Today, @alarm_phone @RescueMed @seawatch_intl & @BorderlineEurop launch our report "Remote Control". It outlines how the EU collaborates with the so-called Libyan coastguard to coordinate migrant pull-backs to #Libya through aerial surveillance of the Central #Mediterranean.
Join us at 18:00h CEST for the live stream launch, following the below link! We will be joined by @sallyhayd and @StatewatchEU to discuss the current situation in Libya for migrants and Europe’s accountability for #remotecontrol operations. sea-watch.org/unitedwetalk
The EU does not escape responsibility for violating the non-refoulement principle simply by averting direct contact with the people fleeing Libya! We demand the immediate revocation of the Libyan Search & Rescue Region. End EU aerial surveillance facilitating pull-backs now!

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Oct 3, 2021
🆘~49 persone in pericolo nella zona SAR di #Malta!
Le persone, in fuga dalla #Libia, sono in pericolo a bordo di una barca sovraffollata. Necessitano di supporto immediato. Le autorità sono informate e speriamo che lancino una operazione di ricerca e soccorso il prima possibile.
Abbiamo appena parlato con le 49 persone in pericolo. Sono ancora alla deriva e chiedono urgente soccorso! Ci hanno dato una posizione aggiornata che mostra che sono ancora nella SAR di #Malta. Autorità informate. Va lanciata una operazione SAR ora!
⚠️16h dopo il primo allarme, ~49 persone sono ancora alla deriva nel Mediterraneo. Nessun salvataggio è stato avviato. Esortiamo #Malta e #Italia ad adempiere alle loro responsabilità coordinando un'operazione SAR per portarli in salvo! #DontLetThemDrown #MigrantsLivesMatter
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Oct 3, 2021
🆘~49 people in danger in #Malta SAR zone! The people are fleeing #Libya and are in distress on a overcrowded boat. They need immediate support. Authorities are alerted & we hope they’ll launch a search & rescue operation soon.
🆘 We just spoke to the 49 people in distress. They are still adrift & in need of immediate rescue! They also gave us an updated position showing they are deep in #Malta's SAR zone. Authorities are alerted & need to launch a search & rescue operation NOW!
⚠️16h since our first alert to authorities, ~49 people are still drifting in the Mediterranean Sea. No rescue has been launched yet. We urge #Malta and #Italy to fulfil their responsibilities to coordinate a SAR operation & to rescue now! #DontLetThemDrown #MigrantsLivesMatter
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Sep 28, 2020
🔴ULTIMORA! Sei naufragi e ~200 morti al largo della #Libia a settembre!

Centinaia di persone sono morte nel #Med centrale in pochi giorni. Ancora silenzio delle autorità europee. I sopravvissuti sono vivi grazie agli sforzi dei pescatori.
Grazie @RescueMed per la traduzione.
Come ad agosto, molti dei naufragi avvenuti a settembre non sono stati ammessi dalle autorità. Eccetto pochi casi, abbiamo saputo di queste tragiche morti in mare grazie ai sopravvissuti o ai coraggiosi pescatori che si sono rivolti ad Alarm Phone per far sentire la loro voce.
🔺1° naufragio: 22 morti, 45 sopravvissuti detenuti.
Il 14/09 IOM ha riportato il soccorso di una barca da parte della cd. Guardia Costiera libica. Troppo tardi per 22 persone, morte dopo il rovesciamento della barca. 45 sopravvissuti portati nel centro di detenzione di Zawiya.
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Sep 28, 2020
🔴BREAKING! Six shipwrecks and almost 200 deaths off #Libya in September!

Hundreds of people have died in the Central Med over just a few days & again European authorities keep silent. Those who survived are alive only thanks to the efforts of fishermen.

alarmphone.org/en/2020/09/27/…
As in August, most shipwrecks that happened in September were not recognised by any authority. With the exception of a few, we only heard of these tragic deaths at sea because traumatised survivors or brave fishermen reached out to #AlarmPhone to make their voices heard.
🔺1st shipwreck: 22 people died and 45 survivors detained.

IOM reported that on 14/09 a boat was rescued by the so-called Libyan Coast Guard. They arrived too late for 22 people who died after the boat capsized. The 45 survivors were imprisoned in the detention centre of Zawya.
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Sep 25, 2020
🆘This morning, #AlarmPhone was alerted by some relatives about a boat with ~10 persons onboard, which departed on Monday night from Bab El Oued, in #Algeria. We informed authorities today at 3:20pm. @salvamentogov, the launch of a rescue operation is urgently needed!
🔴 WHERE ARE THEY?

No news concerning ~10 people in distress who left #Algeria on 21 September. We fear that they will have to survive a 4th night at sea. Relatives say they are on a white and blue wooden boat. @salvamentogob believe they are not in Spanish SAR zone yet.
Relatives keep calling us - they lost contact with their loved ones since Monday night. After we alerted authorities almost 24h ago, still no search and rescue in sight. We strongly ask @salvamentogob to search for them! We hope they are still alive.
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Sep 22, 2020
🆘 Una barca con ~86 persone in pericolo rischia il naufragio tra #Libia e #Lampedusa! Non lasciateli annegare!

All’1:15 di notte siamo stati allertati da questa barca in fugu dalla zona di guerra libica. Da allora, nessuna reazione delle autorità.
Serve soccorso immediato!!! Image
L'Europa lascia in pericolo ~86 vite!

10h fa abbiamo allertato le autorità di una barca in pericolo. Nessun soccorso in vista. Un aereo di @Frontex li osserva. La barca si sta sgonfiando e l'acqua sta entrando. Le persone chiedono aiuto, sono in pericolo! Non lasciateli morire!
Siamo finalmente riusciti a parlare con la c.d. guardia costiera libica che abbiamo informato alle 1.15 di notte. Dicono di essere al corrente del caso ma di non aver mandato soccorsi.
Siamo in contatto con le persone, nel panico, senza cibo e acqua e poche speranze di soccorso!
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