Italy: Migrant woman with covid-19 gives birth in helicopter

Baby born in mid-air between Lampedusa and Palermo. A migrant woman who tested positive for covid-19 gave birth to a baby on board a helicopter as she was flying to Sicily from the tiny southern Ital...

Banksy funds rescue boat to save refugees in Mediterranean

UK street artist funds search and rescue boat to help save migrants crossing the Mediterranean. Banksy, the anonymous British street artist, has financed a boat to rescue refugees attempting to reach...

Italy: Salvini to face new trial over migrant ship blockade

Italian senate revokes Salvini's immunity from trial over migrant detention in Open Arms case. Italy's senate has voted to allow the prosecution of former interior minister Matteo Salvini for blockin...

Rome: FAO lights up with colours of Italian flag

Rome UN building will be illuminated with colours of Italian tricolour until end of Covid-19 emergency. The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is illuminating its Rome headquarte...

Rome remembers the horrors of the Holocaust

Holocaust victims remembered in Rome 75 years after liberation of Auschwitz. International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January 2020 is being marked in Rome with more than 170 memorial events, org...

Rome honours victims of the Holocaust

Rome installs 34 new stolpersteine memorials. Rome will install 34 new brass cobblestone memorials to victims of the Holocaust at various locations throughout the capital, from the historic centre to...

Rome remembers 37,000 refugees who died on way to Europe

Artist writes names on Rome street of those who died trying to reach Europe. Italian artist Fabio Saccomani has undertaken a project to transcribe the names of almost 37,000 migrants and refugees, wh...

Babingtons for Darjeeling: charity auction at historic English tea room in Rome

Babingtons raises funds for young people in Darjeeling. Babingtons, the historic English tea room at the foot of Rome's Spanish Steps, will hold a charity auction on 7 October to raise funds for its...

Rome opens first pharmacy for homeless

Street pharmacy opens in Trastevere area of Rome. A farmacia di strada, or street pharmacy, has opened at Vo.Re.Co., a charitable organisation which helps former prisoners and homeless people, on Via...

Cardinal restores power to hundreds of residents in occupied Rome building

Salvini blasts "illegal" actions of the Vatican's papal almoner. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the pope's apostolic almsgiver, took matters into his own hands by personally reconnecting the electricity...

Rome's refugees work their way to success

Tailors from west Africa and cooks from Syria build new lives in Rome through dignified employment in fashion and food. There was goodness in the air as visitors thronged the Christmas market at St P...

Rome's WFP and FAO mourn eight dead in Ethiopia air crash

19 United Nations personnel among 157 killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash. Flags are flying at half mast at the Rome World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Argiculture Organization (FAO) as the Uni...

Rome marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust victims remembered in Rome 74 years after Auschwitz liberation. International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January 2019 is being marked in Rome with dozens of memorial events until 1 Feb...

10th homeless man dies due to cold in Rome

Man is believed to be tenth homeless person to die from hypothermia in city this winter. A man who was found dead in Rome's Flaminio district on 23 January is believed to be the 10th homeless person...

Controversy over closure of Rome asylum seeker reception centre

Church leaders and politicians express concern for future of asylum seekers following surprise closure of major reception centre outside Rome.  The CARA reception centre for asylum seekers at Casteln...

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