14 September Sep 2018 1250 14 September 2018
The Libyan inferno in Segen’s poems
Tesfalidet Tesfom is the actual name of the Eritrean migrant who passed away the day after his disembarkment at Pozzallo on the 12th of March from the ship Proactiva of the Spanish NGO Open Arms. After having struggled between life and death at Modica’s hospital, in his wallet beautiful and heartbreaking poems were found. His story and his poems exclusively for Vita.it
22 December Dec 2017 1043 22 December 2017
“We are not smugglers"
According to Italian Law, smugglers are people who transport migrants by boat. Is it really so? A journey through the conditions and lack of rights of smugglers
10 May May 2016 0936 10 May 2016
Fled from war, hostages in Europe
Nove Onlus is a young non-profit organization that engages in humanitarian aid, education and socio-economic development in Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Italy. It also carries out grassroots interventions in Greece, which aim at supporting refugees. In the limbo of Idomeni, located at the Greek-Macedonian border, Nove Onlus witnessed stories of war and hope such as the one of Mujaahid and other Syrians refugees. The organization is committed to do its best to help them.
3 May May 2016 1654 03 May 2016
Idomeni: lives in a limbo
12,000 people have been stuck for over two months at the border between Greece and Macedonia. A journey into the worst humanitarian crisis Europe has faced since the Balkan wars
11 November Nov 2015 1124 11 November 2015
Niger, the migrant crisis you should know about
All eyes are now on the refugee crisis hitting Europe from the Mediterranean and the Balkan route, but what about the backstory in Africa, before the refugees and migrants hit the seas? Given that in 2050, Africa’s population is expected to reach 2 billion, the rising migratory flux from sub-Saharan Africa is not receiving the media attention it deserves.
11 November Nov 2015 0817 11 November 2015
Unpacking the refugee crisis in Lesbos
The refugee crisis has played out with particular intensity on Lesbos, an idyllic Greek island of high interest to both smugglers and cameramen. In Mitilini, the main port town, Arabic can be heard more often than Greek. Like its neighbour Kos, Lesbos has consistently been witness to bodies washed ashore, angry clashes with the police and tense encounters between refugees, vacationers and locals.
10 November Nov 2015 1547 10 November 2015
Towards Paris 2015: the climate deal we need
World leaders will gather in Paris this December for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which could mark the make or break for international efforts to curb global warming. But what is really at stake in Paris? Here is why a new international agreement on climate could be key to fighting inequality, bridging the gap between food insecurity and food waste and tackling the migration emergency
10 November Nov 2015 1351 10 November 2015
Libya, waiting room for the Mediterranean
Though refugees and migrants are arriving in unprecedented waves in the Balkans, the flow from Libya remains an issue that must not be neglected. The European Union is increasingly interested in escalating military operations in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, but the political turmoil in the country has been without a solution for almost a year. Last week, the UN resumed unity deal negotiations that even the Tripoli-based General National Congress, which had boycotted the talks, is optimistic about. In the meantime, caught in between two disputing governments, the Libyan Coast Guard is severely underequipped for the humanitarian problem in its seas.