Italian and foreign nationals have equal rights to access social services, a ruling by Milan’s appeals court has confirmed. The case made national headlines after migrant children in the city of Lodi were effectively barred from eating at their school canteen.
An appeal to end the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe: immediate action is required.
Eighteen associations committed to protecting the health of migrants and refugees have launched an appeal to European governments and to members of the European Parliament.
Eighteen associations promoting the health rights of migrants and refugees have appealed to European governments and to EMPs to change the model of large holding centers in the new European pact on migration and asylum. Large centers, they said in the recent appeal, “have devastating effects on the mental health of refugees and asylum seekers.”
Italy’s ex-interior minister could be indicted for kidnapping refugees and dereliction of duty and in the Open Arms case he could face the additional charge of dereliction of duty. “This makes the Palermo trial more important, from our perspective,” Antonello Ciervo, a lawyer and a member of the migrant legal aid group ASGI.
ASGI, Lunaria and “Italians without citizenship” appealed to the Ministry of Health, the Parliament and the Government: those who have a permit of have the right to apply.
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