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Video: Lawand’s story – I found protection in Malta

Video: Lawand’s story – I found protection in Malta

Syria is today engulfed in a bitter conflict where, according to reports, thousands of people have died and many have fled to neighbouring countries to find a safe haven. And even long before the current crisis erupted some groups in Syria have been struggling to have their voices heard. Lawand tells his story.

Landmark judgment of the Strasbourg Court on push-backs in the Mediterranean Sea

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has issued a decision concluding that Italy violated the European Convention of Human Rights by intercepting and returning to Libya in 2009 a group of Somalis and Eritreans without examining whether this would constitute a real risk to their lives. The case is known as Hirsi Jamaa and Others v. Italy.

UNHCR, IOM and Save the Children express concern over Italy’s decision to declare Lampedusa an ‘unsafe port’

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Save the Children – working together as partners since 2006 in the framework of Praesidium Project at the Reception and Rescue Centre of Lampedusa – are expressing their concern over the Italian authorities’ decision to declare Lampedusa an unsafe port.