Europe: mobility is higher than ever before
Figures published in “People on the move”- statistics on mobility in Europe”, the new digital publication issued by Eurostat, show that people in the EU are on the move more than ever, be it for migration, education, work or tourism
Migrateful, when cooking supports the integration of refugees
Migrateful is a social enterprise based in London that gives asylum seekers and refugees looking for a job a space to share the recipes of their countries, their culture and stories, giving them professional training and English lessons. In 2017 Jess Thompson, founder of Migrateful, was awarded for the project by Unltd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs
Greece, a coding school for refugees and unemployed
It is called Revive Greece and it’s «the first non-profit initiative focusing on teaching computer programming to the most vulnerable groups in Greece», as the website says. Interview with the managing director of Revive Greece, Theodore Dimakarakos.
The ship Aquarius rescues 371 people in a day: here’s how it went
The story of Daniele Biella, journalist of Vita, of the last days on board of the ship Aquarius of the Ngo Sos Méditerranée
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On board of Aquarius, the ship rescuing people at sea
The story of Daniele Biella, journalist of Vita, of the first four days on board of the ship Aquarius of the Ngo Sos Méditerranée
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Finding Europe at the Libyan border
A reportage from the Seefuchs, a humanitarian vessel operated by the German Ngo Sea-Eye
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Singa, the association making refugees feel at home
Singa is an association, that was born as citizen movement in France in 2012, promoting the meeting between refugees and the hosting country, thanks to their passions and to different projects.
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South Sudan: Intense fighting around Kodok forces up to 25,000 people to flee without humanitarian support
Over the last few days, close to 25,000 people have been displaced by intense fighting between Government and Agwelek opposition forces around the town of Kodok.
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NGOs saving lives in the Mediterranean are under attack
This week Italian Deputy Lower House Speaker, Luigi Di Maio, defined NGOs saving lives at sea as “taxis for migrants". This was only the last of a long series of attacks to non-governmental organisations rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean, after Frontex’ accusations of being “a pull factor” for traffickers and the allegations of colluding with smugglers made by Catania chief prosecutor, Carmelo Zuccaro
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Virtuous Triangle, a model of integration of refugees in Turkey
Virtuous Triangle is a model of integration that creates a triangular ecosystem formed by a Turkish primary school child, a refugee pupil and a university student. The model is based on principles of reciprocity, profitability and mutual understanding.
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Solidarity Salt, integrating migrants thanks to salt
Solidarity salt is a new social enterprise empowering women refugees in Greece through selling sea salt, developing at the same time the local economy.
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Les Cuistots Migrateurs, the migrants' catering
2 Parisian entrepreneurs put together a team of chefs refugees , “to change the view on migrants and to enhance the cultural background they bring, their competence and their authentic and unknown cuisines”.
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Riace, a utopia turned into reality
A boat full of migrants arrives on the shores of the Calabrian village of Riace, historic place of migration. The little town welcomes the migrants, who are seen as a resource, not as a threaten. This is the story told in the documentary "Un paese di Calabria" (“ A village of Calabria”).
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Anti-trafficking system on the verge of collapse in northern Italy
An increasing number of migrant women arriving in Italy are being forced into prostitution but the budget cuts are making it impossible for the anti-trafficking system to help them
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Caritas helps vulnerable people suffering from cold winter
Winter time clearly highlights the vulnerable situation of people who struggle to deal with extreme weather conditions. This is particularly true for migrants and refugees. And this year this is truer than ever as the situation in Greece and Serbia shows. Read the post written by Silvia Sinibaldi, Caritas Europa's Humanitarian Director.
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Solidarity is the key to the migration deadlock
In 2016, 374,802 migrants arrived to Europe of whom 351,080 came by sea and 23,722 travelled by land. 2016 marked the deadliest year for the Mediterranean route with at least 4,715 people losing their lives. Those who survived their odyssey and who are now stranded somewhere in the European Union (EU) or at its border are in great need of help and solidarity, says Caritas Europa.
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Children on the move remain forgotten and unprotected
As EU leaders are discussing migration within the Council arena, World Vision is calling on them to protect children on the move from all forms of violence.
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Winners of Civil Society Prize show reality surpasses imagination
The EESC 2016 Prize rewards model and inspiring projects that represent the best of human solidarity in Europe and which have demonstrated real on the ground. Hungarian NGO Artemisio Foundation awarded first prize for championing diverse and multicultural society in Hungary
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Better international co-ordination could lead to more worldwide benefits from migration
Despite growing economic dynamism in many developing regions, international migration flows are not being diverted towards these new alternative poles but rather are concentrating in advanced economies, according to a new OECD Development Centre report.