Tag Archives: Mediterranean Sea

The Fateful Voyage Across the Med

“Med becomes a no-man’s land for migrants,” by Tom Burgis, Lobna Monieb and James Politi from the Financial Times: Mohanad Luthon was in good spirits when he called his uncle on the evening of September 7, a day into the … 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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Sicilian Town Takes Care of Migrants

“Sicilian Town on Migrants’ Route Cares for the Living and the Dead,” by Jim Yardley for the New York Times: The 18 coffins were placed in two neat rows beneath the late-afternoon sun as the mayor and other dignitaries took … Continue reading

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Italian Prime Minister Makes First Official Trip to Tunisia

“New Italy PM makes Tunisia his first official trip abroad,” from the Middle East Online: Italy’s newly appointed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited Tunisia on Tuesday in his first official trip abroad, saying the Mediterranean should be the heart of … Continue reading

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The European Union announced a €10 million “rights-based migration management and asylum system” programme in Libya

“Supporting human rights-based migration management and asylum system in Libya,” from the European Commission: The European Union (EU) has announced a €10 million programme which will contribute to the establishment of a “rights-based migration management and asylum system in Libya”. … Continue reading

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