• Entre les années 2004 et 2014, le nombre de ressortissants non tunisiens résidant en Tunisie a évolué de 66%, passant de 35192 à 53490 personnes. Cela exclut toutefois les plus de 10’000 migrants subsahariens en situation irrégulière qui vivraient dans le pays et pour lesquels aucune statistique fiable et à jour n’est disponible, révèle la source.
      En réponse au manque d’informations sur la migration de l’Afrique subsaharienne vers la Tunisie et ses dynamiques les plus récentes, REACH et Mercy Corps ont voulu creuser la question et ont collecté entre le 9 août et le 2 septembre 2018 des données auprès des trois principaux centres de migration en Tunisie pour les migrants subsahariens à savoir Tunis, Sfax et Medenine.

      Chiffres à retenir :
      – Plus de 83% d’entre eux ont prévu de se rendre vers la Tunisie dès leur départ
      – Environ 14% entre d’eux sont motivés par les facilités de #visas
      – 1/3 des migrants subsahariens considèrent la Tunisie comme étant un tremplin
      – 1/3 des travailleurs subsahariens estime trouver des #emplois plus attractifs que dans leur pays d’origine
      – Près de la moitié des #étudiants subsahariens estiment que l’#éducation est de qualité
      – Ils sont peu nombreux ceux qui ont l’intention de rejoindre l’Europe clandestinement
      – Plus de 90% des interrogés sont venus en Tunisie par avion
      – 50% ont décidé de résider sur le Grand #Tunis
      – 3/4 des migrants subsahariens ont des difficultés d’accès au #permis_de_séjour
      – La majorité des migrants subsahariens envisagent de rester en Tunisie

      #pays_de_destination #pays_de_transit #migrations #statistiques #chiffres #travail

      Ces chiffres servent aussi à relativiser les #préjugés sur la #ruée_vers_l'Europe (v. notamment ici la référence au livre de #Stéphen_Smith : https://seenthis.net/messages/673774), l’#invasion et l’ #afflux...


  • 56,800 migrant dead and missing : ’They are human beings’

    One by one, five to a grave, the coffins are buried in the red earth of this ill-kept corner of a South African cemetery. The scrawl on the cheap wood attests to their anonymity: “Unknown B/Male.”

    These men were migrants from elsewhere in Africa with next to nothing who sought a living in the thriving underground economy of Gauteng province, a name that roughly translates to “land of gold.” Instead of fortune, many found death, their bodies unnamed and unclaimed — more than 4,300 in Gauteng between 2014 and 2017 alone.

    Some of those lives ended here at the Olifantsvlei cemetery, in silence, among tufts of grass growing over tiny placards that read: Pauper Block. There are coffins so tiny that they could belong only to children.

    As migration worldwide soars to record highs, far less visible has been its toll: The tens of thousands of people who die or simply disappear during their journeys, never to be seen again. In most cases, nobody is keeping track: Barely counted in life, these people don’t register in death , as if they never lived at all.

    An Associated Press tally has documented at least 56,800 migrants dead or missing worldwide since 2014 — almost double the number found in the world’s only official attempt to try to count them, by the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration. The IOM toll as of Oct. 1 was more than 28,500. The AP came up with almost 28,300 additional dead or missing migrants by compiling information from other international groups, requesting forensic records, missing persons reports and death records, and sifting through data from thousands of interviews with migrants.

    The toll is the result of migration that is up 49 percent since the turn of the century, with more than 258 million international migrants in 2017, according to the United Nations. A growing number have drowned, died in deserts or fallen prey to traffickers, leaving their families to wonder what on earth happened to them. At the same time, anonymous bodies are filling cemeteries around the world, like the one in Gauteng.

    The AP’s tally is still low. More bodies of migrants lie undiscovered in desert sands or at the bottom of the sea. And families don’t always report loved ones as missing because they migrated illegally, or because they left home without saying exactly where they were headed.

    The official U.N. toll focuses mostly on Europe, but even there cases fall through the cracks. The political tide is turning against migrants in Europe just as in the United States, where the government is cracking down heavily on caravans of Central Americans trying to get in . One result is that money is drying up for projects to track migration and its costs.

    For example, when more than 800 people died in an April 2015 shipwreck off the coast of Italy, Europe’s deadliest migrant sea disaster, Italian investigators pledged to identify them and find their families. More than three years later, under a new populist government, funding for this work is being cut off.

    Beyond Europe, information is even more scarce. Little is known about the toll in South America, where the Venezuelan migration is among the world’s biggest today, and in Asia, the top region for numbers of migrants.

    The result is that governments vastly underestimate the toll of migration, a major political and social issue in most of the world today.

    “No matter where you stand on the whole migration management debate....these are still human beings on the move,” said Bram Frouws, the head of the Mixed Migration Centre , based in Geneva, which has done surveys of more than 20,000 migrants in its 4Mi project since 2014. “Whether it’s refugees or people moving for jobs, they are human beings.”

    They leave behind families caught between hope and mourning, like that of Safi al-Bahri. Her son, Majdi Barhoumi, left their hometown of Ras Jebel, Tunisia, on May 7, 2011, headed for Europe in a small boat with a dozen other migrants. The boat sank and Barhoumi hasn’t been heard from since. In a sign of faith that he is still alive, his parents built an animal pen with a brood of hens, a few cows and a dog to stand watch until he returns.

    “I just wait for him. I always imagine him behind me, at home, in the market, everywhere,” said al-Bahari. “When I hear a voice at night, I think he’s come back. When I hear the sound of a motorcycle, I think my son is back.”

    ———————————————————————

    EUROPE: BOATS THAT NEVER ARRIVE

    Of the world’s migration crises, Europe’s has been the most cruelly visible. Images of the lifeless body of a Kurdish toddler on a beach, frozen tent camps in Eastern Europe, and a nearly numbing succession of deadly shipwrecks have been transmitted around the world, adding to the furor over migration.

    In the Mediterranean, scores of tankers, cargo boats, cruise ships and military vessels tower over tiny, crowded rafts powered by an outboard motor for a one-way trip. Even larger boats carrying hundreds of migrants may go down when soft breezes turn into battering winds and thrashing waves further from shore.

    Two shipwrecks and the deaths of at least 368 people off the coast of Italy in October 2013 prompted the IOM’s research into migrant deaths. The organization has focused on deaths in the Mediterranean, although its researchers plead for more data from elsewhere in the world. This year alone, the IOM has found more than 1,700 deaths in the waters that divide Africa and Europe.

    Like the lost Tunisians of Ras Jebel, most of them set off to look for work. Barhoumi, his friends, cousins and other would-be migrants camped in the seaside brush the night before their departure, listening to the crash of the waves that ultimately would sink their raft.

    Khalid Arfaoui had planned to be among them. When the group knocked at his door, it wasn’t fear that held him back, but a lack of cash. Everyone needed to chip in to pay for the boat, gas and supplies, and he was short about $100. So he sat inside and watched as they left for the beachside campsite where even today locals spend the night before embarking to Europe.

    Propelled by a feeble outboard motor and overburdened with its passengers, the rubber raft flipped, possibly after grazing rocks below the surface on an uninhabited island just offshore. Two bodies were retrieved. The lone survivor was found clinging to debris eight hours later.

    The Tunisian government has never tallied its missing, and the group never made it close enough to Europe to catch the attention of authorities there. So these migrants never have been counted among the dead and missing.

    “If I had gone with them, I’d be lost like the others,” Arfaoui said recently, standing on the rocky shoreline with a group of friends, all of whom vaguely planned to leave for Europe. “If I get the chance, I’ll do it. Even if I fear the sea and I know I might die, I’ll do it.”

    With him that day was 30-year-old Mounir Aguida, who had already made the trip once, drifting for 19 hours after the boat engine cut out. In late August this year, he crammed into another raft with seven friends, feeling the waves slam the flimsy bow. At the last minute he and another young man jumped out.

    “It didn’t feel right,” Aguida said.

    There has been no word from the other six — yet another group of Ras Jebel’s youth lost to the sea. With no shipwreck reported, no survivors to rescue and no bodies to identify, the six young men are not counted in any toll.

    In addition to watching its own youth flee, Tunisia and to a lesser degree neighboring Algeria are transit points for other Africans north bound for Europe. Tunisia has its own cemetery for unidentified migrants, as do Greece, Italy and Turkey. The one at Tunisia’s southern coast is tended by an unemployed sailor named Chamseddin Marzouk.

    Of around 400 bodies interred in the coastal graveyard since it opened in 2005, only one has ever been identified. As for the others who lie beneath piles of dirt, Marzouk couldn’t imagine how their families would ever learn their fate.

    “Their families may think that the person is still alive, or that he’ll return one day to visit,” Marzouk said. “They don’t know that those they await are buried here, in Zarzis, Tunisia.”

    ——————

    AFRICA: VANISHING WITHOUT A TRACE

    Despite talk of the ’waves’ of African migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean, as many migrate within Africa — 16 million — as leave for Europe. In all, since 2014, at least 18,400 African migrants have died traveling within Africa, according to the figures compiled from AP and IOM records. That includes more than 4,300 unidentified bodies in a single South African province, and 8,700 whose traveling companions reported their disappearance en route out of the Horn of Africa in interviews with 4Mi.

    When people vanish while migrating in Africa, it is often without a trace. The IOM says the Sahara Desert may well have killed more migrants than the Mediterranean. But no one will ever know for sure in a region where borders are little more than lines drawn on maps and no government is searching an expanse as large as the continental United States. The harsh sun and swirling desert sands quickly decompose and bury bodies of migrants, so that even when they turn up, they are usually impossible to identify .

    With a prosperous economy and stable government, South Africa draws more migrants than any other country in Africa. The government is a meticulous collector of fingerprints — nearly every legal resident and citizen has a file somewhere — so bodies without any records are assumed to have been living and working in the country illegally. The corpses are fingerprinted when possible, but there is no regular DNA collection.

    South Africa also has one of the world’s highest rates of violent crime and police are more focused on solving domestic cases than identifying migrants.

    “There’s logic to that, as sad as it is....You want to find the killer if you’re a policeman, because the killer could kill more people,” said Jeanine Vellema, the chief specialist of the province’s eight mortuaries. Migrant identification, meanwhile, is largely an issue for foreign families — and poor ones at that.

    Vellema has tried to patch into the police missing persons system, to build a system of electronic mortuary records and to establish a protocol where a DNA sample is taken from every set of remains that arrive at the morgue. She sighs: “Resources.” It’s a word that comes up 10 times in a half-hour conversation.

    So the bodies end up at Olifantsvlei or a cemetery like it, in unnamed graves. On a recent visit by AP, a series of open rectangles awaited the bodies of the unidentified and unclaimed. They did not wait long: a pickup truck drove up, piled with about 10 coffins, five per grave. There were at least 180 grave markers for the anonymous dead, with multiple bodies in each grave.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross, which is working with Vellema, has started a pilot project with one Gauteng morgue to take detailed photos, fingerprints, dental information and DNA samples of unidentified bodies. That information goes to a database where, in theory, the bodies can be traced.

    “Every person has a right to their dignity. And to their identity,” said Stephen Fonseca, the ICRC regional forensic manager.

    ————————————

    THE UNITED STATES: “THAT’S HOW MY BROTHER USED TO SLEEP”

    More than 6,000 miles (9,000 kilometers) away, in the deserts that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border, lie the bodies of migrants who perished trying to cross land as unforgiving as the waters of the Mediterranean. Many fled the violence and poverty of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador or Mexico. Some are found months or years later as mere skeletons. Others make a last, desperate phone call and are never heard from again.

    In 2010 the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team and the local morgue in Pima County, Ariz., began to organize efforts to put names to the anonymous bodies found on both sides of the border. The “Border Project” has since identified more than 183 people — a fraction of the total.

    At least 3,861 migrants are dead and missing on the route from Mexico to the United States since 2014, according to the combined AP and IOM total. The tally includes missing person reports from the Colibri Center for Human Rights on the U.S. side as well as the Argentine group’s data from the Mexican side. The painstaking work of identification can take years, hampered by a lack of resources, official records and coordination between countries — and even between states.

    For many families of the missing, it is their only hope, but for the families of Juan Lorenzo Luna and Armando Reyes, that hope is fading.

    Luna, 27, and Reyes, 22, were brothers-in-law who left their small northern Mexico town of Gomez Palacio in August 2016. They had tried to cross to the U.S. four months earlier, but surrendered to border patrol agents in exhaustion and were deported.

    They knew they were risking their lives — Reyes’ father died migrating in 1995, and an uncle went missing in 2004. But Luna, a quiet family man, wanted to make enough money to buy a pickup truck and then return to his wife and two children. Reyes wanted a job where he wouldn’t get his shoes dirty and could give his newborn daughter a better life.

    Of the five who left Gomez Palacio together, two men made it to safety, and one man turned back. The only information he gave was that the brothers-in-law had stopped walking and planned to turn themselves in again. That is the last that is known of them.

    Officials told their families that they had scoured prisons and detention centers, but there was no sign of the missing men. Cesaria Orona even consulted a fortune teller about her missing son, Armando, and was told he had died in the desert.

    One weekend in June 2017, volunteers found eight bodies next to a military area of the Arizona desert and posted the images online in the hopes of finding family. Maria Elena Luna came across a Facebook photo of a decaying body found in an arid landscape dotted with cactus and shrubs, lying face-up with one leg bent outward. There was something horribly familiar about the pose.

    “That’s how my brother used to sleep,” she whispered.

    Along with the bodies, the volunteers found a credential of a boy from Guatemala, a photo and a piece of paper with a number written on it. The photo was of Juan Lorenzo Luna, and the number on the paper was for cousins of the family. But investigators warned that a wallet or credential could have been stolen, as migrants are frequently robbed.

    “We all cried,” Luna recalled. “But I said, we cannot be sure until we have the DNA test. Let’s wait.”

    Luna and Orona gave DNA samples to the Mexican government and the Argentine group. In November 2017, Orona received a letter from the Mexican government saying that there was the possibility of a match for Armando with some bone remains found in Nuevo Leon, a state that borders Texas. But the test was negative.

    The women are still waiting for results from the Argentine pathologists. Until then, their relatives remain among the uncounted.

    Orona holds out hope that the men may be locked up, or held by “bad people.” Every time Luna hears about clandestine graves or unidentified bodies in the news, the anguish is sharp.

    “Suddenly all the memories come back,” she said. “I do not want to think.”

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    SOUTH AMERICA: “NO ONE WANTS TO ADMIT THIS IS A REALITY”

    The toll of the dead and the missing has been all but ignored in one of the largest population movements in the world today — that of nearly 2 million Venezuelans fleeing from their country’s collapse. These migrants have hopped buses across the borders, boarded flimsy boats in the Caribbean, and — when all else failed — walked for days along scorching highways and freezing mountain trails. Vulnerable to violence from drug cartels, hunger and illness that lingers even after reaching their destination, they have disappeared or died by the hundreds.

    “They can’t withstand a trip that hard, because the journey is very long,” said Carlos Valdes, director of neighboring Colombia’s national forensic institute. “And many times, they only eat once a day. They don’t eat. And they die.” Valdes said authorities don’t always recover the bodies of those who die, as some migrants who have entered the country illegally are afraid to seek help.

