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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 302

Posts Tagged ‘lives’

Call to commemorate refugees who lost their lives in the Mediterranean

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 17 giugno 2019

On the occasion of the World Refugee Day observed on 20 June, the Conference of European Churches together with the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) has issued a call to churches and parishes across Europe to hold services commemorating “those who have died on their journey to find a dignified life in Europe through an annual day of prayer.”
“In this period of Ascension and Pentecost filled with hope and light that are intended for all humankind, we are deeply saddened and disturbed that the way of the cross, of suffering, hopelessness and death, continues for thousands of our human brothers and sister on the outer borders of the European Union,” says the CEC–CCME message issued by CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger and CMME General Secretary Dr Torsten Moritz.
“As churches and Christians our divine calling is to be witnesses and servants of the resurrection and of a new life in justice and peace for all, regardless of their ethnicity, nationality or religion. Let us jointly remember the documented as well as the undocumented persons who have died at European borders, let us share our sorrow in prayer,” reads the message.This call was affirmed by the CEC General Assembly held in Budapest in July 2013. In past years, many churches and parishes across Europe have taken up this call and held commemoration services around the World Refugee Day.The resource titled Day of intercession in memory of those who have lost their lives at the borders of the EU – Information, Intercessions and Ideas is available and has been updated last year by CCME together with support from German Ecumenical Committee on Church Asylum, the Evangelical Church in Berlin, Brandenburg and Silesian Oberlausitz and the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD). Read full text of “Call to commemorate persons who lost their lives on their way to seek safety” in English, French and German.

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NGOs saving lives in the Mediterranean: MEPs take stock of the situation

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 marzo 2019

2018 Sakharov Prize finalist NGOs, which carried out rescue operations in the Mediterranean and are now prevented from operating, discussed their work with MEPs on Monday.
MEPs of the Civil Liberties and Foreign Affairs committees and Human Rights Subcommittee debated the legal framework of search and rescue operations as well as the challenges faced by people working in the field with representatives of the NGOs.Members of Sea Watch, Solidarity at Sea, Sea Eye, Seebrücke Germany, Open Arms, Médecins sans Frontières and Migrant Offshore Aid Station objected to MEPs that their activities are being unjustly criminalised. They regret that the media and authorities are focussing their attention now on NGOs carrying out these rescue operations, and not on the humanitarian crisis taking place in the Mediterranean.They underlined that, according to international maritime law, people rescued at sea must be brought to a port of safety immediately, and insisted that the Libyan coast guard should not be conducting search and rescue operations.
The NGOs saving lives in the Mediterranean were finalists in last year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

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Fatebenefratelli ad Afagnan:“ambasciatore della salute”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 10 maggio 2010

L’Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità ha scelto quest’anno l’Ordine dei Fatebenefratelli ad Afagnan come Ambasciatore della Salute. Questo riconoscimento è stato consegnato a Fra Pascal Ahodegnon, Direttore generale e medico dell’Ospedale Saint Jean de Dieu, per il lavoro che svolge nel nosocomio togolese a favore delle popolazioni disagiate.  Fra Pascal ha ringraziato sottolineando che il Premio è il frutto del lavoro di tutti: “L’Ospedale è diventato Ambasciatore della Salute perché lavoriamo tutti e insieme siamo i veri promotori. Giorno e notte corriamo senza stancarci per alleviare la sofferenza delle popolazioni. Sosteneteci in questa lotta quotidiana a favore dei poveri malati e bisognosi del Togo”. L’edizione 2010 indetta dall’Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità (OMS-WHO) è stata dedicata al problema dell’urbanizzazione: “1000 cities, 1000 lives” lo slogan.  Attraverso l’iniziativa l’OMS ha inteso sensibilizzare “mille città” al fine di migliorare la qualità della vita urbana attraverso l’allestimento di forum di discussione sulla salute e l’avvio di campagne specifiche per l’utilizzo degli spazi pubblici. Lo stesso progetto si è proposto l’obiettivo di rintracciare 1000 storie di “campioni di salute urbani” che si siano distinti attraverso attività e iniziative volte al miglioramento della salute nelle proprie città. (ambas)

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