Sea-Watch calls on EU Commission: Send decommissioned cruise ships to evacuate camps in Greece

While the Corona crisis is keeping Europe in suspense, the suffering of those seeking international protection and the humanitarian disaster at Europe’s borders are fading into the background. In Camp Moria on Lesbos alone, designed for a maximum of 3,000 people, over 20,000 people are currently living without adequate access to water, basic hygiene facilities…

Migrants Day Testimonial

On International Migrants Day, Hamsa told us his story: „I am a young man from Kobane, Syria. I grew up in a middle class family. All my father wanted was for me to achieve my dream in becoming a judge to defend the oppressed. I am a Syrian Kurd and Kurds have always been oppressed.…

Sea Watch 1: Monitoring Dirty Deals

In Autumn 2015, Sea-Watch began a maritime rescue operation with speedboats off the coast of Lesbos, Greece. In just five months, we were able to save around 4,000 people from drowning. After the EU-Turkey deal in March 2016, the numbers of refugees declined sharply, so we reduced our engagement to observing the situation and put our…

Sailing in Solidarity

Photo: Moritz Richter We will never forget the first operational day of the #IUVENTA: the sight of the ship with more than 400 people on board, whom we had saved in a joint, not uncomplicated, mission. The young crew were thrown straight in the deep end. Since then a lot has happened, Jugend Rettet e.V.…