Not piracy; but self-defense against deadly European border policy

Yesterday, news reports stated that the ‘El Hiblu 1’ is believed to have rescued 108 people off the coast of Libya. Upon discovering that they were being taken back to Libya, the survivors allegedly forced the crew of the bunkering tanker to change course and sail north towards Europe instead. This morning, the Armed Forces…


Hearts Like Yours: The human costs of EU migration policy

Achuil has seen too much for a sixteen year old, but on the day that he speaks to me from detention at the Initial Reception Centre in Marsa a hopeful tone never leaves his voice. In 2013, at the outbreak of the ongoing South Sudanese Civil War, his family fled their home to Sudan. But…


Sea-Watch 3 is no floating hotel

Dutch authorities use the safety of refugees as an argument to let them drown To shut down one of the last remaining rescue vessels on the Mediterranean, European governments use double standards. The Dutch authorities today carry out an inspection on the Sea-Watch 3’s ability to accommodate rescued people for longer periods of time, however…