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International community must work together to tackle migration crisis

British Red Cross

2 min read Partner content

The head of the British Red Cross has welcomed discussions to resolve the migration crisis in the Mediterranean, but has warned that piecemeal measures will not be the answer.

European leaders have today unveiled plans aimed at resolving the crisis, which include a quota system for distributing migrants across Europe.

More than 5,000 migrants are believed to have died attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean in the last 18 months.

“The crisis must be seen for what it is – a humanitarian disaster that is causing acute suffering and loss of life,” said Mike Adamson, chief executive of the British Red Cross.

“Whatever the ins and outs of any particular proposal – and the quota suggestion is just one being discussed – the Red Cross welcomes the fact that countries are discussing new measures to make the journey to asylum safer for those most in need.”