1. How things changed in 2016 for refugees and migrants, in Italy and Europe
The first item in our first web review of 2017 is a recap of the past year: here’s what has changed for refugees and migrants in Italy and Europe over the last 12 months, and what we can expect in the near future. Read about it in Internazionale.
2. Must-read stories on refugees from 2016
Remembering 2016 and its many important lessons through some of the best stories on refugees from the past year, selected by Refugees Deeply.
3. Everything that is wrong with the CIEs
The new Minister of the Interior Minniti has announced a controversial plan to fight illegal migration: more raids, expulsions and the reopening of CIEs (Centres for Identification and Expulsion) in all regions.
Annalisa Camilli explains in Internazionale what exactly CIEs are and why they are completely useless.
Also: Claudia Torrisi argues in Fanpage that CIEs have already failed, amid high costs, disappointing results and violated rights.
4. Tragedy at the migrant centre in Cona
Sandrine Bakayoko was a 25-year-old woman from Ivory Coast seeking asylum in Italy. She died of pulmonary thrombosis in the first reception centre of Cona, near Venice. Tensions are mounting in the overcrowded, unsanitary facility that should have been closed months ago. Read the article in Internazionale.
5. Finding home: a new life, as a refugee
Searching for a home while on the road, in a hostile world. The ongoing multimedia report from Time magazine tells the story of four young Syrian women who gave birth during their desperate journey, and their children’s first steps into the world. Follow them throughout this year.
6. The big fat business of migrants
The refugee crisis is the 21st century gold rush. An extraordinary multimedia report by the Huffington Post investigate show criminals around the world – including, of course, the Mafia – are profiting from the mismanagement of the so-called “refugee crisis”.
7. Crimes of solidarity: the story of Cédric Herrou
A man is on trial in France and is facing up to five years in jail for helping several migrants cross the French border into Italy. Cédric Herrou, a farmer, explains: “my job is to feed people”. Read about him in the New York Times and The Submarine.
8. Crimes of solidarity: Europe is sending a dangerous message
9. Refugees welcome: how Canadians are taking in Syrians
Many ordinary Canadians have chosen to open their homes and their hearts to refugees. Here are some of their stories, and the details on Canada’s extraordinary national movement to help Syrians, in a series by the New York Times.
10. On the fundamental right to cross borders
In a world where more and more barriers are raised, more frontiers closed, Refugees Deeply offers a legal and philosophical reflection on the right to freedom of movement – across all borders.
Translation by Francesco Graziosi.
Header photo: Pixabay (CC0 Public Domain).