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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Video on the externalisation of European migration policies
This short, educational video was produced by Migreurop and CCFD-Terre Solidaire.
Since its creation, Migreurop has been documenting the externalisation of European migration policies. The aim of these externalisation policies is to keep people on the move as far away from Europe as possible, whatever the consequences for migrants’ rights. To this end, the EU and its member states bargain with so-called "third" countries (of origin and transit), to which they subcontract the management of migratory movements. In so doing, they shirk their obligations under the (...)
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 (...)
Webinar videos on the ongoing EU reforms and their impacts along the exile routes
Migreurop organised on 19 April 2023 a public webinar to analyse the ongoing EU reforms on migration and asylum, and their impacts along the exile routes. This webinar was organised in collaboration with La Cimade, Ciré, CNCD-11.11.11 and Statewatch. The first part of the webinar aims to update information on current EU reforms, including the European Pact on Asylum and Migration (see here Migreurop’s position paper on the subject) and the reform of the Schengen Borders Code. The second part (...)
Endless exiles - Migration blackmail along the Balkan route
Mission Report 2021
For more than 20 years, the EU has been developing cooperation with non-member countries (so-called "third countries") to outsource its border control. Identified as departure countries and then as transit countries for migration to the EU, the Balkan countries have been rapidly integrated into the core of this externalisation strategy. This has been particularly the case since the so-called "migration crisis" of 2015, when almost one million persons, mainly from the Middle East, were (...)