The undersigned organisations express their deep concern and indignation regarding the pernicious situation in Tunisia, particularly in recent days in Sfax following the death of a Tunisian national, allegedly at the hands of sub-Saharan Africans, during a scuffle on 3 July 2023 . Since then, the city has become the scene of clashes between a section of the population stirred up by hate campaigns on social media, and targeted exiles from sub-Saharan Africa living in the city. This adds to (...)
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Up to 600 people drown off Pylos, Greece - only days after EU leaders agreed to further erode the right to asylum
Open letter by over 180 human rights organizations and initiatives together with Tima Kurdi, aunt of Alan Kurdi.
Today on World Refugee Day, we jointly demand full and independent investigations into the events, clear consequences for those responsible, an end to the systematic pushback practices at the European borders, and justice for the victims.
10 years after the two shipwrecks off Lampedusa, Italy, killing around 600 people and causing an immense public outcry, up to 600 people drowned off Pylos, Greece, in the Mediterranean Sea. On June 14, 2023, once again, the European border regime killed (...)
Joint statement on last week’s deaths in the Channel
One week after 4 people seeking to reach the UK from France died in a shipwreck, Migreurop joins civil society organisations and activists from the UK, France, Belgium, and beyond to remember those who died and denounce the murderous policies faced by people on the move on both sides of the Channel.
A week ago, news broke that a major rescue operation was underway in the Channel to rescue people from a small boat who were trying to reach safety in the UK. Reports later confirmed that four (...)
Deadly policies in the Mediterranean: stop the shipwrecks caused off the coast of Tunisia
For two years now, the number of shipwrecks and disappearances of boats of people on the move trying to reach Italy happening close to the Tunisian coast has been increasing. According to figures from the FTDES (Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights), between the beginning of the year and the end of November 2022, more than 575 people have died during this crossing. These figures do not take into account countless other invisible shipwrecks - those boats that disappear without (...)
18 December - For an immediate end to the repressive border regime and the implementation of dignified and egalitarian migration policies
We, organisations, collectives and networks committed to the rights of migrant persons and having taken part in the transnational meetings and mobilisations of the March to Brussels, publish this joint communiqué on the occasion of the International Migrants Day.
On 18 December, we will demonstrate again globally on International Migrants Day.
The latest developments are part of a global trend towards the hardening of migration control and sorting policies, whatever the cost. As we (...)