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 Director of the non-governmental organization Proactiva Open Arms, Oscar Camps, poses with crew members during the presentation of the new ship 'Golfo Azurro' in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, 23 December 2016. EPA/ALEJANDRO GARCIA

Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO which has helped and rescued some 37,000 migrants in the Aegean and central Mediterranean Sea, on Sunday received the 2017 ALBA / Puffin Award for human rights activism in New York.