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So far in 2017, more than 3,000 people have lost their lives trying to reach Europe.
Only 3 people were rescued. The small boat was found four days after it disappeared.
Globally, some 65 million people have been displaced this year, roughly equivalent to Britain’s whole population.
The number of unaccompanied minors has doubled since 2105, reaching almost 25,000.
A starting point: invite a refugee to go with you to visit a museum, watch a football match, share a meal.
More than 10,000 people have been rescued in the Mediterranean in only 48 hours. They were trying to reach the Italian coast.
A MSF study warns about the high number of refugees in Italy who suffer mental health disorders due to the situation in their countries, the trauma of the journey and the inadequate reception conditions.
There were 45 unaccompanied children in one of the rescued boats. “The EU cannot turn its back to the people who risk their lives fleeing from violence, extreme poverty and political persecution.”
The IOM informs that 206,400 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea the first 5 months of 2016. Only from May 25 to June 3, 1,457 are dead or missing.
These organisms are not only flora, however, but also include whole colonies of tiny marine animals, like these lovely red gorgonians that I photographed in the Ullastres de Tamariu (Girona).
Efraim Tendero (World Evangelical Alliance) and Jaume Llenas (Spanish Evangelical Alliance) agree in their disapproval of ecumenism and emphasise mission: “If we stop sharing the gospel, we stop being evangelical Christians”. A second report from the 2016 Italian Evangelical Alliance assembly.
Around 400 could have disappeared in “another tragedy”, Italian President Sergio Mattarella said. In a separate incident, six bodies were found and 108 rescued in Libya. Migration tops EU meeting.
The majority of Italian evangelicals are in favour of co-belligerence, but clearly dismiss ecumenism. A first report of the Italian Evangelical Alliance assembly, in Rome (8-9 April).
More than 16,000 people have arrived to Italy through the Mediterranean so far in 2016. Experts fear better weather conditions will encourage thousands to take this route. Evangelicals in Sicily serve asylum seekers.
“An agreement that would be tantamount to a blanket return of any foreigners to a third country is not consistent with European law”, representative says.
The victims were on two boats attempting to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece. Top officials from Denmark, Sweden and Germany will hold talks in Brussels.
Operation Sophia is a new tool to persecute traffickers in the Mediterranean sea. Dozens of boats are still drowning every week.
In the second century there were commercial links between Gaul, nowadays France, and Syria. Among Syrian merchants, there were believers in Christ who contributed to spreading the Gospel in the European continent.
European Council President Donald Tusk, has asked EU members to admit 100,000 refugees.
The refugee crisis, the hardships in Greece, the threat of Islamic terrorism, violence in Ukraine, the global financial crisis… Vote.
Migration issues have dominated a summit in Vienna, amid the worst refugee crisis in Europe since WWII. At least 20 migrants have been found dead in a lorry in Austria.
Around 430 people have been rescued in the same boat by the Swedish ship Poseidon, Italy’s coastguard said.
Italy will receive the most aid - nearly 560 million euros, while Greece is to receive 473 million.
It is thought up to 600 migrants were on the boat. About 400 have been rescued and at least 25 bodies recovered. The European Comission has made a statement.
According to International Organization for Migration´s data published today, the Central Mediterranean route is the deadliest route for migrants.