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
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Malta: The Unwanted Island

Malta: The Unwanted Island

The majority of the migrants who reach Malta arrive here randomly. They want to arrive in Italy but the Maltese navy intercepts them during the journey and takes them to the island. Now these people are in a unwanted country, where the Maltese citizens don’t want them, but that they can’t leave. Asylum seeker and
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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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