Mediterranean

Open Arms ship rescuing  refugees in the Mediterranean Sea

Proactiva Open Arms has rescued more than 27.000 stranded migrants in Mediterranean Sea since 2016.

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From 24 to 26 May there will be a new edition of a campaign to clean up around 1,500 beaches in more than 20 countries around the Mediterranean.

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Òscar Camps in front of the Open Arms tied to the port of Barcelona on Monday.

The director of this Catalan NGO, Òscar Camps, criticizes the "political decision" of the ship's blockage and announces mobilizations if it is not misleading.

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Golfo Azzurro sailed on 24 December / Photo: Oriol CanalsGolfo Azzurro

The Catalan NGO, on a new and larger vessel than Astral, plans to rescue 35,000 people in the Mediterranean this winter, a figure that is similar to last year’s.

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Paula Farias, Operational Manager for the Mediterranean for MSF / Photograph: MSF

We have talked with Paula Farias, Operational Manager for the Mediterranean for MSF, about the present refugee crisis and the role that NGOs are playing in it.

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