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Fears of an Increase in the Number of Missing Minor Refugees in Europe

May 19, 2024

Data research from the International Journalists Network, which includes Radio Berlin-Brandenburg, has revealed that the number of missing minors in Europe, who are refugees, has reached 51,000, including more than 2,000 in Germany. The disappearance of young refugees occurs during the waiting period for registration, and the International Journalists Network attributed this to the European […]

Italy Shifts More Asylum Seeker Burden to Germany

April 24, 2024

Italy has officially decided to suspend a key agreement under the European migration policy. It has informed other governments that it will temporarily halt acceptance of the Dublin transfer regulation from European Union countries, which mandates the return of asylum seekers who first arrived in Italy. Italy cited insufficient capacity to accommodate migrants as justification […]

A judicial decision upholds human rights… Major Italian court criminalizes the returning of migrants at the sea to Libya

March 11, 2024

Italy’s highest court of appeal ruled that it was illegal to return migrants from the sea to Libya. The ruling was welcomed by charitable organizations and human rights groups, which criticized the government for cooperating with the Libyan authorities on migration. The court upheld the conviction of the captain of the Italian tugboat (ASO 28), […]

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Albania: Parliament approves an agreement on immigration with Italy

March 6, 2024

The Albanian Parliament approved an agreement with Italy regarding immigration, which will allow Rome to build two centers in the Balkan country to receive migrants and process asylum requests, while international and human rights organizations criticized it. The Albanian Constitutional Court had previously rejected an appeal by representatives from the opposition Democratic Party against the […]

Italian Parliament adopts an agreement allowing asylum seekers to be sent to Albania, but the opposition rejects it

February 25, 2024

Italian representatives adopted a controversial agreement with Albania to send asylum seekers who survived drowning to closed centers in Tirana while their applications are considered, ignoring with their decision the criticism of non-governmental organizations, international institutions, and the opposition. On Wednesday, February 14, representatives approved the project by a majority of 155 votes to 115 […]

A young Guinean immigrant committed suicide in Italy in an immigration detention center, in protest against poor conditions

February 21, 2024

The Italian authorities arrested 14 people after violent protests broke out in a pre-deportation detention center in Ponte Galleria, near the capital, Rome, in the wake of the tragic suicide of an immigrant from Guinea, while human rights powers called for the closure of “inhumane” detention centers, which they considered to be collapsing and does […]

The decline of democracy forces them to flee… 17 Tunisian immigrants are missing off the shores of Italy

February 15, 2024

Tunisian authorities considered at least 17 Tunisians missing after they boarded a boat to immigrate to Italy. Reuters reported, citing Tunisian authorities, that among the missing were two minor children and a woman. Those fleeing Tunisia were considered illegal immigrants, while a Tunisian activist explained that the increase in illegal immigration from Tunisia comes as […]

The European far-right is “reviewing” its positions on immigration due to the need for 43 million public workers

February 4, 2024

Media outlets reported that despite the strict laws issued by European countries to obstruct the flow of immigrants, the right and extreme right are currently reviewing their positions on immigration, under pressure from businessmen, noting that the Italian Prime Minister and the Hungarian Prime Minister are allowing the reception of new immigrants after having built […]

Following an attempt to reach Italy: 40 Tunisians lost in the Mediterranean

February 1, 2024

The Tunisian Coast Guard announced that about forty Tunisian irregular migrants, who were trying to reach Italy by sea, had been missing for 5 days, while the International Organization for Migration indicated that the number of people who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe increased during the year 2023 by 60 […]

Italian deportation centers use sedatives to control detained migrants

January 23, 2024

Before being expelled from Italian territory, migrants who are on Italian soil go through a period of administrative detention in pre-removal detention centres (CPR), where they are drugged and “sedated” using psychoactive agents. An investigation conducted by the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Potenza, southern Italy, revealed the living conditions of detainees in the “Palazzo San […]

Human rights activists considered it a “historic failure”: The European Union reaches an agreement on reforming the immigration system

January 7, 2024

European Parliaments and European Union member states reached an agreement on reforming the immigration system after long and arduous negotiations, but human rights organizations considered that “this agreement constitutes a historic failure” and “will cause more deaths at sea.” On December 19, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen praised this “historic agreement” on the […]

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Italy launches a project to support marginalized migrants in 16 cities

December 19, 2023

Italy has launched a project to form a network between different municipalities, to provide assistance to vulnerable and socially marginalized migrants in Italian cities. The European Union is financing the project through the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, amid human rights criticism of “terrible slowdown” on the part of Rome and Milan in the process […]

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