Today, December 18, 2014, is International Migrants Day. Caritas Finland joins Caritas Europa in pointing out that Europe has a duty to save lives in the Mediterranean. Please find the full statement from Caritas Europa on the occasion of the International Migrants Rights Day below and as well as here in pdf format.
Europe has a duty to save lives in the Mediterranean
On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, Caritas Europa reminds the EU that Frontex operation Triton will not ensure the rescue of migrants in international waters.
Lives are being lost every day at the external borders of the EU. These human tragedies need to be addressed as soon as possible. People come to Europe to seek international protection or to seek a better life. Europe cannot turn a blind eye to these incidents.
On this page we post the latest news from Caritas Finland.