• Migrants without protection = Humanitarian principles at risk

    Migrants without protection = Humanitarian principles at risk0

    In the last few years, tens of thousands of people have left their homes and crossed the Mediterranean Sea. The media is constantly publishing stories of drowning migrants and of the harsh conditions of detention centres in Southern Europe. At the same time, the attitude towards migration has hardened in many European countries. Countries like Italy, Austria and Hungary have shown that there is very little humanity left.

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  • Pretending to care for migrants

    Pretending to care for migrants0

    On August 20 the Italian ship U. Diciotti with approximately 190 refugees on board docked at the port of Catania, Sicily. Soon after, the Italian government refused to let people off the ship, under the orders of new interior minister Matteo Salvini. For five days the entire group was detained in the docked ship. Under pressure of international community, the passengers were finally allowed off the ship on August 26. A similar situation occurred in June 2018 with the vessel Aquarius, which has been refused access to ports in Italy and Malta in the end having gone to Spain.

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  • Finland: Twenty beds, too many ill

    Finland: Twenty beds, too many ill0

    The Finnish Immigration Service operates a 20-bed facility in the city of Lahti offering mental health care services to asylum seekers.  However, this unit is the only one of the type in the whole country and is insufficient and constantly full.

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