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By Roberto Malini
Co-founder, EveryOne Group, Italy

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Lampedusa - Sub-Saharan refugees have had to pay a higher price than anyone else to get on a boat of hope, after waiting their turn that was long in coming. (Full Story)
Rafah (Egypt) - A bloody war is taking place against migrants on the borders of countries who consider themselves civilized and democratic. Many of these countries have signed the Geneva Convention. It is a war against people fleeing from humanitarian crises, people in search of a welcome and protection in other countries. (Full Story)
Rome - "We believe the slogans accompanied by the swastika that appeared yesterday in Rome in Via della Pisana could mean that neo-Nazis are claiming responsibility for the fire in which four Roma children from Romania perished: Fernando, Patrick, Sebastian and Raul". (Full Story)
Lampedusa - 660 immigrants were rescued by the Coast Guard last night off the coast of Lampedusa. The refugees, who arrived on 11 boats, are mostly Tunisians, but there are also refugees from Eritrea among them. Another rescue is currently underway about 6 miles west of the island. The number of refugees heading for Italy is increasing all the time, fuelled by the political tensions in Tunisia. (Full Story)
Rome - The behaviour of the Italian Ambassador in Tripoli has been severely criticised. Eritrean refugees were beaten by members of the Italian navy during their forced return to Libya. The Italian Ambassador to Tripoli pretended not to notice and failed to reply to the constant requests for help from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. (Full Story)
Milan (Italy) - The plight of the African refugees in the Sinai is not over yet. The authorities in Rafah and El Gorah have cancelled the security operation to try and free the African migrants. According to authorities, the special body will not be used because of the Camp David accords. (Full Story)
Rome (Italy) - Trafficking in human beings in the northern Sinai is a plague that Egypt is preparing to face in 2011 with a special anti-terrorism unit. The Egyptian government is setting up a special body whose goal is to stamp out trafficking in human beings and weapons. (Full Story)
Milan (Italy) - Traffickers in the Sinai have freed another group of African refugees. We received the news from Don Mussiè Zerai , president of Habeshia. Thirty refugees are still in the hands of traffickers, in the fruit orchard of Rafah. (Full Story)
Milan/Rafah - We have an important question to put to you, because it concerns the life and dignity of a great number of human beings. We are asking the United Nations and the institutions of the European Union for an honest answer. (Full Story)
In Iran, even poets who write in their own mother tongue are arrested and threatened with heavy sentences in the Islamic courts. And that is what happened in April 2010 to 20 poets, writers and journalists from Azerbaijan. (Full Story)
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