Refugee Rights Europe Ventimiglia Sleeping Underpass

RRE si unisce a più di 100 associazioni che chiedono al governo Italiano soluzioni relative alle cittadine e ai cittadini stranieri con riguardo al COVID-19


RRE ha aderito a più di 100 associazioni nel firmare un documento che chiede al legislatore italiano soluzioni concrete e immediate sull’impatto delle misure di emergenza COVID-19 sulle cittadine e sui cittadini stranieri.   Le principali questioni incluse in questo documento includono le condizioni di vita nei centri di accoglienza, nonché negli insediamenti informali e nei centri di permanenza … Continue reading RRE si unisce a più di 100 associazioni che chiedono al governo Italiano soluzioni relative alle cittadine e ai cittadini stranieri con riguardo al COVID-19

Refugee Rights Europe Ventimiglia Sleeping Underpass

RRE joins more than 100 associations asking the Italian government for COVID-19 solutions relating to displaced people


RRE has joined more than 100 associations in signing a document which asks the Italian legislator for concrete and immediate solutions regarding the impact of COVID-19 emergency measures on displaced people. The main matters included in this document include the living conditions in reception centers, as well as, in the informal settlement and repatriation centres … Continue reading RRE joins more than 100 associations asking the Italian government for COVID-19 solutions relating to displaced people

Open Letter to the European Union, the United Nations and the Council of Europe: The Covid-19 response in northern France


Human rights, humanitarian and frontline organisations have been emphasising the need for a responsible state response to covid-19 for several weeks, and have now resorted to calling on the European Union, the United Nations and the Council of Europe to intervene in the situation. Displaced individuals, who are already extremely weakened by precarious and unhealthy … Continue reading Open Letter to the European Union, the United Nations and the Council of Europe: The Covid-19 response in northern France

Coronavirus as a pretext for detention? On the latest disconcerting developments in Calais


By Luke Buckler  The recently reelected mayor of Calais Natacha Bouchart has proposed the state repurpose a disused military base near Calais as a place to confine the displaced people in the region. This plan might be presented as a helpful measure to support people who otherwise don’t have shelter, or a way for them … Continue reading Coronavirus as a pretext for detention? On the latest disconcerting developments in Calais

Lesvos, An Island on Fire


By Grainne Farrell In 2015, the Greek islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos and Kos became home to thousands of refugees crossing from Turkey by boat, hoping to reach Europe. Former military bases were set up into emergency response camps, with aid organisations and locals rushing to provide food, shelter and medical care. Locals on the … Continue reading Lesvos, An Island on Fire

Quel est l’impact du Covid-19 sur les personnes exilées à travers l’Europe ?


  Il va sans dire que les inquiétudes sont nombreuses concernant l’impact du Covid-19 sur les personnes exilé.e.s à travers l’Europe (et notamment pour les personnes sans papiers, celles confrontées à l’incertitude quant à leur statut légal, ou encore les personnes placées dans des centres de rétention administrative). Alors que l’extrême-droite et certains gouvernements européens … Continue reading Quel est l’impact du Covid-19 sur les personnes exilées à travers l’Europe ?

On the impact of Covid-19 on displaced individuals across Europe


  Needless to say, there are a number of reasons to be deeply concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on displaced individuals across Europe – in particular those who are undocumented, facing uncertainty about their legal status, and those held in immigration detention. As the far-right and some European governments have started capitalising on the … Continue reading On the impact of Covid-19 on displaced individuals across Europe

The new asylum and migration pact: Risks of externalisation of EU asylum


This month, the European Union Commission is expected to present a new Pact on Asylum and Migration. While this could have presented an opportunity to advance the rights of migrants and asylum seekers in Europe, there are many reasons for concern, in particular in relation to ‘externalisation’. Over the past years, the EU has increasingly … Continue reading The new asylum and migration pact: Risks of externalisation of EU asylum

The constant cycle of displacement and destruction in northern France


  By the Human Rights Observers team There are currently around 900 displaced people living in Calais, and 500 in Grande-Synthe, a town near Dunkirk, northern France. Most of these people live outside in woodlands, wastelands and crumbling warehouses on the edges of the towns, with tents or tarpaulins as their only formal structure for … Continue reading The constant cycle of displacement and destruction in northern France