A #SafePassage is the only way to cut migrants’ deaths

Reply to the statement of the Commander of the European operation Sophia on the training of Libya´s so-called “coastguard” “It is cynical, that the commander of the operation Sophia, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, claims the training of Libyan coastguards could cut the death toll on the med.” Sea-Watch CEO Axel Grafmanns says. “It’s only meant…


Stories from the Sea: THE STORY OF BASE (Part 1)

This is the story of Base, a child refugee from Eritrea. We’ve not used his real name, or his photograph, to protect his identity, but he currently has achieved refugee status in England. His story is like many others. It is real, and heartbreaking, and it is a factual account of his incredible journey. This…


Field report September 24th 2016: Fled from hell

Another day off the Libyan coast is coming to an end. The stories that were shared by the migrants on board today left the whole crew in consternation: Years of captivity and torture in Libya plus living conditions beneath human dignity have left visible – and invisible – marks: Many of the men suffer from fresh…