UNHCR calls for a European-wide protection response to tragedies in the Mediterranean

UNHCR welcomes that the European Union and its Member States will take urgent action to address continued boat movements and the tragic loss of life in the Mediterranean. The 10 Point Action Plan on Migration proposed by the EU Joint Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Council on 20 April is an important step in this regard, but needs to be accompanied by additional measures, in line with UNHCR proposals1 to Member States made within the framework of UNHCR’s Central Mediterranean Sea Initiative and its action plan.

UNHCR urges the leaders of the European Union, meeting this Thursday 23 April 2015, to translate their announced commitments to immediate action. 


Publication date: 
April, 2015
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