AITA MARI-Maydayterraneo We began the fifth mission of the project this voyage. We continue in the fight for the human rights of immigrant people with you. After a very rough year, setting sail with the Aita Mari again seemed crazy. In 2015 we started this project thinking that what was abnormal were the migration policies of the European Union. First, we want to thank you for all. With your support (throught donations, membership fees, word of mouth and words of encouragement), 13 crew members [...]
In August we were unable to send you the newsletter so we apologize and update the information on what is happening in Chios (and in the Mediterranean). During these last two months, the comrades in Chios have continued to give their best to bring dignified medical care to the refugee camp. Unfortunately, we continue to denounce that the vast majority of cases are caused by poor living conditions. Thus, we serve many people with gastroenteritis, scorpion stings or rat bites and, in addition, sca [...]
The Chíos team is working with a very high level of demand, with days in which up to 100 patients pass through the clinic. Vial's poor conditions make many sick with unusual ailments such as scabies, ringworm, impetigo, etc. The countryside is still overcrowded and, although people have been transferred to the continent, living conditions are terrible. In general, 33,000 people live in this type of facility on the Aegean islands as of July. In Vial there are approximately 4,300 people. UNHCR has [...]
AITA MARI-Maydayterraneo After 49 days of blocking in Palermo, Aita Mari was finally able to release the moorings and return to Pasaia. In this way, on July 9, it entered the mouth of the Gipuzkoan port. This voyage does not mean that Italy has lifted the veto on navigation on the ship. The transalpine country has given us a pass-through (a safe conduct) to return to our base port and proceed to carry out the repairs and improvements that it requires from us in its technical inspection. In this [...]
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