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“Barcelona is a solidarity city,” says mayor Ada Colau on reception of Open Arms rescued migrants

04 July 2018 01:55 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

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The 60 migrants rescued at the Mediterranean Sea near the Libyan coast by the Catalan NGO Open Arms are now safe on land. They reached Barcelona port on Wednesday morning and the Red Cross is in charge of coordinating their humanitarian and social intervention. The migrants will be provided basic necessities, emotional support and legal advice. The Spanish government will also grant them a 30-day humanitarian visa, fifteen days less than with the 629 refugees of the 'Aquarius' rescue boat. This permit has been branded as "insufficient" by Barcelona's local government.

  • “Barcelona is a solidarity city,” says  mayor Ada Colau on reception of Open Arms rescued migrants