Civil Society Statement regarding the ongoing detention of asylum seekers at Safi Barracks and the Initial Reception Centre

We are deeply concerned about the ongoing detention of hundreds of asylum-seekers – men, women and children – on medical grounds at the Initial Reception Centre and Safi Barracks. We believe that, in many cases, the detention is completely unlawful. National law allows the health authorities...

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NGOs commend Maltese Government and call on European Member States to do more

The undersigned NGOs commend the decision taken by the Government of Malta to receive the 356 migrants and refugees saved at sea by the Ocean Viking. For two long weeks, the rescued men, women and children were abandoned on a rescue vessel, forced to endure the scorching heat, uncertainty and...

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Europe must take collective responsibility for rescued migrants

Joint NGO Press Statement As Malta swelters in the summer heat, over 350 men, women and children are out at sea, stranded aboard rescue vessels waiting to be allowed to land. Despite repeated requests to Italy and Malta for a safe port, to date neither Member State has allowed...

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Jiddeskrivu dak li ġara llum bħala “assurd u krudili”

Koalizzjoni ta’ 20 organizzazzjoni mhux governattiva ddeskriviet dak li ġara llum, fejn għexieren ta’ immigranti instabu jgħixu fi stalel u ġew żgumbrati, bħala “assurd u krudili fuq kull livell.” Il-koalizzjoni, li qed tikkampanja għal tibdil fil-liġijiet tal-kera residenzjali, qalet lil TVM...

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15/05/2019 Migration

Commemoration at the Addolorata Cemetery

Today we participated in the commemoration at the Addolorata Cemetery, where 24 out of 800 people lay buried. They died whilst fleeing Libya in search for peace and safety. “Their lives were cruelly condemned to the sea by our indifference. May they be remembered as our mothers, fathers,...

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27/04/2019 Migration

Laying of flowers in memory of Lassana

llum ipparteċipajna mbikkma fit-tqegħid ta’ fjuri b’tifkira ta’ Lassanna, magħruf ma’ sħabu bħala ‘Lass’. Lass inqatel b’tiri f’rasu fil-lejl tas-6 t’April, waqt sparatura minn karozza li darbet ukoll lil żewġ persuni oħra. L-unika ‘tort’ li kellhom dawn it-tlett persuni huwa li nzertaw f’dak...

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12/04/2019 Migration

Iż-żieda fil-mibegħda razzjali dejjem teskala

Callus spjega li l-ewwel ħaġa li jrid ikun hemm hija d-distinzjoni bejn kliem ta’ mibegħda, li huwa diskors ta’ mibgħeda u ħdura lejn xi grupp partikolari fis-soċjetà, u diskors li jesprimi tħassib. “L-ewwel wieħed, il-kliem ta’ mibegħda, huwa kundannabbli u jagħmel biss ħsara, mhux biss...

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We express solidarity and deep sorrow - Joint NGO Statement on the murder of Lassine Souleymane

We are deeply saddened by news of the death of Lassine Souleymane, brutally shot in Ħal Far over the weekend. We also wish all the very best to the two other victims of the shooting, and hope they recover without permanent or serious damage. Whatever the actual reasons for this terrible...

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10/01/2019 Migration

[WATCH] Intervista TVAM dwar is-salvataġġ ta’ persuni fil-baħar

Attivist fil-Moviment Graffitti ġie intervistat fuq TVAM dwar il-kwistjoni tal-persuni li damu kważi tlett ġimgħat bejn sema u ilma wara li ġew salvati mill-għarqa. ------------------------------- Aħna ninsabu fi qbil li r-responsabbiltà mhijiex waħda Maltija biss imma hija waħda...

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08/01/2019 Migration

People are more important

Joint NGO Press Conference 08/01/2019 We are appalled beyond words that, after 18 days of negotiations, 49 men, women and children remain stuck on a boat within sight of the Maltese shore. In spite of countless calls for solidarity, European Member States have not managed to find a...

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02/01/2019 Migration

Calling on the Government of Malta to Open Port for Safe Disembarkation of 49 Refugees and Migrants

Press Statement 02/02/2019 49 refugees and migrants remain stranded in the Mediterranean. To date, no member state has stepped up and assumed shared responsibility for refugees and migrants saved at sea. The lack of solidarity among Member States is not only disappointing, but also...

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Joint NGO statement on the Government’s decision to close Malta’s ports to NGO rescue ships

Press Statement 02/07/18   We are gravely concerned by the Government’s decision to close Malta’s ports to NGO rescue ships. The consequences of this measure are potentially fatal, as the vessels will no longer be able to continue saving lives in the Mediterranean Sea.  ...

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28/06/2018 Migration

Jissuġġerixxu Visas Għall-Immigranti

Min-naħa tiegħu, Andre Callus għamilha ċara li l-ewwel prijorita fir-rigward tal-immigrazzjoni hija li nifhmu li qed nitkellmu fuq il-ħajjiet tal-persuni u mhux fuq xi merkanzija.   Huwa semma li fil-preżent jidher li l-Italja ma tridx iġġorr ir-responsabbilta li ssalva l-immigranti...

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Migration disputes should not be solved by putting people’s lives at risk

Press Statement 27/06/18   Joint Italian and Maltese NGO Statement on incidents relating to people rescued at sea   Whilst we welcome the recent developments in relation to the disembarkation of rescued people on board the Alexander Maersk cargo and the ongoing coordination...

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Joint NGO Statement on the Aquarius incident

We commend Spain for accepting the disembarkation of the over 600 rescued migrants aboard the MV Aquarius. Without this intervention, the impasse between Italy and Malta over where to disembark the rescued migrants could have easily led to a humanitarian disaster. Spain’s intervention is an act...

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