The Big Wall
An ActionAid investigation into how Italy tried to stop migration from Africa, using EU funds, and how much money it spent
There are satellites, drones, ships, cooperation projects, police posts, repatriation flights, training centers. They are the bricks of an invisible but tangible and often violent wall. Erected starting in 2015 onwards, thanks to over one billion euros of public money. With one goal: to eliminate those movements by sea, from North Africa to Italy, which in 2015 caused an outcry over a “refugee crisis”. Here we tell you about the (fragile) foundations and the (dramatic) impacts of this project. Which must be changed, urgently.
|Topics||Border and Surveillance Technology & Industry, Criminalization of Borderwork - Trafficking, Detention, Deportation & Pushbacks, European Externalization Policies & Cash Flows, Migration Routes & Transport, Military Missions|
|Regions||East & Horn of Africa, Europe, Mediterranean Sea, North Africa, Sahara and Sahel, West Africa|