Uncategorized 16/03/2016 at 15:59 h.
City. A placard bearing the slogan “Refugees welcome” can be seen hanging from the City Hall’s facade. The EU flag is flying at half-mast in the city’s districts as a sign of support for refugees.
Cooperation. Financial support is being tripled to respond to humanitarian consequences following the EU decision to close the route through the Balkans.
International relations. Speaking at the world summit of cities against climate change, Ada Colau, criticised states for being sluggish in their decision-making.
Solidarity. The mayor criticised the way the humanitarian crisis is being handled in Europe and the scant collaboration of the Spanish government.
International. The mayor is encouraging her Eurocities counterparts to demand a central role and funding to tackle the humanitarian crisis.
Solidarity. Universities expressed their commitment to promoting the involvement of their communities in actions relating to receiving refugees.
Refuge city. Munich has 50 reception centres in operation and receives over 300 people a week.
Refuge city. Ada Colau noted that the process of regularising the situation of those arriving in the city will be a big challenge.
Refuge city. Various Barcelona associations have publicly offered their support for people affected by the humanitarian crisis.
Refuge city. The aim is to prevent rumours about the arrival of people and the assistance they will receive.