Human Rights Council


Maria Jeleń

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DELEGATE: Maria Jeleń COUNTRY: Republic of Italy COMMITTEE: United Nations Human Rights Council

Honourable Chairpersons, fellow Delegates,

As a large coastal country at the north of the Mediterranean Sea, the Republic of Italy is a natural destination for asylum seekers escaping poverty and conflicts especially in Northern African countries such as Nigeria, Eritrea, Libya, Sudan and Somalia. After the closure of the Balkan route, Italy has also been a key point on the migration route from the Middle East towards Western Europe. The year 2016 has brought over 180 thousand refugee...