Europe et Asie centrale

The death toll in the Mediterranean rises while Europe looks the other way - 30 septembre 2014

Headline Title:  The death toll in the Mediterranean rises while Europe looks the other way A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report by Amnesty International highlights h A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report highlights how the shameful inaction of EU countries has contributed to the deaths of thousands.   Media Node:  SOS Europe SOS Europe En un coup d'œil:  Between 1988 and 15 September 2014, 21,344 people are estimated to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe. Nearly two per cent of the people who had attempted the journey in 2014 drowned.Between 18 October 2013 and 18 September 2014, the Italian Navy has rescued 138,866 people.Italy is reportedly spending over 9 million euros per month on the operation -- saving each life costs around 712 euros.Between 1998 and 2013, 623,118 refugees and migrants are estimated to have reached the shores of the EU irregularly.Conflicts and persecution in the Middle East and Africa, economic deprivation and the sealing of land borders.In the first eight months of 2014 about 40% of people reaching Europe irregularly through the Central Mediterranean route were Eritreans (23%) and Syrians (17%). Story Location:  Italy 40° 28' 53.9868" N, 15° 38' 41.2116" E “As the EU builds its walls higher and higher, refugees and migrants are increasingly taking to the Mediterranean in a desperate bid to reach European shores. Placed on rickety boats by ruthless smugglers, every week hundreds of them sway between life and death, between hope and despair. ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director. URL:  Lives adrift: Refugees and migrants in peril in the central Mediterranean Description:  Read the report URL:  Lives adrift: Refugees and migrants in peril in the central Mediterranean - Summary Description:  Read the summary URL:  Search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean: Facts and Figures Description:  Facts and figures, 30 September 2014. URL:  Stop people from suffering and dying at our borders! Description:  Sign the petition! URL:  Is this on your radar? Description:  Take the Quiz!

Le bilan en Méditerranée s'alourdit tandis que l'Europe regarde ailleurs

Un an après les naufrages de Lampedusa qui ont fait plus de 500 morts, un nouveau rapport d’Amnesty International souligne à quel point la honteuse passivité de certains pays de l’Union européenne (UE) a fait croître le nombre de victimes, des milliers de réfugiés et de migrants se noyant en tentant désespérément d’atteindre les rives de l’Europe. Un an après les naufrages de Lampedusa qui ont fait plus de 500 morts, un nouveau rapport d’Amnesty International souligne à quel point la honteuse passivité de certains pays de l’Union europé

European companies allowed to reap rewards from deadly conflict mineral trade - 24 septembre 2014

Headline Title:  European companies allowed to reap rewards from deadly conflict mineral trade The European Union is failing to stifle a deadly trade in conflict minerals, a coalition of rights groups including Global Witness and Amnesty International warned today, ahead of weak The European Union is failing to stifle a deadly trade in conflict minerals, a coalition of rights groups including Global Witness and Amnesty International warned today. Media Node:  EU Story Location:  United Kingdom 48° 40' 49.4652" N, 9° 8' 55.0644" E See map: Google Maps “The EU needs to come up with a meaningful law that effectively tackles the link between European trade and violent human rights abuses overseas.” Source:  Audrey Gaughran, Amnesty International’s Director for Global Issues. URL:  Conflict minerals campaign Description:  Learn more.

L'Union européenne doit agir d'urgence face au nombre croissant de migrants morts en mer

Alors que le monde apprend que de nouveaux naufrages ont eu lieu en mer Méditerranée et que plus de 700 personnes se seraient noyées ces derniers jours, Amnesty International diffuse une vidéo sur ce sujet avant la sortie, mardi 30 septembre, d’un important rapport. Des chercheurs d’Amnesty International ont assisté à des opérations de sauvetage à bord d’un navire de la marine italienne. De retour d’Italie, ils sont disponibles pour des entretiens.

Campaign launch: EU must take urgent action in the face of increasing migrant death toll at sea

Amid news of further shipwrecks in the central Mediterranean, with reports of more than 700 feared drowned in the last few days, Amnesty International is releasing a promotional video ahead of a major report to be published on 30 September Amnesty International researchers, recently returned from observing rescue operations on board an Italian navy vessel, are available for interviews. 

Los naufragios de embarcaciones de migrantes en el Mediterráneo subrayan la necesidad de que actúe la Unión Europea

Los líderes europeos deben hacer más para proporcionar a las personas refugiadas y migrantes maneras seguras y legales de acceder a la protección internacional en la Unión Europea. Los líderes europeos deben hacer más para proporcionar a las personas refugiadas y migrantes maneras seguras y legales de acceder a la protección internacional en la Unión Europea (UE); así lo ha a

تحطُّم قارب في عرض البحر الأبيض المتوسط يُبرز الحاجة إلى اتخاذ إجراءات من قبل الاتحاد الأوروبي

عقب غرق قارب كان متجهاً إلى إيطاليا قبالة الساحل الليبي، حيث يُخشى أن يكون العديد من الأشخاص قد قضوا غرقاً، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن الزعماء الأوروبيين يجب أن يفعلوا الكثير من أجل توفير طرق آمنة وشرعية للاجئين والمهاجرين للحصول على الحماية في بلدان الاتحاد الأوروبي  عقب غرق قارب كان متجهاً إلى إيطاليا قبالة الساحل الليبي، حيث يُخشى أن يكون العديد من الأشخاص قد قضوا غرقاً، قالت منظمة العف

Les naufrages de bateaux de migrants en Méditerranée doivent pousser l’UE à agir

Les dirigeants européens doivent renforcer leur action et proposer aux réfugiés et aux migrants des moyens sûrs et légaux d’accéder à une protection internationale sur le territoire de l’Union européenne (UE), a déclaré Amnesty International lundi 15 septembre, au lendemain du naufrage au large des côtes libyennes d’un bateau qui naviguait vers l’Italie. La plupart des passagers se seraient noyés. Les dirigeants européens doivent renforcer leur action et proposer aux réfugiés et aux migrants des moyens sûrs et légaux d’accéder à une protection internationale sur le territoire de l’Union euro

Mediterranean migrant boat shipwrecks highlight need for EU action

European leaders must do more to provide safe and legal ways for refugees and migrants to access international protection in the European Union European leaders must do more to provide safe and legal ways for refugees and migrants to access international protection in the European Union, Amnesty International said today after a boat bound

Amnesty International's Secretary General to visit Ukraine and Russia

Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, will visit Ukraine and Russia between 7-10 September.