Criminalisation of Humanitarian Aid: International Meeting in Brussels

As individual organisations, the attendees have come together in Brussels with the support of MEP Miguel Urban because of the on-going humanitarian crisis on Europe’s southern borders, and the Search and Rescue (SAR) NGOs on-going essential efforts to save life at sea. The main focus has been the understanding and agreeing of the means and…


First Sea-Watch mission in 2017 already reaches crisis point

The start of the Sea-Watch rescue mission has been dramatic: In fact, on the first day of operations in 2017, the crew of Sea-Watch 2 saved around 300 people on several cramped rubber boats, which were sinking. Ship and crew were operating at their absolute capacity. Adding to this, the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC)…


Why we demand the cancellation of the EU-Turkey-Deal

Factsheet on the first anniversary of a dirty deal March 18, 2017 The EU-Turkey Deal forces migrants to use increasingly dangerous routes. On Saturday, 200 people have arrived on the Greek islands via the Aegean Sea. They had to be rescued soaking wet and in the middle of the night. Sea-Watch activist Philipp Hahn has…