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MSF Sea 20h
The capacity in the Central to rescue people in distress was already extremely low. With blocked from providing assistance, this gap has become even more deadly.
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MSF Sea Jan 14
“It is just as detrimental for to close its ports to us as for to stop our boat from sailing for an unfounded administrative cause.” “Stopping our boat for a long time means more deaths in the ."
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MSF Sea Jan 14
Reports indicate that 7 bodies were recovered yesterday off the shore in Sirte, . So far this month, a total of 20 bodies have been recovered in the same city. Last month, 15 reportedly drowned following a shipwreck near .
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MSF Sea Jan 11
dynamics that lead people through the and onward to and the Sea are complex and multidimensional. Already vulnerable , , and seekers encounter numerous hardships along the way.
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MSF Sea Jan 10
The + standoff is over, but could it happen again? German Interior Ministry says ad hoc fix was "not an indication that the had made progress toward a long-term agreement on how to distribute refugees throughout the bloc" -
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MSF Sea Jan 9
The latest standoff in the has come to an end. Ad hoc measures cannot go on forever. leaders must come together to establish a comprehensive, , and predictable solution so that survivors are not stranded at sea.
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MSF Sea Jan 9
The uncertain fate of the crystallizes the effect of Europe’s hard-line shift on migration — a desperate rescue boat tossed about and unable to dock, not for reasons of stormy seas but of tempestuous politics. All of this has had a human cost.
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Doctors w/o Borders Jan 8
The right to seek asylum is guaranteed under domestic and international law. Vulnerable people fleeing violence need protection and care. Seeking safety is not a crime.
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MSF Sea Jan 8
Day 18: NGO ships and are still waiting to be granted a safe port to disembark 49 people rescued at sea as required by international law. This unnecessary wait is detrimental to the physical and mental health of survivors, and impedes further rescue operations.
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MSF Sea Jan 7
and have now been stranded at sea for up to 17 days. This problem is not new. governments have had six months to come up with a sustainable and joint solution, after was first blocked from disembarking last June. A solution is urgently needed.
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MSF Sea Jan 5
”Fleeing your home is not a crime, it is a human right. Criminalising a person’s flight at the same time as criminalising those who seek to save them is tragic. Allowing this dehumanising rhetoric to go unchallenged is a threat to all of us.”
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Commissioner for Human Rights Jan 4
States must not delay offering a safe port to children, women and men on board and any longer. Their health/safety should not be put at further risk by leaving them stranded at sea. Humanity and compassion must prevail.
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MSF Sea Jan 4
It 's not NGOs to define what a port of safety is, it's the international law. You can't bring back people to place that are not considered as safe.
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MSF Sea Jan 4
No, it's not about morality, it's about international legal obligations to provide fair asylum procedures to asylum seekers. And about not exposing people in search of safety to more danger.
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MSF Sea Jan 4
Currently Tunisia, while stable, has no functioning asylum system in place and as such, cannot legally be defined as a place of safety. The nearest places of safety for rescues in the Central Mediterranean are Italy or Malta.
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MSF Sea Jan 4
A country must meet certain criteria to be considered a place of safety. This includes having a functioning asylum system with judicial safeguards and due process rights, such as the right to appeal a decision on detention or asylum.
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MSF Sea Jan 4
Every human being should be treated with dignity & respect. Right now, 49 people have been stranded at sea for up to 14 days while States shamefully avoid their humanitarian responsibilities. There is NO justification for this degrading treatment.
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MSF Sea Jan 4
A country must meet certain criteria to be considered a place of safety. Countries like Tunisia, while stable, have no functioning asylum system in place and as such, cannot legally be defined as a place of safety.
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Sea-Watch International Jan 3
On , we received a letter from , Mayor of Naples. We're deeply moved and happy to see that European solidarity still means something, if not to the ministers of interior, then to the mayors and people of a growing movement of . Thank you! 👇
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MSF Sea Jan 3
“It’s simply outrageous to see men, women and children left at sea in these conditions for 13 days for cynical political calculations! We call on States for an immediate solution and a port of safety for the people stranded on the vessel.
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