Welfare in Malta

Average 1.600 people are sheltered in the 9 Open Centres operating in Malta. People are released into Open Centres after a period of detention that can last up to 18 months. The main service that AWAS (Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers) provide is accomodation. For all the rest migrants and Asylum Seekers are supposed to have access to the mainstream services. In the Open Centre people receive a small quantity of money each day, for food. To obtain this money people have to demonstrate that they’re not working and that they’re following courses provided by the Centre.
Welfare in Malta

Across the sea it aimed at documenting migrations journeys along main routes of the Mediterranean Sea. Grounding on the previous Through Desert and Sea, the project wants to outline the comprehensive dimension of migration from Southern to Northern shores with the long term goal of enhancing intercultural dialogue, empowering migrants and fostering alternative narratives and perceptions about migration in the Mediterranean countries.

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