Mediterranean

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

Open Arms warns the Spanish government that "with the lives it does not play"

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.

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

No rest for Proactiva Open Arms during Christmas

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.

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

Paula Farias: "For us, the challenge is to force the EU to fulfil its legal and moral duty and to, once again, launch rescue operations"

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.