Monthly Archives: February 2011

Servir 49

Have you ever sat in an overcrowded flimsy boat? Even just imagining it is enough to create anxiety. How desperate does a person have to be to get on such a boat? Does anyone remember the mass exodus of refugees in the aftermath of the Vietnam War in the late seventies and early eighties? Ever since, the term “boat people” has described those who, driven by despair, cross the sea in overloaded craft often unfit for travel. They risk their lives to find security and freedom from violence, repression and poverty. Today there are still boat people; it is just the faces and nationalities that have changed. They are women and men from Africa who see no future in their war-torn, impoverished surroundings. Falling prey to human smugglers, they try to cross the Mediterranean Sea, setting out from Morocco or Libya. Download Servir 49 (369 downloads)

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Healthcare in Detention

A list of the main JRS concerns on the situation of health care in the detention centres. Download Healthcare in Detention (443 downloads)

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Do they know

Do They Know? is a collection of testimonies from asylum seekers who were granted protection in Malta, highlighting their experiences of life there.

Published by JRS Malta to coincide with International Migrants’ Day 2009, the testimonies reveal the unthinkable hardship many migrants face in Libya, which is almost an obligatory transit country for sub-Saharan Africans fleeing widespread violence and human rights violations in their countries.

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