Tag Archives: Catania

More than 500 Migrants Landed off Italian Coast

“Hundreds of migrants rescued off Italy coast,” from the Sun Daily: More than 500 boat people have been rescued or landed off the southern coast of Italy since Friday afternoon, officials said. The Italian coastguard scrambled overnight to rescue passengers … Continue reading

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Many Obstacles for Syrian Refugees in Europe

“No welcome mat for Syrians in Europe,” from IRIN: The human exodus from Syria started with a trickle in the latter half of 2011 that became a steady stream in 2012, and turned into a flood in 2013. The UN … Continue reading

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Violent Gangs Smuggling Individuals into Italy

“Violent gangs smuggle thousands into Italy: U.N. Expert,” by Naomi O’Leary for Reuters: Violent gangs are smuggling thousands of men, women and children into Italy, bypassing often inadequate border checks and other efforts to control the growing problem, the United … Continue reading

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Response from a Visitor

A visitor of this website has reached out to inform me about his Palestinian relatives that had been detained by Italian authorities after fleeing the conflict in Syria. The treatment of his relatives is described in his e-mail below: Greetings, … Continue reading

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Almost 1,000 Refugees Rescued in Sicily

“Almost 1000 refugees rescued in Channel of Sicily,” from ANSAmed:. The Italian Navy and Coast Guard and several merchant ships rescued a total of close to 1,000 refugees on five different boats in the Channel of Sicily overnight. A group … Continue reading

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