Climate change and the consequential natural disasters have become common drivers of migration—a phenomenon that will be further exacerbated as the climate crisis continues. Does the EU legislature address this issue?
Snapshots from Marsa: a Community at the Border
Discussion about integration in Marsa must necessarily begin by understanding the social context and take into account the existing boundaries and divisions among the Marsa residents themselves.
Asylum Seekers: Burden, Cheap Labour or … Human Beings?
The asylum applicants are met with two contradictory demands: to be traumatised and persecuted enough to be recognised as refugees, and to be physically and emotionally fit in order to contribute to the host country’s economy.
Refugee Solidarity in Truly Challenging Circumstances
There are currently around 24.5 million refugees from different countries around the world. One of the major paradoxes of our time is the acceptance by economically developing countries to host hundreds of thousands of refugees, whilst much richer ones are more concerned with building barriers to keep those in need out.
On How Not to Consider the Immigration Issue
The EU rhetoric heavily focuses on stopping smugglers from exploiting people and putting their lives at risk, instead of examining what induces them to seek the services of smugglers in the first place.
You Too Might Need Help of a Rescue Mission One Day
The crew of Sea Watch 3 urges the Maltese public to support their pledge to set them free. The only issue of the vessel and the only wrongdoing of the crew was saving lives—the lives that should be as valuable as ours, alas they seem not to be.
The Fate of Migrant Boats is the Fate of Europe
Had a humanitarian vessel been a luxury yacht with extra communitarian multi-millionaires, the Maltese ports would not only be flung open but would be providing them with all the necessary paperwork to turn them into Maltese citizens.
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