2015 (EN)

Tunisian and Algerian mothers who joined the Tunis Forum really appreciated the efforts made by Fondazione Mediterraneo in order to give back dignity to migrants who lost their lives in the sea. In particular, the installation in Naples of the “Totem of Peace with the urn of Unknown Migrant” has been praised. The president Michele Capasso, who is engaged for 25 years in the support of solidarity and peace, has declared:

The Totem of Peace with the urn of Unknown Migrant installed in Naples Port intends to be concrete proof of respect both towards people dead in the sea and Captain Port- Guard Coast which is engaged in the rescue of human beings. The support of Algerian and Tunisian mothers is the proof which the undertaken issue is deserved homage to whom who through the loss of their lives take the attention of the world back to the issues of liberty, freedom and peace”. The topic of migrants dead in the sea has been one of the most important ones discussed at Tunis World Social Forum. The mothers of Tunisians who lose their lives after the 2011 revolution are asking again to Europe to: "Give back our children". There are more than five hundred Tunisian mothers who are in search of their "desaparecidos" during their travel to Italy. The grief of Tunisian mothers is partaken also by Middle American mothers. At Tunis there was also Marta Sánchez Soler, coordinator of Middle American Migrant Movement and which intends focus the attention to lost people in the world and build a global network between Tunisian, Algerian and Plaza de Mayo mothers yelling the hopefully slogan: “ They took them alive and we want them back alive. ”At Tunis Forum mothers partook their grief and struggled towards the institutions which are trying to distort the truth. In the pictures and in the faces which mothers hold in their hands there is the will to take identity and give it back and give human form to the data: these are the efforts of European civil society which thanks to the Forum had the occasion to become one thing. The aim is to “build a Mediterranean space and make it be a space in which dignity, social justice and rights for all are the priority”.