refugees

The pilot project Origen of the NGO ProActiva Open Arms has the main goal of informing the local population of the risks of migrating.

Proactiva Open Arms launched the project Origen because many people rescued at sea expressed the idea that had they received more information they wouldn’t have embarked on the journey.

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In 2020, health concerns and sanitary conditions only increased the need for assistance at a time when NGOs were facing severe financial instability.

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States must protect the right of people to seek asylum by law.

The international organization calls for an end to pushbacks and violence against refugees and asylum-seekers.

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Karim Sabni, spokesman of Girona Acull.

Girona Acull was born four years ago to defend and guarantee respect for the human rights of refugees and to call for an urgent change in the current legislation.

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The role of volunteering to combat the stigmatization of refugees and migrants will be the central theme of CEV's Autumn Volunteering Congress 2020.

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Òscar Camps, in a photogram of the film.

Paula Palacios, the film’s director, joins the NGO on a tough mission to tell a story about life and death on the deadliest migratory route on the planet.

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One of the refugee camps in Mail is on top of a landfill.

The Associació Catalana per la Pau is carrying out an emergency campaign to improve the sanitary and nutritional conditions of the population.

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Oscar Camps, the director and founding member of Open Arms.

The director and founding member of Open Arms warns that with rescue vessels stopping their activity, thousands are drowning in the Mediterranean.

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These people lack access to safe sanitation and find it much more difficult to practice protection measures like the simple task of cleaning their hands frequently.

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It is time to do what it takes, to be relentless in protecting the elderly, the vulnerable, those without a home to stay in, undocumented migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.  

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Over the last few days, images of the Greek army prohibiting the entry to thousands of migrants from Turkey have spread like wildfire.

David Bondia, president of the Catalan Institute of Human Rights says that the Geneva Convention is designed for extremely risky situations to human life, hence its suppression does not make any sense.

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Some NGOs, the academia and other working groups are making big efforts so that climate-related causes are added to the grounds for seeking a refugee status.

Same World is a European project to raise awareness on environmental justice, dealing also with climate refugees. We talk to Gigi Guizzo from the Asceps association, and the person in charge of the project in Catalonia.

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