    Valdes believes hypothermia has killed some as they trek through the mountain tundra region, but he had no idea how many. One migrant told the AP he saw a family burying someone wrapped in a white blanket with red flowers along the frigid journey.

    Marta Duque, 55, has had a front seat to the Venezuela migration crisis from her home in Pamplona, Colombia. She opens her doors nightly to provide shelter for families with young children. Pamplona is one of the last cities migrants reach before venturing up a frigid mountain paramo, one of the most dangerous parts of the trip for migrants traveling by foot. Temperatures dip well below freezing.

    She said inaction from authorities has forced citizens like her to step in.

    “Everyone just seems to pass the ball,” she said. “No one wants to admit this is a reality.”

    Those deaths are uncounted, as are dozens in the sea. Also uncounted are those reported missing in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. In all at least 3,410 Venezuelans have been reported missing or dead in a migration within Latin America whose dangers have gone relatively unnoticed; many of the dead perished from illnesses on the rise in Venezuela that easily would have found treatment in better times.

    Among the missing is Randy Javier Gutierrez, who was walking through Colombia with a cousin and his aunt in hopes of reaching Peru to reunite with his mother.

    Gutierrez’s mother, Mariela Gamboa, said that a driver offered a ride to the two women, but refused to take her son. The women agreed to wait for him at the bus station in Cali, about 160 miles (257 kilometers) ahead, but he never arrived. Messages sent to his phone since that day four months ago have gone unread.

    “I’m very worried,” his mother said. “I don’t even know what to do.”

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    ASIA: A VAST UNKNOWN

    The region with the largest overall migration, Asia, also has the least information on the fate of those who disappear after leaving their homelands. Governments are unwilling or unable to account for citizens who leave for elsewhere in the region or in the Mideast, two of the most common destinations, although there’s a growing push to do so.

    Asians make up 40 percent of the world’s migrants, and more than half of them never leave the region. The Associated Press was able to document more than 8,200 migrants who disappeared or died after leaving home in Asia and the Mideast, including thousands in the Philippines and Indonesia.

    Thirteen of the top 20 migration pathways from Asia take place within the region. These include Indian workers heading to the United Arab Emirates, Bangladeshis heading to India, Rohingya Muslims escaping persecution in Myanmar, and Afghans crossing the nearest border to escape war. But with large-scale smuggling and trafficking of labor, and violent displacements, the low numbers of dead and missing indicate not safe travel but rather a vast unknown.

    Almass was just 14 when his widowed mother reluctantly sent him and his 11-year-old brother from their home in Khost, Afghanistan, into that unknown. The payment for their trip was supposed to get them away from the Taliban and all the way to Germany via a chain of smugglers. The pair crammed first into a pickup with around 40 people, walked for a few days at the border, crammed into a car, waited a bit in Tehran, and walked a few more days.

    His brother Murtaza was exhausted by the time they reached the Iran-Turkey border. But the smuggler said it wasn’t the time to rest — there were at least two border posts nearby and the risk that children far younger travelling with them would make noise.

    Almass was carrying a baby in his arms and holding his brother’s hand when they heard the shout of Iranian guards. Bullets whistled past as he tumbled head over heels into a ravine and lost consciousness.

    Alone all that day and the next, Almass stumbled upon three other boys in the ravine who had also become separated from the group, then another four. No one had seen his brother. And although the younger boy had his ID, it had been up to Almass to memorize the crucial contact information for the smuggler.

    When Almass eventually called home, from Turkey, he couldn’t bear to tell his mother what had happened. He said Murtaza couldn’t come to the phone but sent his love.

    That was in early 2014. Almass, who is now 18, hasn’t spoken to his family since.

    Almass said he searched for his brother among the 2,773 children reported to the Red Cross as missing en route to Europe. He also looked for himself among the 2,097 adults reported missing by children. They weren’t on the list.

    With one of the world’s longest-running exoduses, Afghans face particular dangers in bordering countries that are neither safe nor welcoming. Over a period of 10 months from June 2017 to April 2018, 4Mi carried out a total of 962 interviews with Afghan migrants and refugees in their native languages around the world, systematically asking a series of questions about the specific dangers they had faced and what they had witnessed.

    A total of 247 migrant deaths were witnessed by the interviewed migrants, who reported seeing people killed in violence from security forces or starving to death. The effort is the first time any organization has successfully captured the perils facing Afghans in transit to destinations in Asia and Europe.

    Almass made it from Asia to Europe and speaks halting French now to the woman who has given him a home in a drafty 400-year-old farmhouse in France’s Limousin region. But his family is lost to him. Their phone number in Afghanistan no longer works, their village is overrun with Taliban, and he has no idea how to find them — or the child whose hand slipped from his grasp four years ago.

    “I don’t know now where they are,” he said, his face anguished, as he sat on a sun-dappled bench. “They also don’t know where I am.”

    https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/global-lost-56800-migrants-dead-missing-years-58890913
    #décès #morts #migrations #réfugiés #asile #statistiques #chiffres #monde #Europe #Asie #Amérique_latine #Afrique #USA #Etats-Unis #2014 #2015 #2016 #2017 #2018
    ping @reka @simplicissimus


  • 5200 troops. 23 apprehensions. In. ONE. Year.

    In fiscal 2018, the average Border Patrol agent apprehended 23 migrants. All year.

    9 of them would’ve been kids and family members, leaving 14 single adults, all year. One per agent, every 26 days.

    And now, at great expense, 5,200 active-duty soldiers are headed to the border.

    75% less migrants since 2000. Nearly 5X more Border Patrol agents since 1992. The buildup has happened already, and the migrant flow has ebbed. Adding soldiers is unnecessary.

    https://twitter.com/adam_wola/status/1057063320770002944

    #murs #efficacité #inefficacité #USA #Etats-Unis #statistiques #frontières #barrières_frontalières #contrôles_frontaliers #militarisation_des_frontières #statistiques #chiffres
    ping @reka


  • Les réfugiés peinent à atteindre la Suisse

    Les demandes d’asile sont en constante diminution en Suisse. La fermeture des frontières extérieures de l’Union européenne (UE) oblige les migrants à emprunter d’autres routes, parfois plus dangereuses. Éclairage.


    Avec un encadré sur la différente manière de présenter les statistiques, notamment entre le #SEM d’un côté et @vivre et Eurostat de l’autre...

    https://www.swissinfo.ch/fre/asile_les-r%C3%A9fugi%C3%A9s-peinent-%C3%A0-atteindre-la-suisse/44492212
    #statistiques #asile #migrations #réfugiés #chiffres #Suisse #2018


  • L’équation des #refoulements en Libye : depuis le début #2018 près de 15000 boat-people ont été reconduits en #Libye où sont enregistrés plus de 56000 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile. Parmi eux, en un an, 900 ont été réinstallés. Que deviennent les autres ?

    https://twitter.com/Migreurop/status/1053981625321771008

    #push-back #refoulement #statistiques #chiffres #Méditerranée #pull-back #réinstallation

    Source :
    Flash update Libya (UNHCR)

    Population Movements
    As of 11 October, the Libyan Coast Guard (LCG) rescued/intercepted 14,156 refugees and migrants (9,801 men, 2,126 women and 1,373 children) at sea during 108 operations. So far in 2018, the LCG recovered 99 bodies from the sea. The number of individualsdis embarked in Libya has gradually increased over the past weeks when compared to the month of August (552 individuals in August, 1,265 individuals in September and 884 individuals so far in October). An increase in disembarkations may be expected as the sea iscurrently very calm.
    During the reporting period, 174 refugees and migrants (163 men, eight women and three children) disembarked in #Alkhums (97 km southwest of Tripoli) and #Zawia (45 km west of Tripoli). The group was comprised mainly of Bangladeshi and Sudanese nationals. UNHCR and its partner International Medical Corps (IMC) provided core-relief items (CRIs) and vital medical assistance both at the disembarkation points and in the detention centres to which individuals were subsequently transferred by the authorities. So far in 2018, UNHCR has registered 11,401 refugees and asylum-seekers, bringing the total of individuals registered to 56,045.

    UNHCR Response
    On 9 October, #UNHCR in coordination with the municipality of Benghazi, distributed water tanks, medical waste disposal bins and wheel chairs to 14 hospitals and clinics in Benghazi. This was part of UNHCR’s quick-impact projects (#QIPs). QIPs are small, rapidly implemented projects intended to help create conditions for peaceful coexistence between displaced persons and their hosting communities. QIPs also strengthen the resilience of these communities. So far in 2018, UNHCR implemented 83 QIPs across Libya.
    On 8 October, UNHC partner #CESVI began a three-day school bag distribution campaign at its social centre in Tripoli. The aim is to reach 1,000 children with bags in preparation for the new school year. Due to the liquidity crisis in Libya, the price of school materials has increased over the past years. With this distribution, UNHCR hopes to mitigate the financial impact that the start of the school year has on refugee families.
    UNHCR estimates that 5,893 individuals are detained in Libya, of whom 3,964 are of concern to UNHCR. On 7 October, UNHCR visited #Abu-Slim detention centre to deliver humanitarian assistance and address the concerns of refugees and asylum-seekers held in the facility. UNHCR distributed non-food items including blankets, hygiene kits, dignity kits, sleeping mats and water to all detained individuals. UNHCR carried out a Q&A session with refugees and migrants to discuss UNHCR’s activities and possible solutions for persons of concern. Security permitting, UNHCR will resume its registration activities in detention centres over the coming days, targeting all persons of concern.
    So far in 2018, UNHCR conducted 982 visits to detention centres and registered 3,600 refugees and asylum-seekers. As of 10 October, UNHCR distributed 15,282 core-relief items to refugees and migrants held in detention centres in Libya.
    Throughits partner #IMC, UNHCR continues to provide medical assistance in detention centres in Libya. So far in 2018, IMC provided 21,548 primary health care consultations at the detention centres and 231 medical referrals to public hospitals. As conditions in detention remain extremely dire, UNHCR continues to advocate for alternatives to detention in Libya and for solutions in third countries. Since 1 September 2017, 901 individuals have been submitted for resettlement to eight States (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland).

    http://reporting.unhcr.org/sites/default/files/UNHCR%20Libya%20Flash%20Update%20-%205-12OCT18.pdf
    #réinstallation #détention #centres_de_détention #HCR #gardes-côtes_libyens

    ping @_kg_ @isskein


  • Lo scandalo del bio: copre il 15% dei terreni ma prende solo il 3% degli aiuti

    L’Italia applica la #PAC in modo paradossale: si finanzia più l’acquisto di diserbanti e pesticidi nell’agricoltura convenzionale che chi sceglie di puntare sul biologico.

    Il biologico cresce a due cifre ed è considerato un’arma utile anche contro i cambiamenti climatici. Ma le politiche di sostegno all’agricoltura – declinazioni nazionali delle politiche europee – investono direttamente sul bio italiano molto meno di quanto il settore meriterebbe. Questa la denuncia contenuta nell’ultimo rapporto di FederBio (Cambia la terra 2018): i fondi pubblici mirati al biologico sono inferiori al 3% del totale. Eppure, la Superficie agricola (Sau) coltivata dall’agricoltura biologica è di poco inferiore al 15%.

    Una sperequazione nell’attribuzione degli aiuti sancita dai meccanismi di attuazione italiana della Pac (Politica agricola comunitaria) per il periodo 2014-2020. Tanto più criticabile se si pensa che il il biologico contribuisce a ridurre i costi ambientali e sanitari collettivi, favorendo la tutela del paesaggio e il calo dell’inquinamento da fitofarmaci (ovvero erbicidi e pesticidi). E che la scelta del biologico comporta, per chi la fa, maggiori incombenze burocratiche ed economiche, che colpiscono non solo le aziende che stanno “transitando” da coltivazioni non certificate ma anche la pratica quotidiana.

    Al biologico solo le briciole dal Primo Pilastro della Pac

    Secondo i dati del Servizio Studi della Camera, i finanziamenti della Pac 2014-2020 all’agricoltura italiana sono pari a 62,5 miliardi:

    41,5 miliardi di euro dell’Unione europea
    21 miliardi che arrivano dallo Stato nazionale.

    Il 75% dei finanziamenti è destinato al cosiddetto Primo Pilastro e all’Organizzazione comune di mercato, mentre mediamente il 25% è destinato al Secondo Pilastro, che sono i Programmi di sviluppo rurale delle Regioni.

    Sul primo Pilastro della Pac, i finanziamenti destinati specificatamente al biologico praticamente non esistono. Il biologico beneficia del cosiddetto greening, che di fatto è solo una maggiorazione del 30% dell’aiuto di base.

    «Ma il greening, in funzione delle esenzioni previste dalle norme, viene applicato nel nostro Paese solo al 12% delle aziende. E, oltre al biologico, ne beneficia anche chi fa avvicendamento colturale, i pascoli o le zone rifugio per la fauna. Così, alla fine, l’aiuto destinato specificatamente al bio è veramente irrilevante», spiega Maria Grazia Mammuccini di FederBio.

    Un quadro che appare a tutto vantaggio dell’agricoltura convenzionale, che utilizza pesticidi, diserbanti e fertilizzanti di sintesi. Ovvero chi adempie al PAN (Piano Nazionale per l’uso sostenibile dei prodotti fitosanitari) secondo lo standard minimo – e obbligatorio – che consente l’accesso ai pagamenti diretti del Primo Pilastro.

    Psr, premiato chi usa i pesticidi. Glifosato incluso

    Al biologico, va meglio quando si analizza il finanziamento specifico che giunge dai Programmi di sviluppo rurale (Psr) del Secondo Pilastro della Pac. E in questo caso a decidere – in modo assolutamente disomogeneo – sono le regioni italiane.

    Attraverso i bandi della cosiddetta Misura 11, dedicata proprio all’agricoltura biologica, al bio arrivano la maggior parte dei finanziamenti. Ma la misura rimane comunque minore rispetto a quanto, grazie alla Misura 10, ricevono altre pratiche. Innanzitutto il cosiddetto “integrato volontario“, modello di agricoltura che rispetta un disciplinare con pratiche agronomiche specifiche, e vieta l’uso di alcuni principi attivi tra i più dannosi. E poi l’agricoltura conservativa.
    A sostenere fortemente il biologico, con alte percentuali della spesa complessiva nei Psr, sono le regioni del Centro e Sud Italia (in Sicilia il 18,07%, in Calabria il 22,38%). Uniche eccezioni l’Umbria (3,88%) e la Campania (1,36%). Altre, come Valle d’Aosta (1,7%), Veneto (1,84%), Friuli Venezia Giulia 2,36% perseguono obbiettivi opposti.

