Joint Statement – the case of Alan Kurdi

We have learned that Sea-Eye’s rescue vessel, the ‘Alan Kurdi’, has finally been allowed to disembark the people who were rescued on April 3 when in distress on the Mediterranean Sea. These 64 people (of whom two were evacuated already due to medical emergencies) are allowed to reach land in Valletta/Malta after suffering through ten…

Dutch government blocks Sea-Watch 3 and other NGO ships with a new policy, citing concerns for ‘safety,’ while people are left to drown

Today, a new policy imposed by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management will take effect, which has severe implications on Sea-Watch and other NGOs operating ships under the Dutch flag. The policy change implemented hastily and without a transition period for Sea-Watch, demonstrates the lengths the Dutch government is willing to go to,…

Mediterranea and Sea-Watch denounce the arbitrary detention in Malta of people rescued in December, and express their solidarity with their protest.

After being stranded at sea for 19 days, most of the 49 people rescued last December by Sea Watch and Sea Eye’s boats have now been inside the Marsa Asylum Seekers’ Detention Centre (IRS) in Malta for two months. Anyone who remembers the sad spectacle offered by European governments that for weeks, while these women,…