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AFGHANISTAN: DESPITE PEACE TALKS IN DOHA, FIGHTING RAGES ON IN HELMAND PROVINCE

A Taliban military offensive against Afghan security forces has been underway in Helmand province since Sunday 11 October, with heavy clashes reaching the outskirts of the city of Lashkar-Gah. According to local media reports, the Taliban have taken control of a police station in district 4 and various checkpoints on the main road connecting Lashkar-Gah […]

COVID-19 | EMERGENCY COMES TO NAPLES WITH MORE FOOD AND GOODS TO TACKLE NEWFOUND POVERTY

28,000 food packs delivered, 640 working volunteers and 1,740 households helped. Those are the figures for ‘Nobody left behind – Supporting those in need through unprecedented times’, EMERGENCY’s project to tackle the newfound poverty after the pandemic by handing out free food and basic goods. Having sprung up in Milan, Rome and Piacenza, now ‘No […]

EUROPEAN COMMISSION RELEASES PACT ON MIGRATION AND ASYLUM – EMERGENCY SAYS “MIGRANTS’ RIGHTS ARE THE LAST THING THE EU IS WORRIED ABOUT” AND “NO TRACE OF A STRUCTURAL PLAN”

‘The Pact on Migration and Asylum has disappointed our hopes for a sharp change in direction by the European Commission. Migrants’ right are the last thing this document is worried about, and it demeans even further the European Union’s founding values and the international rules on asylum.’ This is what EMERGENCY had to say on […]

OPEN ARMS -EMERGENCY: “FORMALISED SEARCH, RESCUE AND LANDING PROTOCOLS IN LINE WITH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS ARE NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CREW AND RESCUED PEOPLE ON BOARD HUMANITARIAN SHIPS”

During this latest Open Arms mission, number 76, we rescued 276 people in three different operations, two of them in Maltese waters. The people rescued are extremely vulnerable. One group, which originated from the third boat we assisted, had been adrift for three days without food or water. EMERGENCY medical staff on board assessed that […]

EMERGENCY and Open Arms Rescued 83 People in the Mediterranean Sea

Last night Open Arms saved 83 people from the central Mediterranean Sea. The boat, belonging to the charity of the same name, was travelling with EMERGENCY on board to rescue immigrants fleeing over the sea in search of a better life. Of the 83 people rescued from a small wooden boat, four were women, two […]

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