    Complessivamente – secondo Cambia la terra – alla Misura 10 viene destinato il 13% dei fondi per lo sviluppo rurale nazionale, mentre alla Misura 11 il 9,5%. Evidenziando quello che appare come un paradosso. La Misura 10, infatti, è specificamente indirizzata al rispetto dell’ambiente. «Premia pratiche agronomiche migliori rispetto al convenzionale, ma che comunque fanno uso di fertilizzanti e pesticidi di sintesi chimica, compreso il glifosato» spiega Mammuccini. E così, una norma pensata per aiutare l’ambiente finisce per finanziare chi usa «il maggior inquinante delle nostre acque (dati ISPRA) e classificato come probabile cancerogeno». L’unica regione italiana che ha deciso di interrompere i finanziamenti risulta essere la Calabria mentre infuria la polemica sugli annunci della Toscana.
    Vizioli: troppa burocrazia. Ancora non spesi più del 50% dei fondi

    Detto ciò, siamo in attesa di vedere se con la Pac 2021-2027 l’Europa, sempre più colpita dal riscaldamento globale, punterà maggiormente sul bio. Ma riguardo la programmazione 2014-2020, alle lamentazioni di FederBio si unisce, su altri fronti, la bocciatura del presidente di Aiab (Associazione italiana per l’agricoltura biologica).

    «Tranne qualche raro caso – afferma Vincenzo Vizioli – tutte le regioni italiane hanno investito sul bio una percentuale del budget inferiore alla Sau impegnata a biologico. Non hanno considerato che la domanda di cibo bio stava stimolando un’esplosione del settore. E quindi non hanno previsto un un aumento delle richieste di finanziamento. In questo modo, tutto il sistema è andato in difficoltà. Non solo: il ritardo dei pagamenti, dovuto al cronico e inaccettabile malfunzionamento di Agea (Agenzia per le Erogazioni in Agricoltura), e l’appesantimento burocratico per la gestione delle domande, la rendicontazione dei progetti e la lentezza delle istruttorie regionali hanno esaltato le difficoltà».

    Un errore di programmazione incomprensibile. Che, secondo Vizioli, sta in qualche modo “imballando il sistema”: benché la Misura 11 valga l’8,7% dei 20,9 miliardi di euro programmati per i Psr, ad oggi ne ha ricevuto meno di uno. E di quanto disponibile è stato speso solo il 17,6%.

    «Non solo è stata sbagliata la programmazione, ma le tante difficoltà di tipo burocratico stanno portando al problema di non riuscire a spendere tutti i fondi disponibili. Mancano meno di 2 anni alla fine e noi non abbiamo ancora speso neanche la metà dei fondi».

    E così, oltre al danno, si aggiungerebbe anche la beffa. Senza contare che l’agricoltura integrata beneficiaria della Misura 10, sottolinea Vizioli, riceve denaro pubblico ma non è né certificata come il bio nè fatta oggetto di controlli adeguati. Poiché la verifica dei documenti d’acquisto e di uso dei fitofarmaci, ad esempio, non si accompagna con dei rilievi sul campo.

    https://valori.it/lo-scandalo-del-bio-copre-il-15-dei-terreni-ma-prende-solo-il-3-degli-aiuti
    #agriculture #agriculture_biologique #Italie #subventions #statistiques #chiffres #aides_financières #pesticides #glyphosates #chiffres #statistiques

    cc @albertocampiphoto

    • Così l’agricoltura convenzionale inquina l’economia (oltre che il Pianeta)

      Il modello della rivoluzione verde (industrializzazione dell’agricoltura più chimica di sintesi) può considerarsi esaurito a causa dell’enorme impatto ambientale prodotto dall’uso massiccio di fertilizzanti chimici e pesticidi che ha contribuito al deterioramento della terra, alla contaminazione dell’acqua e alla perdita di biodiversità senza riuscire a garantire un reddito adeguato agli agricoltori. Così la Fao, durante l’incontro internazionale sull’agroecologia dell’aprile 2018, ha sintetizzato oltre mezzo secolo di studi scientifici sull’impatto dell’agricoltura intensiva basata su un largo uso di pesticidi.

      Come è arrivata un’organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite a un pronunciamento così netto? Questo rapporto mette assieme i tasselli che aiutano a capire. A confutare il mito di quella che è stata paradossalmente chiamata la “rivoluzione verde” – pur avendo dato un contributo importante alla perdita di biodiversità e all’aggravarsi della minaccia climatica – non c’è infatti un solo elemento, ma il riconoscimento di una serie di errori ambientali, sanitari, sociali ed economici.

      Nel primo Rapporto “Cambia la terra. Così l’agricoltura convenzionale inquina l’economia (oltre che il Pianeta)” sono citati gli autori e gli studi che hanno permesso alla comunità scientifica di raddrizzare la rotta, indicando la strada per recuperare il terreno perduto. È un filo logico che rappresenta una mappa capace di aiutare il legislatore a riorientare l’azione pubblica verso il bene comune. E che ha una forte attualità: oggi è in discussione la possibilità di cambiare la destinazione di una significativa quota di risorse pubbliche che finora è servita a sostenere scelte ad alto impatto ambientale e sanitario e che può essere reindirizzata per sostenere un modello agricolo più sicuro, più sano e più equo. Ma qual è il danno economico complessivo prodotto dall’uso dei pesticidi? Un primo studio sul tema condotto da Pimentel e altri nel 1992, mettendo nel conto alcune esternalità negative, arrivava alla cifra di 8,1 miliardi di dollari l’anno negli USA. Considerando che all’epoca l’acquisto di pesticidi ammontava a una spesa di 4 miliardi, ne deriva che le esternalità negative a carico della collettività erano pari al doppio: per 1 dollaro speso in pesticidi se ne spendevano 2 per le conseguenze prodotte dal loro uso. La ricerca è stata aggiornata in uno studio successivo pubblicato nel 2005 arrivando a valutare i costi derivati dall’uso dei pesticidi – spese sanitarie, perdita di produttività, perdita di biodiversità, costi per il disinquinamento del suolo e delle acque – in circa 10 miliardi di dollari l’anno nei soli Stati Uniti.

      L’Italia si trova purtroppo esposta in prima linea nella battaglia contro questo rischio chimico: il nostro Paese è fra i maggiori consumatori di pesticidi a livello europeo. Dall’ultimo Report dell’Agenzia europea per l’ambiente risulta infatti che il consumo di principio attivo nella UE è mediamente di 3,8 chili per ettaro: in Italia invece si arriva a 5,7 chili per ettaro, e in 10 anni – dal 2006 al 2016 – si è registrato un aumento della spesa per i pesticidi attualizzata ai prezzi correnti pari al 50% (quella per i concimi è cresciuta del 35%).

      Inoltre l’agricoltura intensiva, la monocoltura, l’uso di diserbanti e concimi chimici di sintesi sono tra gli elementi che più impoveriscono il terreno, riducendo la materia organica e la concentrazione di microrganismi e quindi la fertilità. Un dato inquietante perché ci vogliono migliaia di anni per creare pochi centimetri di terreno fertile, ma bastano pochi decenni per distruggerlo. E in Italia l’erosione – che comporta costi legati all’aumento del rischio di inondazioni e frane, all’abbandono delle terre e alla distruzione di infrastrutture – interessa ormai un terzo della superficie agricola del Paese generando una perdita annuale di produttività pari a 619 milioni di euro.

      Infine c’è da tener presente l’impatto sul clima dell’agricoltura ad alto uso di chimica di sintesi e di combustibili fossili. L’IPCC, la task force di climatologi organizzata dall’Onu, ritiene che siano proprio il modello agricolo e alimentare oggi imperante e l’uso attuale di suolo e foreste a essere responsabili per il 24% del rilascio dei gas climalteranti. Una conseguenza che potrebbe essere evitata scegliendo la strada dell’agroecologia: secondo i dati pubblicati dal Rodale Institute nel 2011, i sistemi di agricoltura biologica utilizzano il 45% in meno di energia rispetto a quelli convenzionali e producono il 40% in meno di gas serra rispetto all’agricoltura basata su metodi convenzionali. In questo modo l’agricoltura si potrebbe trasformare da problema in soluzione: i terreni organici svolgono un ruolo di assorbimento del carbonio che può arrivare a circa mezza tonnellata di carbonio per ettaro l’anno. Il potenziale tecnico del sequestro di carbonio nei terreni degli ecosistemi agricoli globali è compreso tra 1,2 e 3,1 miliardi di tonnellate di carbonio all’anno (da 10 a 27 volte le emissioni italiane di CO2 equivalente del 2016).

      I numeri vengono dall’Ufficio studi della Camera dei deputati: su 41,5 miliardi di euro destinati all’Italia, all’agricoltura biologica vanno appena 963 milioni di euro. In altri termini, il bio – che rappresenta il 14,5% della superficie agricola utilizzabile – riceve il 2,3% delle risorse europee: anche solo in termini puramente aritmetici, senza calcolare il contributo del biologico alla difesa dell’ambiente e della salute, circa sei volte meno di quanto che gli spetterebbe. Se ai dati dei fondi europei si aggiunge il cofinanziamento nazionale per l’agricoltura, pari a circa 21 miliardi, il risultato rimane praticamente invariato: su un totale di fondi europei e italiani di circa 62,5 miliardi, la parte che va al biologico è di 1,8 miliardi, il 2,9% delle risorse.

      Invece di un premio c’è dunque una penalizzazione netta. Nel capitolo di spesa destinato specificamente all’interno dei PSR (Piani di sviluppo regionale) alla vera e propria lotta al cambiamento climatico, solo il 9,5% delle risorse pubbliche va all’agricoltura biologica. Altro tipo di sistemi (ad esempio l’agricoltura integrata, che usa teoricamente meno pesticidi sul campo; o l’agricoltura conservativa, una pratica in cui si evita di dissodare i terreni ma si utilizza ampiamente il glifosato) ricevono maggiori risorse (13%).

      In altre parole, gli italiani e gli europei in generale pagano per sostenere pratiche agricole che alla fine si ritorcono contro l’ambiente e contro la loro salute, a partire da quella degli agricoltori stessi. In questo contesto anche l’onere della prova viene rovesciato. Non è il modello agricolo ad alto impatto ambientale a farsi carico della tutela degli ecosistemi con cui interagisce, ma sono gli operatori del biologico a sopportare i costi prodotti dall’inquinamento causato dalla chimica di sintesi: il costo della certificazione; il costo della burocrazia (ancora più alta che per gli agricoltori convenzionali); il costo della maggiore quantità di lavoro necessaria a produrre in maniera efficace, senza ricorso a concimi di sintesi e diserbanti, e a proteggere il raccolto dai parassiti senza l’uso dei pesticidi di sintesi chimica; il costo della fascia di rispetto tra campi convenzionali e campi biologici.

      Occorre anche intervenire subito, fornendo strumenti e opportunità a chi sceglie l’agricoltura pulita e non – come succede oggi – penalizzando chi non inquina, in contrasto con i principi fondanti delle politiche ambientali italiane, europee e internazionali. “Cambia la Terra”, attraverso il Rapporto 2018, intende avanzare delle proposte concrete alla politica.

      https://www.cambialaterra.it/rapporto
      #rapport

      Pour télécharger le rapport:

      https://www.cambialaterra.it/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Rapporto-CLT-18_web.pdf


  • En Lettonie, la coalition sortante subit une déroute Ruptures - 08 octobre 2018
    https://ruptures-presse.fr/actu/lettonie-elections-concorde-otan-ue
    https://www.les-crises.fr/revue-de-presse-du-21-10-2018

    Les électeurs lettons étaient appelés à renouveler leurs députés le 6 octobre. Dans ce pays balte de 1,9 million d’habitants, 54% d’entre eux se sont déplacés, soit 4 points de moins qu’en 2014.

    Le gouvernement sortant s’est prévalu d’avoir fidèlement appliqué les réformes souhaitées par l’Union européenne (fiscalité, système de santé…), ce qui a contribué à accroître un mécontentement social latent, alors même que l’émigration, notamment de la jeunesse, reste forte, en particulier vers les pays anglo-saxons. Plusieurs scandales de corruption – dont celui qui a tout récemment impliqué le gouverneur de la Banque centrale – ont également marqué la campagne, dans une Lettonie parfois décrite comme « la capitale européenne du blanchiment ».

    Enfin, les discriminations, linguistiques mais aussi sociales, que subissent les personnes d’origine non lettone (40% de la population, notamment les russophones) demeurent des enjeux politiques majeurs.

    Pour le quatrième scrutin consécutif, c’est la formation cataloguée comme « pro-russe », Concorde (Saskana, traduit en anglais par Harmony), qui arrive en tête, avec 19,9% des suffrages (-3,1 points). Le fait nouveau est l’émergence d’un jeune parti, décrit comme populiste, KPV (« A qui appartient le pays ? »), qui rafle d’emblée la deuxième place, avec 14,2% des voix.

    Or le KPV, à la différence de tous les partis installés, n’a jamais exclu une alliance parlementaire avec Concorde. Jusqu’à présent, celle-ci, bien qu’en tête du choix des électeurs, a toujours été tenue à l’écart du pouvoir car elle est accusée d’être proche de Moscou.

    Concorde, historiquement ancrée dans la communauté russophone, attire également des Lettons « de souche » notamment du fait des mesures sociales qu’elle préconise
    En réalité, Concorde se veut un parti d’orientation sociale-démocrate. Certes historiquement ancrée dans la communauté russophone, elle attire également des Lettons « de souche » (dont certaines personnalités étaient candidates sur ses listes) notamment du fait des mesures sociales qu’elle préconise. Lors de cette campagne, Concorde avait notamment proposé de tailler dans le budget de la défense au profit des secteurs de l’éducation et du logement. Un casus belli pour les partis actuellement au pouvoir, qui mettent leur point d’honneur à atteindre, voire à dépasser, le niveau du budget militaire ordonné par l’OTAN.

    Cinq partis (dont trois principaux) étaient associés dans la coalition parlementaire sortante, menée par l’Union des Verts et des paysans (droite). Cette formation qui a toujours été partie prenante du pouvoir depuis 2002 s’effondre, passant de 19,5% à 9,9% des suffrages. Son alliée gouvernementale, l’Alliance nationale (AN) ne s’en sort guère mieux avec 11% des voix contre16,6% il y a quatre ans. L’AN est l’une des formations les plus ultra, notamment en matière de restrictions à l’utilisation de la langue russe. Quant au troisième partenaire de la coalition sortante, Nouvelle unité, il ne rassemble que 6,7%, contre… 21,9% en 2014.

    Outre le KPV, deux formations profitent de la déconfiture des partis au pouvoir : le Nouveau parti conservateur, qui passe de 0,7% à 13,6%, ainsi que la Nouvelle alliance libérale / FOR, récemment créée, avec 12% des voix. Il est vrai qu’en Lettonie, où n’existe pas vraiment de culture politique anciennement ancrée, les disparitions et recréations de partis se succèdent avec des frontières idéologiques souvent bien floues. L’opposition à la Russie et aux habitants russophones, la fidélité à l’OTAN et à l’UE, et les orientations libérales forment cependant un ciment commun aux partis gouvernementaux.

    « la ligne euro-atlantique constitue le cadre fondamental de notre action et je n’accepterai aucune exception à cette ligne » – le président letton
    C’est ce qui avait conduit le président de la République, issu de l’Union des Verts et des paysans, à avertir les électeurs avant le scrutin : « la ligne euro-atlantique constitue le cadre fondamental de notre action et je n’accepterai aucune exception à cette ligne ». Il lui revient désormais de désigner la personnalité qui devra former une future majorité au sein d’un Parlement éclaté en sept groupes parlementaires.

    Concorde et le KPV disposent ensemble de 39 sièges (24 et 15 respectivement), ce qui constitue l’alternative la plus logique au pouvoir actuel. Mais ce total est cependant insuffisant pour atteindre la majorité absolue au sein de l’Assemblée qui compte 100 députés.

