Survivors of Shipwreck Tell Their Stories

“Shipwreck Was Simple Murder, Migrants Recall,” by Jim Yardley for the New York Times: On the last morning, only four of the survivors remained. Two sets of Palestinian brothers, exhausted and adrift in the Mediterranean beneath a blazing white sun. … Continue reading

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Operation Mare Nostrum: One Year On

As one year will soon elapse, Italy is signaling to the EU that they wish to cease their mission, Operation Mare Nostrum, or “Our Sea,” and allow Frontex, a frontier border surveillance agency, to carry out the difficult burden of … Continue reading

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Council of Europe Critisizes Greece for Migrant Conditions

“Council of Europe slams Greece on migrant treatment,” from ANSAmed: Migrants are held in ”unacceptable” conditions in police stations across Greece and conditions in ‘pre-departure centers’ are only slightly better, according to a report by the Committee for the Prevention … Continue reading

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Countering Operation Mos Maiorum: Crowdsourced Map Aids Migrants Evading Police

“Crowdsourced map helps migrants evade European crackdown,” from Al Jazeera: As “irregular migrants” find themselves targeted by a European-wide crackdown, some online are helping them circumvent police check points. The operation (link is external), known as “Mos Maiorum”, began Monday … Continue reading

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Italy Recieves Aid from the EU

“Italy gets more EU aid to curb Mediterranean migration,” from the BBC: The EU border agency Frontex says it has pledges of new equipment to help Italy cope with the migrant influx in the Mediterranean but more is needed. Frontex … Continue reading

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