Klaus Vogel on the need for continued sea rescue programs:
"The humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean is not over yet ... We are far too quick to look the other way and get used to brief news about distant grievances. But we have helped to cause them. In a way, they're happening right on our very doorstep."
Visiting Scholar Klaus Vogel receives the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his marine rescue agency SOS MEDITERRANEE, which has helped rescue over 30,000 people from sea distress. Find a summarized transcript of his acceptance speech here.