    Le dirigeant de Concorde, qui est également maire de la capitale, Riga, a cependant averti qu’« aucune coalition stable et capable de gouverner n’est possible » sans sa formation. « Sinon, a-t-il poursuivi, vous pourriez avoir une coalition de xénophobes et de partisans des droits des homosexuels, et un tel gouvernement ne tiendrait pas plus de deux ou trois semaines », faisant référence aux Conservateurs et à la Nouvelle alliance libérale.

    Tout porte cependant à croire que les élites installées finiront par trouver une formule écartant une « coalition pro-Kremlin / populistes » qui constituerait selon elles une hérésie pour ce pays balte, dont les dirigeants sont depuis près de trente ans convaincus – ou feignent de l’être – que les troupes russes s’apprêtent à les envahir. Les mêmes continuent à témoigner d’une indulgence notable envers les nostalgiques de l’Allemagne nazie, nostalgiques qui ont pignon sur rue dans le pays.

    Il reste que les électeurs lettons, et pas seulement les russophones, viennent de leur infliger une gifle retentissante, notamment sur la base d’un mécontentement social grandissant. Mais du côté de Bruxelles, un seule chose compte : que la Lettonie ne vienne pas s’ajouter à la litanie des pays menacés par les « populistes »… https://ruptures-presse.fr/actu/suede-elections-lofven-akesson

    #Lettonie, #parlement, #députés, #élection, #election2018, #Saeimas, #résultats, #chiffres, #partis, #OTAN #NATO #ue #union_européenne #populisme


  • Fakten, Zahlen und Argumente

    Wie viele Flüchtlinge gibt es weltweit? Wie viele suchen Asyl in Deutschland? Aus welchen Ländern kommen sie? Wie viele werden anerkannt? Hier finden Sie die wichtigsten Zahlen und Fakten zur Asyldebatte - und eine Entgegnung auf die verbreitetsten Vorurteile.

    https://www.proasyl.de/thema/fakten-zahlen-argumente/statistiken

    #statistiques #asile #chiffres #Allemagne #migrations #réfugiés

    Pour #2017:
    https://www.proasyl.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Asylantrage-Entscheidungen_nach_HKL_BAMF_2017.pdf




    • Nell’ex fabbrica di penicillina, un #ghetto di Roma

      Oggi viene presentata la seconda edizione di “Fuori campo”, il rapporto di Medici Senza Frontiere sulla marginalità, secondo il quale “sono almeno 10.000 le persone escluse dall’accoglienza, tra richiedenti e titolari di protezione internazionale e umanitaria, con limitato o nessun accesso ai beni essenziali e alle cure mediche”. Una cinquantina gli insediamenti mappati dall’organizzazione in tutta Italia, 3500 le persone che vivono in occupazioni, baracche e “ghetti” nella sola Roma. Open Migration è entrata dentro il “gran ghetto” della capitale: un’ex fabbrica di penicillina in cui le condizioni di vita sono estreme.

      Appena finisce di spaccare le cassette della frutta e il legname di recupero, Alecu Romel entra nella casa in cui vive con la moglie Maria. Nella stanza d’ingresso, una luce fioca illumina il fornello, collegato ad una bombola a gas. A destra, in un locale spoglio, la coppia tiene una bicicletta e dei passeggini, riadattati per raccogliere ferrivecchi e oggetti abbandonati per strada. Sulla sinistra, una porta rossa separa dalla zona notte: una camera con due letti, la televisione e stampe colorate appese alle pareti.

      “Viviamo in questo appartamento da cinque anni e cerchiamo di tenerlo sempre in ordine”, dice Maria. A cedere loro lo spazio, un altro cittadino della Romania, che dentro la Ex-Penicillina, una delle più grandi aree industriali dismesse di Roma, si era inventato un angolo di intimità arredando alcuni dei locali più piccoli, che un tempo erano probabilmente uffici. In cinque anni di vita fra i capannoni scrostati, Alecu e Maria hanno visto cambiare l’insediamento. “Prima eravamo più rumeni e ci sono state anche famiglie italiane”, continua la donna, “mentre adesso gli abitanti sono cresciuti, e quasi tutti sono africani”.

      Oggi, come allora, il sogno di ricongiungersi con i due figli, affidati ai nonni in Romania, appare lontano: “questo non è un posto per bambini, ci sono topi e sporcizia, non ci si sente sicuri, ma almeno quei pochi soldi che guadagnamo ci permettono di mantenerli a casa, di fargli fare una vita migliore della nostra”, conclude Maria, la voce rassegnata.
      Fra i capannoni del “grande ghetto”

      Sempre più sogni si infrangono dietro la facciata del complesso, che costeggia via Tiburtina, una delle arterie più trafficate della città. Qui i cantieri per il raddoppio della carreggiata vanno avanti da anni: “finite ‘sti lavori!! più che una consolare sembra una via Crucis” è l’urlo che i cittadini hanno affidato ai cartelli affissi sui muri. Siamo all’altezza della periferia operaia di San Basilio, oggi nota alle cronache anche come base per lo spaccio di stupefacenti.

      Rifugiati e richiedenti asilo, arrivati in Italia negli ultimi anni e usciti dal sistema d’accoglienza, hanno infatti trovato qui un riparo precario, aprendo un nuovo capitolo nella storia del complesso, un tempo orgoglio dell’industria italiana. Aperta come Leo – Industrie Chimiche Farmaceutiche Roma, la Ex-Penicillina è stata la prima fabbrica italiana a produrre antibiotici. Una storia complessa, intrecciata ai piani di investimento del secondo dopoguerra, supportati dagli Usa, e alle speculazioni edilizie che avrebbero cambiato il volto della capitale.

      All’inaugurazione dell’impianto, nel 1950, fu invitato lo stesso sir Alexander Fleming, scopritore della penicillina. Un graffito, nello scheletro esterno della struttura, lo ritrae pensieroso: “ti ricordi quando eravamo i più grandi?”, recita la scritta. Il quotidiano “L’Unità” aveva dedicato un paginone all’evento, col titolo “la più grande fabbrica di penicillina d’Europa inaugurata a Roma”. Dagli oltre 1300 operai degli anni Sessanta, si passò però presto a poche centinaia, fino all’abbandono totale dell’attività, alla fine degli anni Novanta. Un altro sogno, quello di una cordata di imprenditori, che volevano demolirla per fare spazio a un maxi-albergo di alta categoria, si infranse di fronte ai costi per lo smaltimento di rifiuti chimici e amianto, tuttora presenti nell’area.

      “Questo posto lo chiamano il grande ghetto”, ci dice Ahmad Al Rousan, coordinatore per Medici senza frontiere dell’intervento nei campi informali, mentre entriamo dentro uno degli stabilimenti con una torcia, perché qui manca tutto, anche l’elettricità. Camminiamo tra spazzatura, escrementi e resti della vecchia fabbrica: ampolle, fiale, scatole di medicinali su cui c’è ancora la bolla di accompagnamento. “C’è un posto qui vicino, il piccolo ghetto, qui ci sono circa 500 persone, lì 150”, aggiunge. “Non solo chiamano questi luoghi ghetti, ma chi ci vive si sente anche ghettizzato”.

      In questa area industriale abbandonata ci sono persone che arrivano da diverse parti del mondo: nord Africa, Sub Sahara, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Romania, e c’è anche un italiano. La maggior parte sono titolari di protezione internazionale, altri in attesa di essere ascoltati dalla commissione territoriale che dovrà decidere sulla richiesta d’asilo, altri ancora hanno il permesso di soggiorno scaduto. Tutti sono fuori dall’accoglienza per qualche motivo.
      Il rapporto di Medici Senza Frontiere

      Come denuncia “Fuori campo”, l’ultimo rapporto di Medici Senza Frontiere, in tutta Italia ci sono almeno 10 mila persone in questa condizione, alloggiate in insediamenti informali con limitato o nessun accesso ai beni essenziali e alle cure mediche. Nella capitale la maggior parte si concentra proprio qui, nella zona est, tra la Tiburtina e la Casilina, passando per Tor Cervara. Edifici abbandonati, ex fabbriche e capannoni, sono diventati la casa di centinaia tra migranti e rifugiati. Che ci vivono da invisibili in condizioni disumane, senza acqua, luce e gas, spesso a ridosso di discariche abusive.

      Da novembre 2017, l’Ong ha avviato un intervento con un’unità mobile composta da un medico, uno psicologo e un mediatore culturale, e da qualche settimana il camper è arrivato anche all’ex Leo. Quella di Msf è l’unica presenza esterna negli spazi dell’occupazione: gli operatori vengono qui una volta alla settimana, dal primo pomeriggio alla sera, per portare assistenza medica e psicologica agli abitanti. Un piccolo gazebo allestito nella parte esterna degli edifici fa da ambulatorio, la sala d’attesa è, invece, lo spazio antistante, un tavolino da campeggio, qualche sedia pieghevole e una lampada. Per chi abita qui questo momento è diventato un rito, c’è chi viene per la prima volta, chi torna per un controllo, chi viene solo per chiacchierare.

      Un ragazzo si avvicina con aria timida: “they rescued me”, ci dice, raccontando di aver riconosciuto il logo di Msf sul gazebo, lo stesso visto sulla pettorina delle persone che lo avevano soccorso nel mezzo del Mediterraneo, nel 2016. Ora, due anni dopo l’approdo in Italia, è sbarcato anche lui all’ex fabbrica della penicillina. Entra e inizia la sua prima visita: lamenta mal di testa frequenti. La dottoressa misura la pressione e compila una scheda.

      “I problemi di salute qui sono legati soprattutto alle condizioni di vita: non ci sono servizi igienici e c’è solo una presa d’acqua fredda, per centinaia di persone”, spiega Al Rousan. La patologia più comune, aggiunge “è quella respiratoria dovuta al freddo o all’aria che respirano; l’unico modo che hanno per scaldarsi è accendere il fuoco, con tutti i rischi connessi: qualche giorno fa abbiamo assistito una persona completamente ustionata, in modo grave. Ha aspettato il nostro arrivo, non ha voluto andare a farsi vedere in un ospedale”. Di incendi qui ce ne sono stati diversi, come rivelano i muri anneriti di interi spazi. L’ultimo, a fine gennaio 2018, ha richiesto l’intervento dei vigili del fuoco, dopo l’esplosione di una bombola del gas. Quando cala la sera, le luci dei fuochi accesi e le fiammelle delle candele spezzano il buio totale degli edifici.

      “Questo è un posto estremo, dove l’esclusione è totale”, sottolinea Al Rousan. Dopo aver subito vari traumi nel viaggio e poi in Libia, trovarsi in questa condizione significa vedere infranto il sogno di potersi integrare, di costruirsi una nuova vita. Lavoro da tanti anni in situazioni simili, ma non ho mai visto una cosa del genere. E non pensavo potesse esserci un posto così a Roma”.
      La normalità dell’esclusione

      La fabbrica è occupata da diversi anni, e come in tutti gli insediamenti informali, gli abitanti hanno ricostruito una parvenza di normalità. Lamin, che viene dal Gambia, gestisce un piccolo market all’ingresso di uno dei capannoni principali. I prodotti li acquista al mercato di piazza Vittorio, dove si trovano i cibi di tutto il mondo. Qui vende aranciata, farina, zucchero, fagioli, candele e i dadi marca Jumbo, indispensabili – ci dice – per preparare qualsiasi piatto africano.

      Ha poco più di vent’anni e prima di arrivare qui viveva a via Vannina, in un altro stabile occupato, poco lontano. Nel violento sgombero del giugno 2017, è volato giù dalle scale e ancora, dice, “ho dolori frequenti alle ossa”. La fabbrica è diventata la sua nuova casa.

      Victor, 23 anni, è arrivato invece all’ex Penicillina dopo un periodo trascorso in un centro di accoglienza a Lecce, mentre era in corso la sua domanda d’asilo. Ottenuto lo status di rifugiato ha deciso di spostarsi a Roma per cercare lavoro, ma non parla neanche una parola di italiano. Il suo sogno è fare il giornalista. Nel suo paese, la Nigeria, ha studiato Comunicazione: “sono grato al governo italiano per quanto ha fatto per me”, dice, “ma non pensavo che una volta arrivato in Italia mi sarei trovato in questa situazione: quando sono arrivato a Roma ho vissuto un periodo alla stazione Termini. Faceva freddo e la temperatura di notte arrivava quasi allo zero. Un connazionale mi ha parlato di questo posto, mi ha detto che qui almeno potevo farmi una doccia. Invece, una volta arrivato ho scoperto che c’era solo una fontanella per l’acqua”. Come tutti, spera di andarsene presto. “Questo luogo cambia le persone, rallenta ogni aspirazione e io, invece, il mio sogno lo vorrei realizzare”, ci dice con uno sguardo vivace.

      Nel reticolo di capannoni, corridoi e cortili, ci sono altri piccoli bar e negozi: l’ultimo è stato aperto pochi giorni fa. Sulla facciata troneggia la bandiera giallorossa della squadra di calcio della Roma. Raffigura la lupa capitolina che allatta Romolo e Remo: qui è quasi un paradosso, quell’immagine simbolo di mamma Roma, patria dell’accoglienza.


      http://openmigration.org/analisi/nellex-fabbrica-di-penicillina-il-grande-ghetto-di-roma
      #Rome

    • Il sistema di accoglienza italiano verso il default organizzativo e morale

      Sono pubblicate da tempo le relazioni della Commissione di inchiesta della Camera dei deputati sui Centri per stranieri. Relazioni che censuravano l’utilizzo degli Hotspot come strutture detentive e chiedevano la chiusura del mega CARA di Mineo. Ma il governo e le prefetture non hanno svolto quel lavoro di pulizia con la estromissione del marcio che risultava largamente diffuso da nord e sud. Una operazione che sarebbe stata doverosa per difendere i tanti operatori e gestori dell’accoglienza che fanno il proprio dovere e che avrebbe permesso di rintuzzare uno degli argomenti elettorali più in voga nella propaganda politica delle destre, appunto gli sprechi e gli abusi verificati da tutti ormai all’interno dei centri di accoglienza, soprattutto in quelli appaltati direttamente dalle prefetture, i Centri di accoglienza straordinaria (CAS), la parte più consistente del sistema di accoglienza italiano.

      https://www.a-dif.org/2018/02/27/il-sistema-di-accoglienza-italiano-verso-il-default-organizzativo-e-morale

    • Ventimiglia. Prima della neve. Un report del gruppo di medici volontari del 27 febbraio scorso tratto dal blog Parole sul Confine

      Sabato 27 febbraio è stata una giornata di lavoro intenso sotto al ponte di via Tenda.

      Avremmo fatto almeno 40 visite.

      Rispetto alla scorsa estate ci sono più persone che vivono sotto al ponte del cavalcavia lungo al fiume, con un numero senza precedenti di donne e bambini anche molto piccoli.

      L’insediamento sembra sempre più stabile, con baracche costruite con pezzi di legno e teli di plastica. Le persone che vivono lì sono prevalentemente eritree e sudanesi. Al momento, tutte le donne sole e le madri sono eritree.

