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SearchWing.org – A model aircraft to safe lives

Activists and hackers join forces to search and rescue refugees in the Mediterranean. Computer-controlled model aircrafts equipped with video cameras and an app are supposed to improve the coordination of rescue missions and to detect refugees in distress at sea more quickly. Sea-Watch and the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) support the SearchWing initiative. “If we…

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10 most tragic moments of 2016 at sea

#1 EU loses its humanitarian face EU Heads of State or Government and Turkey agreed to end “irregular migration” from Turkey to the EU in March. Closing the borders effectively decreased numbers of passages across the Aegean Sea, but left people without the right to claim asylum and made them vulnerable to human rights violations,…

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Memorial: 4,600 candles against dying #SafePassage

In deep mourning we want to remember all those we were not able to rescue from distress at sea this year. In 2016, a sad record has been broken: The International Organization for Migration counts 4.699 refugees and migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean or are missing (as of 30/11/2016). Never before so many people…

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Sea-Watch is pressing charges against Libyan Coast Guard

As a consequence to the occurrences on the 21th of october Sea-Watch is pressing charges against the members involved of the Libyan coastguard because of an attack to a rubber boat with 150 refugees on board, of which four are dead and most probably 15-25 more victims. On the 21th of october a boat from…

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