Category Archives: Migrants

Europe failed to act on the warning signs of a tragedy in the Mediterranean

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Head of Refugee and Migrants’ Rights at Amnesty International Before the two shipwrecks that came to light yesterday,1,800 people were believed to have died or gone missing while attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa this … Continue reading

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Rescuing a thousand refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean

This is the second blog from a search and rescue operation with the Italian Navy by Amnesty’s Europe campaigner, Matteo de Bellis. We are patrolling the central Mediterranean between the Italian island of Lampedusa, Tunisia and Libya. The Virginio Fasan … Continue reading

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One smuggled human’s year-long journey from Africa to Europe

  By Maxim Tucker, Press Officer – Global Campaigns, Thematic Issues and UN. (BORGO MEZZANONE, ITALY) Ebrima’s bedroom is a stark corrugated square, five metres long and five metres wide. He shares it with one other asylum seeker – each … Continue reading

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On patrol with the Italian Navy, searching for refugees in danger at sea

This is the first of two blogs by Amnesty’s Europe campaigner, Matteo de Bellis, who spent the last week on a search and rescue operation aboard an Italian Navy frigate, the Virginio Fasan. At the peak of the tourist season, … Continue reading

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Crunch time for Qatar on migrant workers

By James Lynch, Amnesty International’s researcher on migrants’ rights in the Gulf Late last year, when I met a group of men employed by Lee Trading and Contracting, their situation had all the hallmarks of a crisis. Unpaid for months … Continue reading

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