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Big solidarity sale on at Abbé Pierre – Emmaus Centre
The Abbé Pierre – Emmaus Centre in Esteville, France will be putting on a special solidarity sale in its gardens on 27 July 2014.  Emmaus communities in the North West of France are invited to join in and sell items at bargain prices.  The sale aims to make the region’s many Emmaus groups more visible and generate extra income for the centre. See you there!For more information: https://centreabbepierreemmausesteville.wordpress.com/manifestations-2014/ (in French)   Details...

Don't miss it
A documentary has just been released about last year’s tragedy at the Rana Plaza building that collapsed in Bangladesh. Les damnées du low cost (cheap fashion to die for), made by Anne Gintzburger, will be broadcast in France on 8 April at 8:30pm on France 5.  Details...

International Women’s Day in Cameroon
The CPSS (health and social centre), a member organisation of Emmaus International since 1991, teamed up with Rural Women Without Borders to put on an event for International Women’s Day on 8 March. Several political leaders took part and members of both organisations reiterated the role they have to play in dealing with local issues (agriculture, and fighting HIV and hunger, among others). They also emphasised their support for Nigerian migrants living in the region’s villages.  Details...

Latest circular of shame
Emmaus International, Emmaus Europe, Emmaus France and the Organisation for Universal Citizenship (OUC) have jointly signed a press release expressing alarm about the recent appointment of new French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls. In March, as Minster of the Interior, Valls sent out a circular stepping up pressure on asylum seekers. Emmaus and the OUC reiterate the importance of providing unconditional shelter and the urgent need for people to be able to move about the world freely. Read the press release (in French)   Details...

20,000 deaths on Europe’s borders
On the eve of the ‘Lampedusa, city of Europe’ event, organised by Emmaus Italy and Emmaus International to denounce European migration policies, a report has been drawn up by a team of European journalists, which estimates that 23,858 migrants have died or disappeared on Europe’s borders since 2000.That’s double the amount previously thought, and yet this figure is likely to be an underestimate, since the database used to make this estimate only lists recorded deaths and disappearances.See articles in Le Monde and Le Monde diplomatique (in French)  Details...

World Water Day on Lake Nokoué
One hundred and fifty people, sailing in four boats, celebrated World Water Day on Lake Nokoué.  Music, dancers, loud speakers, placards and banners were used to raise awareness amongst fishermen, and people living on the coast. After three hours of sailing, the boats arrived in Sô-Ava and speeches were given by Lake Nokoué activists.  Details...

World Water Day in Asia
For World Water Day on Saturday 22 March, Bangladeshi group, Thanapara got together to work on the issues of saving and reusing water. In India, Florence Home Foundation brought together students, local elected representatives, government representatives and people from the surrounding areas to discuss local water issues.  Details...

‘Lampedusa, city of Europe’ event
The ‘Lampedusa, city of Europe’ event is to take place on 4 – 5 April, in the town of the same name in Italy, with several personalities attending. Organised by the council of Lampedusa, Emmaus Italy and Emmaus International, the event will take place during Emmaus Europe’s board meeting which will be held there until 7 April.See the full programme (in French).   Details...

Climate alert
Emmaus International has signed an open letter to the French government, written on the initiative of ATTAC, CRID and RAC (Climate Action Network).The signatory organisations are calling on the government to give it backing to a global and binding agreement at the UN conference on climate change that will be held in le Bourget in France in 2015.Read the letter (in French)   Details...

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Exhibition at the Abbé Pierre – Emmaus Centre
The Abbé Pierre – Emmaus Centre in Esteville, Normandy, France is putting on a large exhibition from 6 – 30 April: ‘Rouen 1964: the uprising of kindness in Seine-Maritime’.   Details...

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