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Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 20-21 October 2016

At the upcoming European Council on 20-21 October, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the latest developments and progress on the EU comprehensive approach to migration. This discussion comes at a time when the EU is negotiating the 2017 budget and embarking on discussions on the Mid-Term Review of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) and […]

Afghanistan: Lashkargah surrounded by Taliban militias

The city of Lashkargah, in Afghanistan’s south, is completely surrounded by Taliban militias. Combat has intensified, and since this morning, various rockets have fallen right in the centre of the city. In the last 24 hours, we have admitted more than 30 wounded victims, with the entire Emergency staff of the hospital there to guarantee […]


In the last few weeks, EMERGENCY has been present during serious episodes of violence on the part of local police forces inside the hospital in Gernada, in the east of Libya. EMERGENCY has, in agreement with the Libyan health ministry, paused its clinical activities in this region, while offering intervention in other parts of the […]

EMERGENCY informed by MOAS of the decision to terminate the collaboration

Last Friday, Emergency was informed by MOAS, Migrant Offshore Aid Station, of the decision to terminate the collaboration between the two organizations onboard the Responder to provide rescue and care to the migrants in the Mediterranean sea. The reasons reported by MOAS are economic ones and they are independent from the actions and the will […]

EMERGENCY NGO & MOAS partner up to provide rescue and medical care to migrants in the Mediterranean

A joint operation by EMERGENCY NGO, humanitarian organisation which provides medical care, and Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) is leaving Malta today aboard the Topaz Responder, a search and rescue vessel which will patrol the world’s deadliest migrant crossing: the central Mediterranean. More than 2.000 people have already died in 2016 attempting the crossing: in […]

EMERGENCY on the immigrants agreement

The agreement between the European Union and Turkey reveals the complete inability of European leaders to deal with the humanitarian migrant crisis. The EU decisions are based on a concern to defend each country’s own borders rather than guarantee protection for those fleeing from war and despair. This bookkeeping entry method denies people the right […]


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