      Le persone che abbiamo visitato erano giovanissime. Tantissime affette da scabbia. Spesso con sovra-infezioni molto importanti. Grazie alla nostra disponibilità di farmaci e grazie alle scorte di indumenti stivati presso l’infopoint Eufemia abbiamo potuto somministrare il trattamento anti scabbia a molte persone, dopo esserci assicurati che avessero compreso come eseguire correttamente tutta la procedura.


      http://www.meltingpot.org/Ventimiglia-Prima-della-neve.html
      #froid #hiver

    • Purgatory on the Riviera

      Ventimiglia is idyllic. It sits just across the Italian border from the French Riviera. The piercingly blue waters of the Mediterranean churn against its rocky beaches, and its buildings, painted in earthy pastels, back up against the foothills of the Alps. On Fridays, the normally quiet streets are bustling with French tourists who cross the border by car, train, and bicycle to shop in its famous markets where artisans and farmers sell clothes, leather items, fresh produce, truffles, cheeses and decadent pastries. Families with young children and elderly couples stroll along the streets and sit at sidewalk cafes or eat in one of the many restaurants along the shore.


      https://www.irinnews.org/special-report/2017/12/04/purgatory-riviera

    • Ex Penicillina. Dall’evacuazione alla bonifica: 4 mosse per uscire dal ghetto

      La proposta degli abitanti per evitare lo sgombero coatto, più volte annunciato dal ministro Salvini. All’interno circa 200 persone, tra cui alcuni italiani. “Va data a tutti un’alternativa e la fabbrica bonificata e riconsegnata alla città”


      http://www.redattoresociale.it/Notiziario/Articolo/606113/Ex-Penicillina-Dall-evacuazione-alla-bonifica-4-mosse-per-uscire-da


    • Tiré de :
      Global Gender Gap Report 2017

      Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies and businesses worldwide. This year’s edition of the report dives into the dynamics of gender gaps across industry talent pools and occupations. The Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks 144 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment.

      http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-report-2017

      #statistiques #2017 #chiffres #rapport #base_de_données


  • Migration: the riddle of Europe’s shadow population
    Lennys — not her real name — is part of a shadow population living in Europe that predates the arrival of several million people on the continent in the past few years, amid war and chaos in regions of the Middle East and Africa. That influx, which has fuelled Eurosceptic nativism, has if anything complicated the fate of Lennys and other irregular migrants.

    Now she is using a service set up by the Barcelona local administration to help naturalise irregular migrants and bring them in from the margins of society. She is baffled by the anti-immigrant rhetoric of politicians who suggest people like her prefer living in the legal twilight, without access to many services — or official protection.❞

    The fate of Lennys and other irregulars is likely to take an ever more central role in Europe’s deepening disputes on migration. They are a diverse group: many arrived legally, as Lennys did, on holiday, work or family visas that have since expired or become invalid because of changes in personal circumstances. Others came clandestinely and have never had any legal right to stay.

    The most scrutinised, and frequently demonised, cohort consists of asylum seekers whose claims have failed. Their numbers are growing as the cases from the surge in migrant arrivals in the EU in 2015 and 2016 — when more than 2.5m people applied for asylum in the bloc — work their way through the process of decisions and appeals. Almost half of first instance claims failed between 2015 and 2017, but many of those who are rejected cannot be returned to their home countries easily — or even at all.

    The question of what to do about rejected asylum applicants and the rest of Europe’s shadow population is one that many governments avoid. Bouts of hostile rhetoric and unrealistic targets — such as the Italian government’s pledge this year to expel half a million irregular migrants — mask a structural failure to deal with the practicalities.

    Many governments have sought to deny irregular migrants services and expel them — policies that can create their own steep human costs. But authorities in a growing number of cities from Barcelona to Brussels have concluded that the combination of hostile attitudes and bureaucratic neglect is destructive.

    These cities are at the frontline of dealing with irregular status residents from Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere. Local authorities have, to varying degrees, brought these populations into the system by offering them services such as healthcare, language courses and even legal help.

    The argument is part humanitarian but also pragmatic. It could help prevent public health threats, crime, exploitative employment practices — and the kind of ghettoisation that can tear communities apart.

    “If we provide ways for people to find their path in our city . . . afterwards probably they will get regularisation and will get their papers correct,” says Ramon Sanahuja, director of immigration at the city council in Barcelona. “It’s better for everybody.”

    The size of Europe’s shadow population is unknown — but generally reckoned by experts to be significant and growing. The most comprehensive effort to measure it was through an EU funded project called Clandestino, which estimated the number of irregular migrants at between 1.9m and 3.8m in 2008 — a figure notable for both its wide margin of error and the lack of updates to it since, despite the influx after 2015.

    A more contemporaneous, though also imprecise, metric comes from comparing the numbers of people ordered to leave the EU each year with the numbers who actually went. Between 2008 and 2017, more than 5m non-EU citizens were instructed to leave the bloc. About 2m returned to countries outside it, according to official data.

    While the two sets of numbers do not map exactly — people don’t necessarily leave in the same year they are ordered to do so — the figures do suggest several million people may have joined Europe’s shadow population in the past decade or so. The cohort is likely to swell further as a glut of final appeals from asylum cases lodged since 2015 comes through.

    “The volume of people who are in limbo in the EU will only grow, so it’s really problematic,” says Hanne Beirens, associate director at Migration Policy Institute Europe, a think-tank. “While the rhetoric at a national level will be ‘These people cannot stay’, at a local community level these people need to survive.”

    Barcelona: cities seek practical solutions to ease migrant lives

    Barcelona’s pragmatic approach to irregular migration echoes its history as a hub for trade and movement of people across the Mediterranean Sea.

    It is one of 11 cities from 10 European countries involved in a two-year project on the best ways to provide services to irregular status migrants. Other participants in the initiative — set up last year by Oxford university’s Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society — include Athens, Frankfurt, Ghent, Gothenburg, Lisbon, Oslo, Stockholm and Utrecht.

    A report for the group, published last year, highlights the restrictions faced by undocumented migrants in accessing services across the EU. They were able to receive only emergency healthcare in six countries, while in a further 12 they were generally excluded from primary and secondary care services.

    Some cities have made special efforts to offer help in ways that they argue also benefit the community, the report said. Rotterdam asked midwives, doctors, and schools to refer children for vaccinations, in case their parents were afraid to reveal their immigration status.

    The impact of some of these policies has still to be demonstrated. Ramon Sanahuja, director of immigration at the city council in Barcelona, says authorities there had an “intuition” their approach brought benefits, but he admits they need to do a cost-benefit analysis. As to the potential for the scheme to be exploited by anti-immigrant groups, he says Europe needs “brave politicians who explain how the world works and that the system is complicated”.

    “A lot of people in Barcelona are part of the system — they have [for example] a cleaning lady from Honduras who they pay €10 per hour under the counter,” he says. “Someone has to explain this, that everything is related.” Michael Peel

    https://www.ft.com/content/58f2f7f8-c7c1-11e8-ba8f-ee390057b8c9?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754
    #naturalisation #villes-refuge #ville-refuge #citoyenneté #sans-papiers #migrerrance #régularisation #statistiques #chiffres #Europe #Etat-nation #limbe #pragmatisme #Barcelone

    cc @isskein

    –----

    Au niveau de la #terminologie (#mots, #vocabulaire), pour @sinehebdo:

    Belgian policy towards irregular migrants and undocumented workers has stiffened under the current government, which includes the hardline Flemish nationalist NVA party. It has prioritised the expulsion of “transmigrants”— the term used for people that have travelled to Europe, often via north Africa and the Mediterranean and that are seeking to move on from Belgium to other countries, notably the UK. Several hundred live rough in and around Brussels’ Gare du Nord.

    –-> #transmigrants


  • Résultats des elections du Parlement en Lettonie - 13. Saeimas vēlēšanas

    1.548.100 électeurs lettons ont été appelés à élire leurs 100 députés à la 13è Saeima, Parlement de la République de Lettonie, ce 6 octobre 2018.

    Les 16 listes ont rassemblé 1461 candidats de 46,5 ans d’âge moyen, dont 997 Hommes (68,2%) et 464 femmes (31,8%). Le plus jeune candidat a 21 ans, et le plus vieux candidat 88 ans.

    Voici les résultats des élections édités au fur et à mesure dans la nuit du 6 au 7 octobre 2018, mis à jour le 7 octobre 2018 à 14h56(Lv) avec 99,39% des votes qui présentent la composition de la Saeimas de la république de Lettonie.

    1.548.100 Electeurs se sont répartis sur un total de 1078 bureaux de vote.
    Le nombre de votants comptabilisés : 845.196 soit 54,60% de participation.

    Votes comptabilisés à 14h56 (Lv) : 844.925
    Enveloppes valides : 843.920
    Votes valides : 839.000 soit 99,39% des votes.

    Répartition des voix et nombre de sièges parmi les 16 listes partisannes

    lire : https://www.lettonie-francija.fr/resultat-election-parlement-13-saeima-lettonie-1618

    #Lettonie, #parlement, #députés, #élection, #election2018, #Saeimas, #résultats, #chiffres, #partis,


  • #Netflix consomme 15% de la bande passante dans le monde
    https://www.zdnet.fr/blogs/digital-home-revolution/netflix-consomme-15-de-la-bande-passante-internet-dans-le-monde-39874491.htm

    Le rapport de Sandvine passe en revue les usages d’internet, et sans surprise, c’est la #vidéo qui arrive en tête du classement.

    https://www.sandvine.com/phenomena

    La vidéo représente 56% de tout le trafic sur Internet ; et ce qui est encore plus impressionnant, c’est que les flux de contenus en 4K sont une goutte d’eau dans cet océan d’images ; on peut donc s’attendre à une augmentation de la place de la vidéo dans les prochaines années. 

    Aux Etats-Unis, le premier service de vidéo est Netflix, Youtube ne pointe qu’en 5ème position, alors que Amazon Prime se hisse à la quatrième place. Sur la zone Europe, c’est Youtube qui arrive en première position, suivi par Netflix en deuxième place et Amazon en quatrième position. Enfin, dans la zone Asie-Pacifique, ce sont les autres sites de vidéo (HTTP Media Stream) qui occupent la première position, suivis de Facebook et Netflix. Au global, on comprend à travers ces #chiffres que l’empire vidéo de Netflix s’est imposé partout dans le monde.


  • Prise de position de l’ECRE sur les statistiques européennes en matière d’asile, et leur difficile #comparabilité :

    MAKING ASYLUM NUMBERS COUNT. ECRE’S ANALYSIS OF GAPS AND NEEDS FOR REFORM IN DATA COLLECTION ON THE COMMON EUROPEAN ASYLUM SYSTEM
    https://www.ecre.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Policy-Note-10.pdf

    #statistiques #asile #réfugiés #UE #EU #Europe #chiffres #guerre_des_chiffres #cohérence
    ping @simplicissimus @reka

    Dans un article publié dans @vivre on peut lire, à ce propos :

    Or, ce sont ces mêmes données qui servent de base et guident des changements politiques ou législatifs, s’inquiète le European Council on refugees and exiles (ECRE) dans une prise de position appelant les autorités européennes à mettre en place de bonnes pratiques et des outils cohérents et complets.

    https://asile.ch/2018/08/20/statistiques-en-2017-quelle-reconnaissance-du-besoin-de-protection-en-suisse


  • Baromètre Ipsos-SPF 2018, une #intensification de la #pauvreté | Secours populaire
    https://www.secourspopulaire.fr/barometre-ipsos-spf-2018

    L’intensification de la pauvreté en France en 2018 poursuit une tendance inquiétante. Plus d’un tiers des Français y a été confronté comme les chiffres du nouveau baromètre Ipsos-SPF le montrent et ils sont nombreux à redouter l’avenir difficile réservé à leurs enfants.

    En gros, les #inégalités se creusent !

    Et surtout, elles deviennent irréversibles, ce qui signifie que la stratification en #classes_sociales se fixe en #castes bien étanches

    La mobilité sociale marque le pas dans les pays de l’OCDE. OCDE. Juin 2018
    http://ses.ens-lyon.fr/actualites/rapports-etudes-et-4-pages/la-mobilite-sociale-marque-le-pas-dans-les-pays-de-locde-ocde-juin-2018

    Alors que les inégalités de revenu se creusent depuis les années 90, la mobilité sociale marque le pas : les personnes situées au bas de l’échelle sont désormais moins nombreuses à grimper les échelons, tandis que les plus riches conservent, dans une large mesure, leurs privilèges. Or les effets d’une telle situation sur le plan économique, social et politique sont très dommageables, selon un nouveau rapport publié par l’OCDE. L’étude « A Broken Social Elevator ? How to Promote Social Mobility » montre que, compte tenu des niveaux actuels d’inégalités et de mobilité intergénérationnelle sur l’échelle des revenus, au moins cinq générations (ou 150 ans) pourraient être nécessaires, en moyenne dans les pays de l’OCDE, pour que les enfants de familles modestes parviennent à se hisser au niveau du revenu moyen (voir le graphique ci-dessous). Dans les pays nordiques, cela pourrait prendre deux à trois générations seulement, tandis que dans certaines économies émergentes, ce processus pourrait se dérouler sur neuf générations ou plus. Un enfant sur trois dont le père a des revenus modestes percevra lui aussi de faibles revenus ; pour les deux autres tiers, la mobilité ascendante sur l’échelle des revenus se limitera souvent à l’échelon voisin.

    Cinq générations, c’est la moyenne : en France, c’est six (PDF - en) : http://www.oecd.org/france/social-mobility-2018-FRA-EN.pdf



  • Social Metrics Commission launches a new measure of UK poverty

    For the first time in a generation, the moment is right to propose new poverty metrics. With the abolition of the Child Poverty Act and its targets, and debates ongoing about the most appropriate way in which to measure, track and monitor poverty, players from all sides of the political spectrum are interested in what options could exist next.

    The Social Metrics Report 2018, published 17th September 2018, marks the culmination of two years of sustained work. It outlines a new approach to poverty measurement for the UK and provides original analysis that demonstrates the fundamental changes to our understanding of poverty it creates. Most importantly, the approach, results and recommendations in this report are supported by every Commissioner. They truly represent a consensus view of how we should measure and understand the incidence of poverty in the UK and the experiences of those who are in poverty.

    http://socialmetricscommission.org.uk
    #pauvreté #UK #statistiques #chiffres #Angleterre #indicateur

    Pour télécharger le #rapport :
    http://socialmetricscommission.org.uk/MEASURING-POVERTY-FULL_REPORT.pdf
    cc @simplicissimus

    • #merci

      It presents a detailed articulation of how the approach to poverty measurement can be improved in the UK and elsewhere. The Commission’s new measure:
      • Takes account of all material resources, not just incomes. For instance, this means including an assessment of the available assets that families have;
      • Accounts for the inescapable costs that some families face, which make them more likely than others to experience poverty. These include, the extra costs of disability, and costs of childcare and rental and mortgage costs;
      • Broadens the approach of poverty measurement to include an assessment of housing adequacy. For example, by regarding those sleeping rough as being in poverty; and
      • Positions the measure of poverty within a wider measurement framework, which allows us to understand more about the nature of poverty in the UK.

