17 October 2015

Doctors without Borders in Pozzallo: “100 ‘vulnerable’ migrants expelled”

From Palermo.blogsicilia

Over one hundred
persons have been expelled from the reception centre of Pozzallo during the
last weeks. Among them are women, also pregnant, minors and “vulnerable”
persons who experienced “extremely hard journeys and who necessitated medical
care” – as condemned by Doctors without Borders (Msf). The organization is
concerned “about this unexpected change in the identification practices” and
awaits “clarification from the responsible authorities”.

Msf offers
medical assistance in the facility of Pozzallo. “We are extremely concerned
that vulnerable persons are left without adequate assistance. And we are
concerned about what looks like an unexpected change in the practices of
identification that are characterized by a systematic application of expulsions
from the facility of Pozzallo”, affirms the head of mission of Msf, Stefano di
Carlo, “we await clarifications and we will continue monitoring the situation
in the coming days”.

Translation:
Chiara Guccione

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