At the beginning of September 2015, the FCCD called for an emergency meeting to address the refugee crisis

Citizens demanded an immediate response from political representatives to the plight of millions of people forced to leave their countries of origin. Forced displacement motivated by threats of external factors such as violence, poverty, wars, persecution and human rights violations.

At the same time, the city councils wanted to coordinate efforts in the face of this situation and, from the FCCD, it was decided to launch the Local World Refuge Campaign, deployed in two main components such as Humanitarian Action and Awareness.

The resources collected by Refuge Local World have so far been allocated to more than 60 Humanitarian Action projects. Of these projects, 29 are in countries of origin and first host, while 17 have been executed in Europe on the routes of the eastern, central and southern Mediterranean and 1 on the American border.

Refuge Local World has launched many actions aimed at raising awareness and involving citizens in Catalan municipalities. Different formats and types of actions have been deployed, working especially in the school environment, but also in political advocacy. In total, 30 Global Justice Education actions have been approved, many of them with different locations.

  • The implication of all actors

    The economic support in 2018 reached the 2 million euros, coming from the solidarity support from more than 200 town councils, municipal entities, provincial councils, county councils, social entities and private donations. 

     

  • Support from around the territory

    Many municipalities and other actors have turned this campaign to the emergency campaign with the most contributions from local partners since Fons Català was born 33 years ago. 

     

  • Humanitarian Action and society's awareness

    #RefugeLocalWorld has focused on the transit ways and the countries of origin of refugees, as well as in our society. 

  • Refuge and Education for Global Justice

    Refuge Local World has launched many actions aimed at raising awareness and involving citizens in Catalan municipalities. Different formats and types of actions have been deployed, working especially in the school environment, but also in political advocacy. In total, 30 Global Justice Education actions have been approved, many of them with different locations.

  • From refuge to the municipal policy

    #RefugeLocalWorld has secured the involvement from of councils and political parties, making the refugee crisis and issue on the municipal political agenda. 

    We highlight the involvement of more than 300 Catalan town councils and supramunicipal bodies that, since 2015 until now, have approved six motions and pronouncements related to the support and protection of refugees.