      Propose, entre autres, une modification de l’échelle d’équivalence en #unité_de_consommation qui accroît sensiblement les dépenses de consommation d’un parent isolé (1,09 au lieu de 0,78, p. 55)



  • Turismo sessuale minorile: il primato dei clienti italiani

    Nel mondo 3 milioni di persone viaggiano ogni anno per fare sesso con i minori. Molti di loro sono italiani e tanti arrivano dall’Europa. Il fenomeno del turismo sessuale minorile è in crescita ovunque, dalla Thailandia al Brasile, tra uomini e donne. Un reato che fa guadagnare cifre enormi alla criminalità organizzata.

    In tutto il mondo ci sono tre milioni di persone che ogni anno si mettono in viaggio per fare sesso con un minore. I dati sono dell’Organizzazione mondiale del turismo (Omt). Le mete più gettonate sono i cosiddetti “paesi del terzo mondo“, dove povertà e corruzione rendono più facile commettere questo tipo di reato. Perché di questo si tratta, nonostante si cerchi di far pensare che la vittima sia accondiscendente o il suo aspetto fisico tradisca i dati anagrafici.

    «Eppure molta gente pensa che – fuori dai confini patri – non si stia violando la legge», dice Yasmin Abo Loha, segretario generale di Ecpat Italia, ong attiva su questo fronte da più di 20 anni.

    Turismo sessuale minorile, il primato dell’Italia

    L’Italia gode, purtroppo, di un triste primato, piazzandosi tra i primi sei paesi da cui partono i “clienti” di minori costretti a prostituirsi. Gli altri sono Francia, Germania, Regno Unito, Cina e Giappone. Anche per questo, il 16 gennaio al Senato è stata presentata Stop sexual tourism, la campagna internazionale a tutela dei “Diritti Minorili nel Mondo”, promossa dall’Associazione fiori di acciaio, in collaborazione con Mete Onlus e patrocinata dall’Enac (Ente Nazionale per l’Aviazione Civile).

    L’iniziativa prevede l’affissione di un manifesto informativo in 57 aeroporti italiani, per denunciare una situazione sempre più dilagante, ma anche per stimolare una presa di coscienza in chi ha come scopo ultimo del proprio viaggio l’abuso del corpo di un bambino.

    I turisti sessuali italiani e le mete: non solo Thailandia

    I turisti sessuali italiani sono circa 80 mila, per lo più uomini (90%). Negli ultimi anni l’età si è abbassata ed è compresa tra i 20 e i 40 anni, come rivela uno studio di Ecpat Italia, contenuto nel Global Study di Ecpat Iternational (End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism).

    Il documento è frutto di due anni di ricerca, condotta tra il 2015 e il 2016 grazie al supporto di 67 partner e al contributo di 66 esperti. I principali paesi di destinazione, contrariamente a quanto pensano tanti, sono Brasile, Repubblica Dominicana, Colombia, oltre a Thailandia e Cambogia. A questi poi, ultimamente, si sono aggiunte anche “nuove mete”: alcuni paesi dell’Africa e dell’Est Europa.
    Turismo sessuale femminile: tante le donne coinvolte

    Da non trascurare anche il numero in crescita delle donne che viaggiano in paesi in via di sviluppo, in cerca di sesso a pagamento con i minori. In totale sono il 10% dei turisti sessuali.

    Mentre gli uomini prediligono prede più giovani (fra i 12 e i 14 anni d’età) e tendono a cambiare partner ogni sera, le donne vanno in cerca di adolescenti, ragazzi che possano diventare i loro accompagnatori per tutta la vacanza. Questo avviene soprattutto in Kenya e nei Caraibi.
    Ecpat: pochi pedofili, tanti clienti abituali e occasionali

    Oltre al giro d’affari imponente, secondo solo a quelli di armi e droga, un altro dato preoccupante, sempre diffuso da Ecpat, riguarda i pedofili. Questi, che hanno un target molto profilato (under 12 o addirittura 9) e sono i più consapevoli di ciò che stanno facendo, sono il 5 per cento. Il restante 35% è costituito da clienti abituali, mentre quelli occasionali sono ben il 65%. E c’è di più: gli autori di questi delitti, nella maggior parte dei casi non sanno che quello che stanno commettendo è un reato, tanto in Italia e quanto all’estero.

    Uno dei primi ostacoli da superare per sconfiggere il fenomeno è, quindi, proprio l’inconsapevolezza. Per questo a Giorgia Butera, presidente di Mete Onlus e promotrice della campagna Stop sexual tourism, è venuta l’idea del manifesto informativo da affiggere negli aeroporti e, come ha spiegato a Osservatorio Diritti, «presto anche in altri luoghi di transito, affinché la comunicazione diventi circolare».
    Cosa dice la legge italiana: il reato di turismo sessuale.

    A normare questo tipo di illeciti nel nostro paese c’è la legge 269/1998, “Norme contro lo sfruttamento della prostituzione, della pornografia, del turismo sessuale in danno di minori, quali nuove forme di riduzione in schiavitù”, aggiornata poi dalla 38/2006, “Disposizioni in materia di lotta contro lo sfruttamento sessuale dei bambini e la pedopornografia anche a mezzo Internet”.

    La normativa italiana è considerata molto avanzata ed è stata tradotta in varie lingue perché è una delle prime che ha previsto il principio di extraterritorialità: gli italiani che compiono turismo sessuale potrebbero essere inquisiti nello stato estero, su denuncia delle vittime, e poi in Italia, d’ufficio, dalla magistratura.
    Turismo sessuale minorile, la definizione

    A livello internazionale, invece, il turismo sessuale minorile non è ancora considerato un crimine contro l’umanità. Per questo Giorgia Butera a marzo riproporrà la questione al Consiglio dei Diritti umani delle Nazioni Unite. Per ora l’unica definizione di «sfruttamento sessuale e commerciale dei minori» è stata formulata durante il Primo Congresso Mondiale sul tema che si è svolto a Stoccolma nel 1996.

    Nella Dichiarazione e Agenda per l’Azione si parla di una «violazione fondamentale dei diritti dei bambini che comprende l’abuso sessuale da parte dell’adulto e una retribuzione, in beni o in denaro, del minore e/o di terzi. Il bambino viene trattato sia come oggetto sessuale sia come oggetto commerciale. Lo sfruttamento sessuale dei minori a fini commerciali rappresenta una forma di coercizione e violenza esercitate nei confronti dei bambini ed equivale ai lavori forzati e a una forma di schiavitù contemporanea».

    Economia del turismo sessuale e criminalità organizzata

    Ma per Abo Loha la vera svolta per risolvere un «problema ormai di ordine commerciale, oltre che di violazione di diritti umani, in quanto gestito interamente dalla criminalità organizzata, sarebbe armonizzare la cooperazione giudiziaria e investigativa, perché si ha a che fare con crimini transnazionali».


    https://www.osservatoriodiritti.it/2018/03/27/turismo-sessuale-minorile-nel-mondo-italia-ecpat
    #tourisme #tourisme_sexuel #mineurs #enfants #enfance #Italie #statistiques #chiffres

    cc @albertocampiphoto


    • Pour la première fois depuis 2009, un navire italien ramène des migrants en Libye

      Une embarcation de migrants secourue par un navire de ravitaillement italien a été renvoyée en Libye lundi 30 juillet. Le HCR a annoncé mardi l’ouverture d’une enquête et s’inquiète d’une violation du droit international.

      Lundi 30 juillet, un navire battant pavillon italien, l’Asso Ventotto, a ramené des migrants en Libye après les avoir secourus dans les eaux internationales – en 2012 déjà l’Italie a été condamnée par la Cour européenne des droits de l’Homme pour avoir reconduit en Libye des migrants secourus en pleine mer en 2009.

      L’information a été donnée lundi soir sur Twitter par Oscar Camps, le fondateur de l’ONG espagnole Proactiva Open Arms, avant d’être reprise par Nicola Fratoianni, un député de la gauche italienne qui est actuellement à bord du bateau humanitaire espagnol qui sillonne en ce moment les côtes libyennes.

      Selon le quotidien italien La Repubblica, 108 migrants à bord d’une embarcation de fortune ont été pris en charge en mer Méditerranée par l’Asso Ventotto lundi 30 juillet. L’équipage du navire de ravitaillement italien a alors contacté le MRCC à Rome - centre de coordination des secours maritimes – qui les a orienté vers le centre de commandement maritime libyen. La Libye leur a ensuite donné l’instruction de ramener les migrants au port de Tripoli.

      En effet depuis le 28 juin, sur décision européenne, la gestion des secours des migrants en mer Méditerranée dépend des autorités libyennes et non plus de l’Italie. Concrètement, cela signifie que les opérations de sauvetage menées dans la « SAR zone » - zone de recherche et de sauvetage au large de la Libye - sont désormais coordonnées par les Libyens, depuis Tripoli. Mais le porte-parole du Conseil de l’Europe a réaffirmé ces dernières semaines qu’"aucun navire européen ne peut ramener des migrants en Libye car cela serait contraire à nos principes".

      Violation du droit international

      La Libye ne peut être considérée comme un « port sûr » pour le débarquement des migrants. « C’est une violation du droit international qui stipule que les personnes sauvées en mer doivent être amenées dans un ‘port sûr’. Malgré ce que dit le gouvernement italien, les ports libyens ne peuvent être considérés comme tels », a déclaré sur Twitter le député Nicola Fratoianni. « Les migrants se sont vus refuser la possibilité de demander l’asile, ce qui constitue une violation des accords de Genève sur les sauvetages en mer », dit-il encore dans le quotidien italien La Stampa.

      Sur Facebook, le ministre italien de l’Intérieur, Matteo Salvini, nie toutes entraves au droit international. « La garde-côtière italienne n’a ni coordonné, ni participé à cette opération, comme l’a faussement déclarée une ONG et un député de gauche mal informé ».

      Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) a de son côté annoncé mardi 31 juillet l’ouverture d’une enquête. « Nous recueillons toutes les informations nécessaires sur le cas du remorqueur italien Asso Ventotto qui aurait ramené en Libye 108 personnes sauvées en Méditerranée. La Libye n’est pas un ‘port sûr’ et cet acte pourrait constituer une violation du droit international », dit l’agence onusienne sur Twitter.

      http://www.infomigrants.net/fr/post/10995/pour-la-premiere-fois-depuis-2009-un-navire-italien-ramene-des-migrant

    • Nave italiana soccorre e riporta in Libia 108 migranti. Salvini: «Nostra Guardia costiera non coinvolta»

      L’atto in violazione della legislazione internazionale che garantisce il diritto d’asilo e che non riconosce la Libia come un porto sicuro. Il vicepremier: «Nostre navi non sono intervenute nelle operazioni». Fratoianni (LeU): «Ci sono le prove della violazione»

      http://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2018/07/31/news/migranti_nave_italiana_libia-203026448/?ref=RHPPLF-BH-I0-C8-P1-S1.8-T1
      #vos_thalassa #asso_28

      Commentaire de Sara Prestianni, via la mailing-list de Migreurop:

      Le navire commerciale qui opere autour des plateformes de pétrole, battant pavillon italien - ASSO 28 - a ramené 108 migrants vers le port de Tripoli suite à une opération de sauvetage- Les premiers reconstructions faites par Open Arms et le parlementaire Fratoianni qui se trouve à bord de Open Arms parlent d’une interception en eaux internationales à la quelle a suivi le refoulement. Le journal La Repubblica dit que les Gardes Cotes Italiennes auraient invité Asso28 à se coordonner avec les Gardes Cotes Libyennes (comme font habituellement dans les derniers mois. Invitation déclinés justement par les ong qui opèrent en mer afin de éviter de proceder à un refoulement interdit par loi). Le Ministre de l’Interieur nie une implication des Gardes Cotes Italiens et cyniquement twitte “Le Garde cotes libyenne dans les derniers heures ont sauvé et ramené à terre 611 migrants. Les Ong protestent les passeurs font des affaires ? C’est bien. Nous continuons ainsi”

    • Départs de migrants depuis la Libye :

      Libya : outcomes of the sea journey

      Migrants intercepted /rescued by the Libyan coast guard

      Lieux de désembarquement :


      #Italie #Espagne #Malte

      –-> Graphiques de #Matteo_Villa, posté sur twitter :
      source : https://twitter.com/emmevilla/status/1036892919964286976

      #statistiques #chiffres #2016 #2017 #2018

      cc @simplicissimus

    • Libyan Coast Guard Takes 611 Migrants Back to Africa

      Between Monday and Tuesday, the Libyan Coast Guard reportedly rescued 611 migrants aboard several dinghies off the coast and took them back to the African mainland.

      Along with the Libyan search and rescue operation, an Italian vessel, following indications from the Libyan Coast Guard, rescued 108 migrants aboard a rubber dinghy and delivered them back to the port of Tripoli. The vessel, called La Asso 28, was a support boat for an oil platform.

      Italian mainstream media have echoed complaints of NGOs claiming that in taking migrants back to Libya the Italian vessel would have violated international law that guarantees the right to asylum and does not recognize Libya as a safe haven.

      In recent weeks, a spokesman for the Council of Europe had stated that “no European ship can bring migrants back to Libya because it is contrary to our principles.”

      Twenty days ago, another ship supporting an oil rig, the Vos Thalassa, after rescuing a group of migrants, was preparing to deliver them to a Libyan patrol boat when an attempt to revolt among the migrants convinced the commander to reverse the route and ask the help of the Italian Coast Guard. The migrants were loaded aboard the ship Diciotti and taken to Trapani, Sicily, after the intervention of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella.

      On the contrary, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has declared Tuesday’s operation to be a victory for efforts to curb illegal immigration. The decision to take migrants back to Africa rather than transporting them to Europe reflects an accord between Italy and Libya that has greatly reduced the numbers of African migrants reaching Italian shores.

      Commenting on the news, Mr. Salvini tweeted: “The Libyan Coast Guard has rescued and taken back to land 611 immigrants in recent hours. The NGOs protest and the traffickers lose their business? Great, this is how we make progress,” followed by hashtags announcing “closed ports” and “open hearts.”

      Parliamentarian Nicola Fratoianni of the left-wing Liberi and Uguali (Free and Equal) party and secretary of the Italian Left, presently aboard the Spanish NGO ship Open Arms, denounced the move.

      “We do not yet know whether this operation was carried out on the instructions of the Italian Coast Guard, but if so it would be a very serious precedent, a real collective rejection for which Italy and the ship’s captain will answer before a court,” he said.

      “International law requires that people rescued at sea must be taken to a safe haven and the Libyan ports, despite the mystification of reality by the Italian government, cannot be considered as such,” he added.

      The United Nations immigration office (UNHCR) has threatened Italy for the incident involving the 108 migrants taken to Tripoli, insisting that Libya is not a safe port and that the episode could represent a breach of international law.

      “We are collecting all the necessary information,” UNHCR tweeted.

      https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/santiago-anti-abortion-women-stabbed-chile-protest-a8469786.html
      #refoulements #push-back

    • Libya rescued 10,000 migrants this year, says Germany

      Libyan coast guards have saved some 10,000 migrants at sea since the start of this year, according to German authorities. The figure was provided by the foreign ministry during a debate in parliament over what the Left party said were “inhumane conditions” of returns of migrants to Libya. Libyan coast guards are trained by the EU to stop migrants crossing to Europe.

      https://euobserver.com/tickers/142821


  • 2.3 million Venezuelans now live abroad

    More than 7% of Venezuela’s population has fled the country since 2014, according to the UN. That is the equivalent of the US losing the whole population of Florida in four years (plus another 100,000 people, give or take).

