EU: ban on trophy hunting imports call

Strasbourg 06.07.2022 137 NGOs around the world call for a ban on hunting trophy imports BRUSSELS (July 6, 2022)—In a joint position paper, 137 conservation and animal protection organizations from all around the world, including 45 NGOs from African countries, speak out against trophy hunting and urge policymakers to ban imports. #EndangeredSpeciesDay🐘🦁🐻‍❄️- time to put…

EU deplores Russia closure of NGOs

Brussels 11.04.2022 “The European Union deplores the decision of the Russian Ministry of Justice to revoke the registration of 15 widely recognised organisations, among them a large number of prominent European non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and foundations as well as international advocacy groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International” reads the statement by the spokesperson…

EU deplores liquidation of Memorial NGO

Brussels 13.11.2021 “The European Union deplores the Russian General Prosecutor’s decision to demand the liquidation of the International Historical Educational Charitable and Human Rights Society Memorial and the Memorial Human Rights Centre, an important independent voice in Russian civil society dedicated to the protection of human rights and the history of political repression in Russia”…

Italy: 150 migrants landed at night

There were four migrant landings overnight at Lampedusa bringing a total to more than 150 migrants onto the island between Sicily and Libya, ANSA news agency reports. Migrant hotspot of the island has been already so full that the coronavirus checks were carried out on the harbour side. Quattro sbarchi in poche ore a Lampedusa…

Italy faces uninterrupted migrant flows

The ship Ocean Viking has docked in the Italian port of Messina, carrying 213 migrants collected at sea.The operation happened in parallel with the efforts of the other NGOs, also transporting groups of migrants to Italy from African coast. (Imqge: illustration). UPDATE: the #OceanViking has just been assigned #Messina in Sicily as a place of…

Lifeline NGO imposes migrants on Malta

Italy‘s interior minister Matteo Salvini is refusing a German NGO rescue ship #Eleonore carrying 100 migrants an opportunity of docking. Matteo Salvini continues an effective policy of protection of Italy maritime border, as well as a strategy of the imposition of solidarity on the other EU member-states, leaving Rome for too long alone to resolve the problem…

Italy ends NGO planes search operations

Italy has stopped two planes used by NGOs to search for migrant boats navigating from African coast to Europe in the Mediterranean. Neue Eskalation: Italien verweigert Starterlaubnis und hindert damit die Flugzeuge #Moonbird und #Colibri an der #Seenotrettung. https://t.co/5RgkL39l4V — Matthias Monroy (@Mastodon) (@matthimon) August 27, 2019 The planes – Moonbird and Colibri – have…

Open Arms refuses to navigate to Spain

The Mediterranean Open Arms migrant rescue vessel has firmly rejected an offer of a safe port in Spain, explaining that the six day journey to Algeciras would be too risky for the passengers, whose moods have been already critical. Today, ignoring the maritime border,  some of 107 migrants have been jumping off the vessel and…

Open Arms: 27 migrants allowed ashore

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has agreed to let ashore 27 migrants from Mediterranean NGO rescue ship Open Arms, all of them claim that they are “unaccompanied teenagers”. #OpenArms #Updated disembarkation 27 unaccompanied minors begins pic.twitter.com/FBZzxt68Un — http://www.anoncandanga.com (@anon_candanga) August 17, 2019 Those who claim they are minors were allowed to disembark on the Italian…

Alan Kurdi vessel ignores Italy refusal

The ‘Alan Kurdi‘  vessel run by NGO migrant rescue picked up  65 migrants off Libya coast. The German NGO Sea-Eye said they would also ignore the refusal of Italy to land, and navigated to Lampedusa, where they wish to drop anchor and land passengers. It is the second boat this week, which ignores the orders of…