The Catalan Ombudsman reacts to the humanitarian crisis involving immigrants in the Mediterranean

April 21, 2015

The Catalan Ombudsman urges public authorities to act as a result of the serious humanitarian crisis involving the death of thousands of immigrants in the Mediterranean


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Rafael Ribó demands, by means of a declaration, more resources and action by all Governments involved and by the European Union.

He also urges all institutions for the defence of human rights to take action in order to provide solutions and to prevent future tragedies, as well as to put an end to the causes of the humanitarian tragedy.

The Catalan Ombudsman appeals to a major pedagogical effort by the public authorities to raise awareness and the involvement of the population in collective responsibilities.

The full statement on migrants in the Mediterranean area is available here