Unaccompanied Minors in Malta

In 2013, 600 people claimed to be Unaccompanied Minors. According to Maltese authorities only two Centres are prepared to shelter this people but, because of the huge number of Unaccompanied Minors coming to Malta, they’re accomodated in all the Open Centres of the State. Their basic right is to be assigned to a Care Holder,
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What Does Refugee Means?

Paul Washimba left his country in war in 1997. During his journey, that was long almost twenty years, he understood that his status of refugee has several meanings in the different countries that he crossed. In Libya, despite his status, he was imprisoned, also Malta didn’t recognized him like refugee, therefore when he arrived, was
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The Asylum Procedures in Malta

1.499 of the 2.008 people arrived in Malta by boat from Libia in 2013, claimed for Asylum. The 71% of requests receive some kind of protection, but very few of them receive the Refugee Status. The procedure to claim for Asylum in Malta starts in detention and is led by police officers, without the presence
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