Interview: Ready to Rescue – Caught Up in Politics

Interview: Ready to Rescue – Caught Up in Politics

Interview with Marina Gomez Corral, crew member of the rescue vessel Aita Mari, operated by the Basque NGO Salvamento Marítimo Humanitario, which currently provides humanitarian aid to refugee camps in Lesbos. How did Salvamento Marítimo Humanitario get started and...
100 Asylum Seekers Acquitted in Greece after Protest

100 Asylum Seekers Acquitted in Greece after Protest

100 asylum seekers, who were facing charges for participating in an illegal demonstration, were acquitted on Thursday 9 May by the Court of Mytilene in Lesvos, Greece. The protest had been organised in April 2018 after an Afghan national residing in the Moria...
Tragedy and Chaos Continues on the Mediterranean

Tragedy and Chaos Continues on the Mediterranean

While succesful rescue operations have been carried out by the Italian navy and Maltese, and Greek Coast Guards as well as civilian search and rescue vessels, tradegy and chaos continues across the Mediterrenean. At least 70 people have died or gone missing this week...
52 People Jump Fence into Melilla while 40 Arrested

52 People Jump Fence into Melilla while 40 Arrested

On 12 May 52 people jumped the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Another 40 attempted but were arrested by Moroccan authorities. In the early morning around 100 people of sub-Saharan origin attempted to climb the fence into Melilla,...