    The departing 2.3 million Venezuelans have mainly gone to neighboring Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and Peru, putting tremendous pressure on those countries. “This is building to a crisis moment that we’ve seen in other parts of the world, particularly in the Mediterranean,” a spokesman for the UN’s International Organization for Migration said recently.

    This week, Peru made it a bit harder for Venezuelans to get in. The small town of Aguas Verdes has seen as many as 3,000 people a day cross the border; most of the 400,000 Venezuelans in Peru arrived in the last year. So Peru now requires a valid passport. Until now, ID cards were all that was needed.

    Ecuador tried to do the same thing but a judge said that such a move violated freedom-of-movement rules agreed to when Ecuador joined the Andean Community. Ecuador says 4,000 people a day have been crossing the border, a total of 500,000 so far. It has now created what it calls a “humanitarian corridor” by laying on buses to take Venezuelans across Ecuador, from the Colombian border to the Peruvian border.

    Brazil’s Amazon border crossing in the state of Roraima with Venezuela gets 500 people a day. It was briefly shut down earlier this month—but that, too, was overturned by a court order.

    Venezuela is suffering from severe food shortages—the UN said more than 1 million of those who had fled since 2014 are malnourished—and hyperinflation. Things could still get worse, which is really saying something for a place where prices are doubling every 26 days. The UN estimated earlier this year that 5,000 were leaving Venezuela every day; at that rate, a further 800,000 people could leave before the end of the year (paywall).

    A Gallup survey from March showed that 53% of young Venezuelans want to move abroad permanently. And all this was before an alleged drone attack on president Nicolas Maduro earlier this month made the political situation even more tense, the country’s opposition-led National Assembly said that the annual inflation rate reached 83,000% in July, and the chaotic introduction of a new currency.

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/08/venezuela-has-lost-2-3-million-people-and-it-could-get-even-worse
    #Venezuela #asile #migrations #réfugiés #cartographie #visualisation #réfugiés_vénézuéliens

    Sur ce sujet, voir aussi cette longue compilation initiée en juin 2017 :
    http://seen.li/d26k

    • Venezuela. L’Amérique latine cherche une solution à sa plus grande #crise_migratoire

      Les réunions de crise sur l’immigration ne sont pas l’apanage de l’Europe : treize pays latino-américains sont réunis depuis lundi à Quito pour tenter de trouver des solutions communes au casse-tête migratoire provoqué par l’#exode_massif des Vénézuéliens.


      https://www.courrierinternational.com/article/venezuela-lamerique-latine-cherche-une-solution-sa-plus-grand

    • Bataille de #chiffres et guerre d’images autour de la « #crise migratoire » vénézuélienne

      L’émigration massive qui touche actuellement le Venezuela est une réalité. Mais il ne faut pas confondre cette réalité et les défis humanitaires qu’elle pose avec son instrumentalisation, tant par le pouvoir vénézuélien pour se faire passer pour la victime d’un machination que par ses « ennemis » qui entendent se débarrasser d’un gouvernement qu’ils considèrent comme autoritaire et source d’instabilité dans la région. Etat des lieux d’une crise très polarisée.

      C’est un véritable scoop que nous a offert le président vénézuélien le 3 septembre dernier. Alors que son gouvernement est avare en données sur les sujets sensibles, Nicolas Maduro a chiffré pour la première fois le nombre de Vénézuéliens ayant émigré depuis deux ans à 600 000. Un chiffre vérifiable, a-t-il assuré, sans toutefois donner plus de détails.

      Ce chiffre, le premier plus ou moins officiel dans un pays où il n’y a plus de statistiques migratoires, contraste avec celui délivré par l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) et le Haut-Commissariat aux Réfugiés (HCR). Selon ces deux organisations, 2,3 millions de Vénézuéliens vivraient à l’étranger, soit 7,2% des habitants sur un total de 31,8 millions. Pas de quoi tomber de sa chaise ! D’autres diasporas sont relativement bien plus nombreuses. Ce qui impressionne, c’est la croissance exponentielle de cette émigration sur un très court laps de temps : 1,6 million auraient quitté le pays depuis 2015 seulement. Une vague de départs qui s’est accélérée ces derniers mois et affectent inégalement de nombreux pays de la région.
      Le pouvoir vénézuélien, par la voix de sa vice-présidente, a accusé des fonctionnaires de l’ONU de gonfler les chiffres d’un « flux migratoire normal » (sic) pour justifier une « intervention humanitaire », synonyme de déstabilisation. D’autres sources estiment quant à elles qu’ils pourraient être près de quatre millions à avoir fui le pays.

      https://www.cncd.be/Bataille-de-chiffres-et-guerre-d
      #statistiques #guerre_des_chiffres

    • La formulation est tout de même étrange pour une ONG… : pas de quoi tomber de sa chaise, de même l’utilisation du mot ennemis avec guillemets. Au passage, le même pourcentage – pas si énorme …– appliqué à la population française donnerait 4,5 millions de personnes quittant la France, dont les deux tiers, soit 3 millions de personnes, au cours des deux dernières années.

      Ceci dit, pour ne pas qu’ils tombent… d’inanition, le Programme alimentaire mondial (agence de l’ONU) a besoin de sous pour nourrir les vénézuéliens qui entrent en Colombie.

      ONU necesita fondos para seguir atendiendo a emigrantes venezolanos
      http://www.el-nacional.com/noticias/mundo/onu-necesita-fondos-para-seguir-atendiendo-emigrantes-venezolanos_25311

      El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), el principal brazo humanitario de Naciones Unidas, informó que necesita 22 millones de dólares suplementarios para atender a los venezolanos que entran a Colombia.

      «Cuando las familias inmigrantes llegan a los centros de recepción reciben alimentos calientes y pueden quedarse de tres a cinco días, pero luego tienen que irse para que otros recién llegados puedan ser atendidos», dijo el portavoz del PMA, Herve Verhoosel.
      […]
      La falta de alimentos se convierte en el principal problema para quienes atraviesan a diario la frontera entre Venezuela y Colombia, que cuenta con siete puntos de pasaje oficiales y más de un centenar informales, con más de 50% de inmigrantes que entran a Colombia por estos últimos.

      El PMA ha proporcionado ayuda alimentaria de emergencia a más de 60.000 venezolanos en los departamentos fronterizos de Arauca, La Guajira y el Norte de Santander, en Colombia, y más recientemente ha empezado también a operar en el departamento de Nariño, que tiene frontera con Ecuador.
      […]
      De acuerdo con evaluaciones recientes efectuadas por el PMA entre inmigrantes en Colombia, 80% de ellos sufren de inseguridad alimentaria.

    • Migrants du Venezuela vers la Colombie : « ni xénophobie, ni fermeture des frontières », assure le nouveau président colombien

      Le nouveau président colombien, entré en fonction depuis hier (lundi 8 octobre 2018), ne veut pas céder à la tentation d’une fermeture de la frontière avec le Venezuela.


      https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/martinique/migrants-du-venezuela-colombie-xenophobie-fermeture-frontieres-a
      #fermeture_des_frontières #ouverture_des_frontières

    • Fleeing hardship at home, Venezuelan migrants struggle abroad, too

      Every few minutes, the reeds along the #Tachira_River rustle.

      Smugglers, in ever growing numbers, emerge with a ragtag group of Venezuelan migrants – men struggling under tattered suitcases, women hugging bundles in blankets and schoolchildren carrying backpacks. They step across rocks, wade into the muddy stream and cross illegally into Colombia.

      This is the new migration from Venezuela.

      For years, as conditions worsened in the Andean nation’s ongoing economic meltdown, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans – those who could afford to – fled by airplane and bus to other countries far and near, remaking their lives as legal immigrants.

      Now, hyperinflation, daily power cuts and worsening food shortages are prompting those with far fewer resources to flee, braving harsh geography, criminal handlers and increasingly restrictive immigration laws to try their luck just about anywhere.

      In recent weeks, Reuters spoke with dozens of Venezuelan migrants traversing their country’s Western border to seek a better life in Colombia and beyond. Few had more than the equivalent of a handful of dollars with them.

      “It was terrible, but I needed to cross,” said Dario Leal, 30, recounting his journey from the coastal state of Sucre, where he worked in a bakery that paid about $2 per month.

      At the border, he paid smugglers nearly three times that to get across and then prepared, with about $3 left, to walk the 500 km (311 miles) to Bogota, Colombia’s capital. The smugglers, in turn, paid a fee to Colombian crime gangs who allow them to operate, according to police, locals and smugglers themselves.

      As many as 1.9 million Venezuelans have emigrated since 2015, according to the United Nations. Combined with those who preceded them, a total of 2.6 million are believed to have left the oil-rich country. Ninety percent of recent departures, the U.N. says, remain in South America.

      The exodus, one of the biggest mass migrations ever on the continent, is weighing on neighbors. Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, which once welcomed Venezuelan migrants, recently tightened entry requirements. Police now conduct raids to detain the undocumented.

      In early October, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Colombia’s foreign minister, said as many as four million Venezuelans could be in the country by 2021, costing national coffers as much as $9 billion. “The magnitude of this challenge,” he said, “our country has never seen.”

      In Brazil, which also borders Venezuela, the government deployed troops and financing to manage the crush and treat sick, hungry and pregnant migrants. In Ecuador and Peru, workers say that Venezuelan labor lowers wages and that criminals are hiding among honest migrants.

      “There are too many of them,” said Antonio Mamani, a clothing vendor in Peru, who recently watched police fill a bus with undocumented Venezuelans near Lima.
      “WE NEED TO GO”

      By migrating illegally, migrants expose themselves to criminal networks who control prostitution, drug trafficking and other rackets. In August, Colombian investigators discovered 23 undocumented Venezuelans forced into prostitution and living in basements in the colonial city of Cartagena.

      While most migrants are avoiding such straits, no shortage of other hardship awaits – from homelessness, to unemployment, to the cold reception many get as they sleep in public squares, peddle sweets and throng already overburdened hospitals.

      Still, most press on, many on foot.

      Some join compatriots in Brazil and Colombia. Others, having spent what money they had, are walking vast regions, like Colombia’s cold Andean passes and sweltering tropical lowlands, in treks toward distant capitals, like Quito or Lima.

      Johana Narvaez, a 36-year-old mother of four, told Reuters her family left after business stalled at their small car repair shop in the rural state of Trujillo. Extra income she made selling food on the street withered because cash is scarce in a country where annual inflation, according to the opposition-led Congress, recently reached nearly 500,000 percent.

      “We can’t stay here,” she told her husband, Jairo Sulbaran, in August, after they ran out of food and survived on corn patties provided by friends. “Even on foot, we must go.” Sulbaran begged and sold old tires until they could afford bus tickets to the border.

      Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has chided migrants, warning of the hazards of migration and that emigres will end up “cleaning toilets.” He has even offered free flights back to some in a program called “Return to the Homeland,” which state television covers daily.

      Most migration, however, remains in the other direction.

      Until recently, Venezuelans could enter many South American countries with just their national identity cards. But some are toughening rules, requiring a passport or additional documentation.

      Even a passport is elusive in Venezuela.

      Paper shortages and a dysfunctional bureaucracy make the document nearly impossible to obtain, many migrants argue. Several told Reuters they waited two years in vain after applying, while a half-dozen others said they were asked for as much as $2000 in bribes by corrupt clerks to secure one.

      Maduro’s government in July said it would restructure Venezuela’s passport agency to root out “bureaucracy and corruption.” The Information Ministry didn’t respond to a request for comment.
      “VENEZUELA WILL END UP EMPTY”

      Many of those crossing into Colombia pay “arrastradores,” or “draggers,” to smuggle them along hundreds of trails. Five of the smugglers, all young men, told Reuters business is booming.

      “Venezuela will end up empty,” said Maikel, a 17-year-old Venezuelan smuggler, scratches across his face from traversing the bushy trails. Maikel, who declined to give his surname, said he lost count of how many migrants he has helped cross.

      Colombia, too, struggles to count illegal entries. Before the government tightened restrictions earlier this year, Colombia issued “border cards” that let holders crisscross at will. Now, Colombia says it detects about 3,000 false border cards at entry points daily.

      Despite tougher patrols along the porous, 2,200-km border, officials say it is impossible to secure outright. “It’s like trying to empty the ocean with a bucket,” said Mauricio Franco, a municipal official in charge of security in Cucuta, a nearby city.

      And it’s not just a matter of rounding up undocumented travelers.

      Powerful criminal groups, long in control of contraband commerce across the border, are now getting their cut of human traffic. Javier Barrera, a colonel in charge of police in Cucuta, said the Gulf Clan and Los Rastrojos, notorious syndicates that operate nationwide, are both involved.

      During a recent Reuters visit to several illegal crossings, Venezuelans carried cardboard, limes and car batteries as barter instead of using the bolivar, their near-worthless currency.

      Migrants pay as much as about $16 for the passage. Maikel, the arrastrador, said smugglers then pay gang operatives about $3 per migrant.

      For his crossing, Leal, the baker, carried a torn backpack and small duffel bag. His 2015 Venezuelan ID shows a healthier and happier man – before Leal began skimping on breakfast and dinner because he couldn’t afford them.

      He rested under a tree, but fretted about Colombian police. “I’m scared because the “migra” comes around,” he said, using the same term Mexican and Central American migrants use for border police in the United States.

      It doesn’t get easier as migrants move on.

      Even if relatives wired money, transfer agencies require a legally stamped passport to collect it. Bus companies are rejecting undocumented passengers to avoid fines for carrying them. A few companies risk it, but charge a premium of as much as 20 percent, according to several bus clerks near the border.

      The Sulbaran family walked and hitched some 1200 km to the Andean town of Santiago, where they have relatives. The father toured garages, but found no work.

      “People said no, others were scared,” said Narvaez, the mother. “Some Venezuelans come to Colombia to do bad things. They think we’re all like that.”

      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-migration-insight/fleeing-hardship-at-home-venezuelan-migrants-struggle-abroad-too-idUSKCN1MP

      Avec ce commentaire de #Reece_Jones:

      People continue to flee Venezuela, now often resorting to #smugglers as immigration restrictions have increased

      #passeurs #fermeture_des_frontières


  • Statistiques 2017 : ce que disent les chiffres de l’expulsion des personnes exilées

    Les dispositifs d’expulsion des personnes exilées sont vus par les pouvoirs publics comme l’alpha et l’oméga des politiques migratoires. L’objectif est double : empêcher les personnes d’entrer sur le territoire et exercer un contrôle des personnes présentes pour faciliter leur expulsion. Derrière ces chiffres, une violence institutionnelle et un coût humain sans précédent.

