24 August 2016 - CIR expresses its solidarity with the thousands of people affected by the earthquake in Central Italy and expresses its sorrow for the many innocent victims: in these sad and dramatic times we would like to underline that also many refugees and asylum seekers are actively demonstrating their solidarity with the affected populations. 20 asylum seekers, almost all of North African origin, residing in a centre run by GUS (Gruppo Umana Solidarietà) in Monteprandone, Ascoli Piceno, today departed as volunteers to Amandola, one of the towns in the Marche region struck by the earthquake, in order to provide support to the council's civil protection unit and to give assistance to the local population.
11th August 2016 – The Baobab project providing information and legal assistance, together with A Buon Diritto, resumed its activities some weeks ago. Our task is to inform the migrants present in Via Cupa (Via Tiburtina, Rome) of their rights and the legal context relevant to their situation in order that they can best understand the current and future dynamics that concern their position. Above all we aim, through our activities of legal assistance, to help them receive the protection to which they are entitled in Italy and Europe.
13 July 2016 - The European Commission is today presenting proposals to complete the reform of the Common European Asylum System in order to move towards a fully efficient, fair and humane asylum policy – one which can function effectively both in times of normal and in times of high migratory pressure.
10 July 2016 - The Xenia 34° North Project rise from the collaboration between WAHA International, Rainbow for Africa, MissionLand, Elpis Nave Ospedale, ENGIM Internazionale and the Italian Refugees Council with the common goal to build up a Hospital Ship to provide primary health care and life-saving rescue close to the operational area.
22nd June 2016 – on the 26th June on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, CIR, together with “La Mama Theater” and with the support of the Dutch Embassy in Rome, will present the international debut performance of Antigone in Exilium at the Festival of the Two Worlds in Spoleto.
Press Release:On the 26th June the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture will be commemorated all around the world. In spite of an absolute ban on its use, torture has still not been eliminated and continues to inflict indescribable physical and psychological suffering. According to Amnesty International, torture is still practised in 141 states: 82% of the world’s population live under governments that utilize torture to varying degrees in order to terrorize and destroy the identity of dissenters.
“Unfortunately, even though it is invisible, each year torture continues to claim thousands of victims. It is sufficient to consider that one refugee in every three in Italy has been subject to torture in their country of origin or during their voyage towards Europe.
15th June 2016 – On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, which will be celebrated on Monday 20th June 2016, Accogliamoci - Radicali Italiani, A buon diritto, ARCI, the Italian Refugee Council (CIR), LasciateCIEntrare, Doctors for Human Rights, Città dell'altra economia and Monk are promoting at the Monk Garden in Rome “Right to Asylum”, a music and art event.
Date: Rome, 20th June, “The Monk Garden”, via Giuseppe Mirri, 35, from 7pm