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Related News to Rome and Malta Human Rights J-Term Course

Refugee and migrant issues are becoming more and more pressing to Mediterranean countries, especially Italy and Malta. The two nations both struggle to provide resources for the influx of refugees and often argue over whose responsibility it should be to rescue and process migrants. As this situation continues, it puts pressure on the states’ relationship with each other and also starts to involve other countries within the EU.   Here are some recent news stories related to the course content that illustrate the ongoing urgency in this developing situation.

This mural, painted by refugees, hangs in the office of the Jesuit Refugee Service Malta.

Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/10/29/3284473/italy-malta-rescue-hundreds-of.html#storylink=cpy

Italy, Malta rescue hundreds of migrants in Mediterranean - McClatchy Tribune News Service, October 29, 2013

Eritreans protest in Italy as more migrants are rescued  - Reuters, October 25, 2013

Migrants View Italy as Springboard - Wall Street Journal, October 9, 2013

Italy holds suspected ship captain; death toll 275 - Yahoo News, October 8, 2013

Italy: enough death in the Mediterranean, time for extraordinary measures - Reuters, October 3, 2013

Lampedusa death toll rises to 120 - Italian senator criticises Malta - Times of Malta, October 3, 2013

A fire, a stampede and the sea: 114 African migrants die when crowded ship capsizes off Italy - Washington Post, October 3, 2013

Pope addresses situation of migrants and refugees in open message  - Rome Reports, September 25, 2013

Pope Francis Visits Refugees at Jesuit Center in Rome - National Catholic Register, September 11, 2013

Malta army rescues 84 migrants from stricken dinghy - BBC, August 27, 2013

The Maltese dream that's more a migrant's nightmare - The Independent, August 11, 2013

Italy to the rescue in the wake of Malta-migrants row   - Euronews.com. August 7, 2013

Tanker migrants rejected by Malta arrive in Italy - BBC, August 7, 2013

EU commission warns Malta on migrant boat - Euobserver.com, August 6, 2013

Malta needs EU help to cope with its immigration crisis - Theguardian.com, August 4, 2013

Malta Forced to Cancel Repatriation of African Refugees - Voanews.com, July 10, 2013

Pope prays for lost refugees on visit to Mediterranean island - CNN, July 8, 2013

Pope Francis condemns "globalisation of indifference" as he comforts refugees on Italian island - The Telegraph, July 8, 2013

A Tiny Mediterranean Nation, Awash in Immigrants With Nowhere to Go - New York Times, September 22, 2012

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