Crimes of Malta

In the first half of 2020, Maltese authorities were implicated in multiple failures to respect and protect the rights of refugees and migrants at sea. Under their coordination, people were pushed back to Libya, a country at war where refugees and migrants are systematically abused. Delays in attending to distress calls exposed people to the…


Airborne Monthly Factsheet July 2020

This factsheet outlines a summary of distress cases witnessed by Airborne with Moonbird and Seabird.1 In July 2020, we flew 19 missions, for 93 hours 18 minutes. We spotted more than 1.344 persons in distress. Download Full Report Overview of the distress cases, empty boats and dead bodies spotted Maltese Search-and-Rescue (SAR) zone 4 distress…


The Sea-Watch 4 starts her first rescue mission

The sea rescue vessel Sea-Watch 4 has left the port of Burriana (Spain) on Saturday 15.08.2020 and is on its way to the search and rescue zone. The Sea-Watch 4 is currently the only rescue ship operating in the Mediterranean and is a joint project of United4Rescue, Sea-Watch, and Doctors without Borders. The purchase of…