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Tag Archives: lampedusa

After latest Lampedusa tragedy, Ban calls for action to protect human rights of migrants

Following reports of a second ship capsizing off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to protect the rights of migrants and take action to prevent such tragic incidents.   “The Secretary-General is deeply saddened to hear reports of the loss of...
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Lampedusa: Never again

The terrible migrant deaths off the Italian island have evoked horror across the continent. In a small camp in France, Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi talks to their fellow countrymen and women who have survived: their hopes, dreams, and learning to feel unwelcome in Europe. “Lots of journalists come and take pictures and...
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Migration in Italy: a ‘State of Emergency’?

The ‘state of emergency’ declared in the wake of the Arab Spring ends in four months time, but Italy is still failing in the basics of migration control and management. Despite international criticism, controversial push-back agreements have not been buried with the legacies of Berlusconi and Gaddafi, says Nina Perkowski...
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Lampedusa Declared Non-Safe Port, Rescuing at Sea at Risk: Concern for Migrants’ Detention on the Ships

– The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Save the Children – working together as partners since 2006 in the framework of Praesidium Project at the Reception and Rescue Centre of Lampedusa – are expressing their concern over the Italian authorities ‘...
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