Barcelona has just unveiled a digital "shame counter" overlooking one of Barcelona's most popular beaches to track the number of refugees and migrants who have died crossing the Mediterranean to Europe. According to reports, the real-time number reflects numbers collected by the International Organization For Migration, and currently stands at 3120.
El #RefugeesMemorial, a la platja de #laBarceloneta, recorda les persones mortes al Mediterrani fugint de l'horror pic.twitter.com/4GxwqniXB2put off any major decisions on migrant resettlement for another year.
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"We're here to look the Mediterranean in the face and look at this number," Colau said. "[These are] people who drowned because they were not offered a safe passage."
[h/t The Guardian]
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