    REFOULEMENTS DES L’ARRIVÉE DES PERSONNES AUX FRONTIÈRES DE LA FRANCE

    86000 refoulements dont 17 000 jeunes mineures
    (source DCPAF et Eurostat)

    Chiffre sans précédent qui est la conséquence directe du rétablissement des contrôles aux frontières. Jusqu’en 2015, la moyenne annuelle se situait autour d’un maximum de 15 000 refus d’entrées. Un peu moins de 10 000 ont été pris à une frontière aérienne, 728 dans un port et 75 000 aux frontières terrestres. 3/4 des refus d’entrées terrestre ont lieu dans les Alpes-Maritimes. La France est championne d’Europe dans cette discipline puisqu’elle effectue à elle seule 43 % des refus d’entrées terrestres de l’Europe, soit deux fois plus que la Pologne. La première nationalité des personnes victimes de ces refus est le Soudan (plus de 10 000) suivi de la Guinée (6 800), et du Maroc (5 450). A noter qu’un nombre important de personnes est comptabilisé plusieurs fois dans la mesure où une personne peut se voir notifier plusieurs refus d’entrées à l’occasion de différentes tentatives de passage.

    EXPULSIONS DU TERRITOIRE NATIONAL

    Le chiffre total des expulsions effectives en métropole est à peu près le même depuis ces 5 dernières années.

    Il est intéressant de souligner que moins de la moitié des expulsions le sont vers des pays tiers à l’Union européenne.

    Les principales nationalités de personnes expulsées vers les pays tiers sont selon Eurostat :
    l’Albanie (2 605), l’Algérie (1 235), le Maroc (940), la Tunisie (740). Le chiffre global des expulsions vers les pays tiers est de 6 903.

    Près d’un quart des expulsions concernent les personnes européennes ( soit 3 367 personnes) : il s’agit principalement du renvoi des personnes roumaines et bulgares souvent d’origine rom, cibles privilégiées d’une politique discriminante en direction des européen·ne·s pauvres. Depuis 2011, les personnes roumaines oscillent entre la 4ème et la 5ème nationalité la plus enfermée en centre de rétention et est de très loin la première parmi les citoyens et citoyennes de l’Union.

    18% des expulsions (soit 2 633) concernent des décisions de transfert vers un autre pays européen du fait de l’application du règlement Dublin. Ce règlement prévoit que le premier pays par lequel la personne a transité, qu’elle y ait ou non demandé l’asile, est le pays qui doit examiner la demande de protection de la personne. 41 500 personnes (mineures compris) été placées sous le coup de procédure Dublin en 2017. Ce chiffre est en hausse de 62% par rapport à 2016 (25 693) et de 256% par rapport à 2015 (11 657) et représentent 36% des demandes d’asile en 2017.

    Les expulsions Schengen correspondent aux personnes renvoyées vers un autre pays européens conformément à la convention de Schengen : il s’agit de personnes en situation régulière dans un autre pays européen ou de personnes ayant transité par un autre Etat membre. Les renvois se font principalement via le placement dans un centre de rétention frontalier.

    Il est enfin à souligner que selon Eurostat la France (85 268) est avec l’Allemagne (97 165) championne d’Europe dans la délivrance d’obligations à quitter le territoire (OQTF) loin devant le Royaume-Uni (54 910) alors même qu’elle accueille un nombre de personnes beaucoup plus restreint. A titre illustratif en 2015, l’Allemagne a accueilli 1 543 800 personnes exilées et la Grande-Bretagne 631 500 alors que la France n’a reçu que 363 900 personnes.

    22 541 expulsions en outre-mer

    En outre-mer, le chiffre des expulsions est supérieur à celui de la métropole. 16 648 ont lieu de Mayotte et 5 268 de Guyane. Par dérogation au régime applicable en métropole, le recours engagé par une personne étrangère contre la mesure d’éloignement ne suspend pas l’exécution de l’expulsion. En pratique les personnes sont donc souvent expulsées alors même que leur recours n’a pas encore été examiné par un·e juge.
    LIEUX D’OÙ SONT EXPULSÉES DE FORCE LES PERSONNES

    Depuis 2012, on observe une augmentation des expulsions « hors les murs » qui viennent s’ajouter aux expulsions des centres de rétention administratives (CRA).

    Les personnes sont alors directement embarquées de leur domicile (domicile personnel ou lieu d’hébergement collectif) d’un commissariat ou du guichet de la préfecture.

    Les expulsions des centres de rétention restent très majoritaires : 71% (soit 10 114). Pour des précisions approfondies sur ces expulsions : cf le rapport 2017 sur les centres et locaux de rétention .

    Il est cependant à souligner l’émergence des expulsions via les centres « DPAR » (dispositif de préparation au retour) avec un taux de 8% (soit 1 165 personnes). Pourtant, il n’existe pas de cadre légal à ces centres qui ne sont pas réglementés et n’apparaissent que dans une circulaire de juillet 2015 à titre expérimental. La loi de finances 2017 prévoit leur généralisation dans toutes les régions en 2018. Ces centres sont inspirés d’un modèle belge de centres dédiés au « retour » : ils ont pour objectif de conditionner l’hébergement des personnes à leur acceptation du retour. L’OFII y intervient pour promouvoir et mettre en œuvre les dispositifs d’aide au retour volontaire (ARV). Le caractère « volontaire » du retour glisse cependant très rapidement vers le retour forcé : l’ensemble des personnes dans ces centres est assigné à résidence et est donc sous le contrôle de l’administration. La durée de cet hébergement est d’ailleurs calée sur celle de l’assignation à résidence, soit 90 jours (45 jours renouvelable une fois). A ce jour, aucune liste officielle ne recense ces centres mais La Cimade en a répertorié 8 en février 2018, ce qui qui représentent 607 places.

    Il s’agit de cumuler la carotte (l’aide financière), la restriction de liberté (l’assignation à résidence) et la coercition via le chantage soit à la rue (fin de l’hébergement) soit à l’enfermement (expulsion forcée) en cas de manque de “collaboration” des personnes. Une des grandes efficacités de ces centres en développement est leur opacité et l’absence totale d’accompagnement juridique et d’accès aux droits.

    Il est mentionné dans l’étude d’impact du projet de loi que 76 % des personnes placées dans ces centres « retournent » effectivement dans leur pays, ce qui est une moyenne bien plus élevée qu’en centre de rétention (40%). Pour autant, il n’est apporté aucun élément statistique sur le nombre de personnes qui n’ont pas accepté de se rendre dans ces dispositifs ou qui l’ont quitté en cours de route…

    On peut déduire que les 21% (4 229 personnes) d’expulsions hors CRA et centres DPAR résultent pour partie des personnes expulsées de force suite à des interpellations soit à leur domicile (personnel ou lieux d’hébergements collectif), soit au commissariat soit au guichet en préfecture. Ces expulsions en dehors des centres de rétention sont à rapprocher du développement exponentiel des assignations à résidence. Elles vont également de pair avec le développement de missions de surveillance administrative à l’intérieur des lieux d’hébergements collectifs des personnes exilées et de l’hébergement d’urgence. L’autre partie provient des expulsions des personnes en sortie de détention même si aucun élément statistique ne semble exister là-dessus.

    DISPOSITIFS DE CONTRÔLE : L’ASSIGNATION A RÉSIDENCE

    Créées par loi de juin 2011, les assignations à résidence de 45 jours (renouvelables une fois) sont des mesures de contrôle restrictives de la liberté d’aller et venir des personnes en vue de l’expulsion. Ces dernières sont contraintes de rester dans un périmètre donné et doivent pointer régulièrement, jusqu’à une fois par jour, au commissariat ou en gendarmerie.

    Ces « assignations-expulsions » constituent un nouvel outil qui vient compléter et renforcer les outils plus anciens de la rétention et des retours dits « volontaires » en vue de renforcer la politique d’expulsion. Il n’est pas rare que des personnes se voient soumises d’abord au régime de l’assignation puis à la rétention administrative, sans justification de ce basculement.

    Ces mesures connaissent depuis 2011 une augmentation exponentielle : de 373 mesures en 2011, elles sont passées à 2998 en 2014, puis 4687 en 2016 pour atteindre un niveau de 8 791 en 2017.

    Les personnes, assignées à leur domicile ou dans les centres d’hébergement souvent isolés des centres villes, n’ont pas accès aux droits et à la justice. L’opacité et l’invisibilité de ces lieux sont bien souvent le terreau de pratiques illégales, notamment en matière d’interpellations à domicile. Au regard d’une étude menée de janvier à juin 2018 dans les centres de rétention du Mesnil-Amelot et de Rennes ou intervient La Cimade, sur 13% d’interpellations à domicile ayant conduit des personnes assignées en centre de rétention, seules 3% d’entre elles avait été autorisé par un·e juge.

    Elles incarnent également le glissement d’une partie de l’hébergement d’urgence dédié aux personnes exilées et de l’hébergement d’urgence comme outil de contrôle des politiques migratoires avec une présence policière parfois à l’intérieur même des centres pour pointer les personnes présentes assignées à résidence (cas notamment dans certains PRAHDA (programme régional d’accueil des demandeurs d’asile) et l’émergence de centres d’assignation à résidence dédiés comme les centres DPAR (susmentionnés).

    A côté de ces assignations en vue de l’expulsion des personnes, il faut souligner deux autres types d’assignations à résidence :

    l’assignation à résidence de 6 mois qui concernent les personnes que l’administration ne peut pas renvoyer immédiatement et prévue à l’article L 561-1 du Code de l’entrée et du séjour des étrangers et du droit d’asile (CESEDA). Il s’agit en pratique par exemple des personnes avec une décision de suspension de la mesure d’expulsion par un·e juge national·e ou européen·ne ou encore de personnes étrangères malades. Elles représentent 9 % des mesures d’assignation et cachent parfois des situations que l’administration pourrait régulariser : c’est notamment le cas des personnes étrangères souffrant de grave pathologie.
    l’assignation à résidence « protection » d’une durée de six mois pour les personnes sous le coup de mesures de double peine qui sont très marginales (1%, soit 46 mesures de ce type délivrées en 2017 selon l’étude d’impact du projet de loi immigration 2018). Ces mesures illustrent la très grande précarité administrative de ces personnes soit parce qu’elles n’obtiennent pas ces mesures malgré des situations personnelles et familiales rendant impossible un retour dans leur pays d’origine (pathologie grave, arrivée en France dès le plus jeune page, …) soit parce qu’une fois qu’elles sont sous le coup de ces mesures, elles ne parviennent jamais à faire régulariser leur situation. L’exigence d’une motivation pour la prolongation de telles mesures au-delà d’une certaine durée par le Conseil constitutionnel n’empêche pas la prolongation de ces mesures à vie.

    AIDES AU RETOUR DITES « VOLONTAIRES » (ARV)

    5 776 adultes et 1 338 enfants, soit 7 114 personnes selon les chiffres publiés par l’OFII . Cela représente une augmentation de 49% par rapport à 2016 (3958). Les 5 principaux pays sont l’Albanie (21,9%), l’Afghanistan (13,6%), la Moldavie (5,9%), la Chine (5,2%) et Haïti (4,1%).

    Les aides au retour pour les ressortissant·e·s européen·ne·s diminuent (90 personnes).

    Il est important de souligner que la promotion et le développement de ces dispositifs vont historiquement de pair avec l’expansion des politiques migratoires d’expulsion. la dimension choisie du retour volontaire laisse ainsi place à une part de plus en plus importante à la contrainte et masque bien souvent des expulsions forcées.

    Cette augmentation des retours volontaires relève probablement de différents facteurs dont :

    Les pressions au retour exercées de plus en plus tôt dans la procédure, y compris dès l’arrivée des personnes : « bonjour et bienvenue vous voulez rentrer ? » ! Par exemple, l’OFII délivre une information sur le droit au retour dès le début de la procédure de demande d’asile, dans les campements et opérations d’évacuation ou encore dans les lieux d’hébergement dédiés aux personnes demandeuses d’asile ;
    La « crise » de l’accueil avec un certain nombre de personnes à la rue, épuisées par leur précarisation, découragées et soumises au chantage de l’expulsion et de l’enfermement, finissent par accepter contre leur gré cette option qui comprend un faible soutien financier (cas des albanais·e·s par exemple). L’arrêté du 17 avril 2015 est une bonne illustration puisqu’il permet dans le cadre d’opérations ponctuelles (comprendre : opérations d’évacuation de campements par exemple) de majorer l’aide au retour volontaire de 350 euros ;
    La création de centres d’assignations à résidence dédiés au retour (DPAR) ;
    Le soutien financier des politiques européennes sur ces dispositifs en lieu et place de soutien à des politiques d’accueil : par exemple, la mise en œuvre du programme européen « européen reintegration network-ERIN » dont le budget est de 9,7 millions d’euros selon le rapport de l’OFII 2017. Tel est le cas également pour les accords informels de l’Union Européenne comme celui passé avec l’Afghanistan pour faciliter les renvois ou bien encore la coopération franco-allemande via la signature d’un accord de partenariat effectif depuis mars 2016 pour faciliter et renforcer les retours volontaires des ressortissants kosovars.

    La mise en œuvre de ces dispositifs qui présentent le risque de réduire le champ des possibles à la seule option du « retour » se fait la plupart du temps en dehors de tout regard de la société civile et ne garantit pas un accès aux droits et au séjour effectifs. Par exemple, être débouté·e du droit d’asile ne signifie pas forcément que le droit au séjour est épuisé.

    Par ailleurs, ces aides pour la plupart réduites à une prise en charge minimale (frais de transport et des bagages) ne répondent aucunement aux défis d’un retour réussi. D’autant plus que ce choix intervient bien souvent dans la précipitation et sous la pression d’une perte d’un hébergement et/ou d’ chantage à l’enfermement.
    BANNISSEMENT

    Créées en 2016, les interdictions de retour du territoire français (IRTF) ont connu en 2017 une augmentation de 1 097% par rapport à 2016 : elles passent de 1 859 à 19 901 sur un total de 85 268 obligations à quitter le territoire délivrées (OQTF). 23% des OQTF ont été assorties d’une interdiction de retour en 2017. Ces mesures représentent une monstrueuse épée de Damoclès utilisée pour dissuader, précariser et contrôler.

    Ces mesures impactent gravement le parcours des personnes en France :

    Interdiction de se maintenir et de retourner en France pendant toute sa durée ;
    Interdiction de se voir délivrer une carte de séjour, y compris en cas d’élément nouveau susceptible de permettre en principe la régularisation de la personne ;
    Possibilité d’enfermement, de contrôle et d’expulsion pendant toute sa durée.

    La durée de l’interdiction du territoire (de 1 à 5 ans) ne commence désormais qu’à compter de la sortie effective de la personne du territoire européen. Cela signifie que la personne, restée en France ou en Europe malgré cette mesure, sera bloquée ad vitam æternam dans ses démarches de régularisation. Ces mesures multiplient les situations de grande précarité administrative, d’atteintes aux droits fondamentaux comme le droit de vivre en Famille, et constituent un obstacle important à l’intégration des personnes en France privées de tout accès aux droits en France. Ces conséquences sont aggravées par le fait que :

    la seule protection prévue, en dehors des situations spécifiques liées à la traite, est prévue à travers la notion floue de « circonstances humanitaires ». Cela laisse un large pouvoir discrétionnaire d’appréciation par les préfectures et un contrôle restreint des juges ;
    il n’existe aucune procédure d’abrogation de droit de cette mesure pour tenir compte d’éventuelles évolutions de la situation personnelle.

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