Wednesday, January 28, 2009

“Mayday !”An international distress call to help boat people around the world

The International Catholic Migration Commission has issued an appeal:

In response to seven days filled with tragedies suffered by boat people off the coasts of Africa, Asia and the Americas, the International Catholic Migration Commission sounds a loud “Mayday!” to governments, international institutions, civil society organisations and the media to respond with urgency and humanity to the plight of the men, women and children in these crossings.

The full Press Release is here. For further information, stories and details contact Marc Aellen, Head of Communications, + 41 22 919 10 20 -