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Fatal Delays: 30 Lives Lost due to European Non-Assistance

Joint Statement by Alarm Phone, Mediterranea Saving Humans and Sea-Watch On Saturday, 11th March, just two weeks after at least 79 people drowned in a shipwreck off the Italian coast, Italian and Maltese authorities left once again people dying at sea. This time, their politics of non-assistance and the delegation of their duties to the…

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Open Letter to Frontex Director Hans Leijtens

Dear Hans Leijtens, As of today, you are the new Executive Director of Frontex. Your agency has been involved in the countless scandals, entailing the attempts to hide the agency’s involvement in the innumerable violations of the human rights of the people on the move. These scandals range from the involvement in the pushbacks in…

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“Every day that we can fly makes me happy!”

Emily is Head of Operations at Airborne. Together with her team, she has spent the last few months pulling out all the stops to be able to fly into the Libyan SAR zone again – with success! The Libyan Civil Aviation Authority had previously demanded a far-fetched entry permit. You are Head of Operations at…

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Update aus der Werft: Ein Rettungsschiff entsteht!

Die Sea-Watch 5 liegt seit Dezember in einer Werft in Flensburg. Dort wird sie von zahlreichen engagierten Freiwilligen für ihren Einsatzzweck umgebaut und unseren Bedürfnissen an ein Rettungsschiff angepasst. Bis zu 40 Personen gleichzeitig sind aktuell an unterschiedlichen Baustellen auf dem Schiff tätig. Schweißarbeiten auf dem Achterdeck der SW5. Das Deck wird ca. 30cm erhöht,…

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