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