Three simple demands to the German EU Council Presidency

With its EU Presidency beginning today, the German Federal Government has the opportunity to push forward a migration agenda that conforms to human rights – and thus to give substance to the mere lip service that has been paid in recent years with regard to sea rescue. Sea-Watch calls on the German government to make…


Sea-Watch 3 Rescues Over 90 Refugees Off Libya

After a forced break of more than three months due to closed borders and logistical impossibilities in Italy and throughout Europe, the Sea-Watch 3 started its first mission since the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic on June 6th. After one and a half weeks in the central Mediterranean, marked by interceptions and pull-backs in…


Joint NGO Statement on Italian ‘Unsafe Harbor’-Decree

“Saving all lives, on land and at sea, is possible and it is our duty.” Two days ago, on April 7, the Italian ministries of transport, health, interior, and foreign affairs issued an urgent decree¹ claiming that Italy, due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, would not be able to provide the ‘places of safety’ obligatory…