• 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.

  • 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.

  • Japan is opening its door to migrants

    Japan is opening its door to migrants1

    For a long period of time Japan has been one of the world’s most homogenous countries; and even today only 2% of the population is foreign born. This is especially unusual given that large GDP countries like Japan generally tend to attract immigrants. But lately there is more and more evidence that their migration policies are finally going to be changed.


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