In the past year on average every six hours one person drowned in the Mediterranean Sea.
The European states have increasingly withdrawn from search and rescue at sea.
Search and rescue organisations bear witness, inform civil society and hold the ones in charge accountable.
Search and rescue organisations fill the gap in urgently needed rescue capacities at the European borders.
Search and rescue in the Mediterranean.
SOS Humanity is a search and rescue organisation working to ensure that no one dies while fleeing across the Mediterranean. We rescue people from distress and accompany as well as protect them on board our rescue ship. We bear witness and promote change by educating the public about the inhumane consequences of the European migration policy, and by raising awareness of the deplorable conditions in the central Mediterranean. Our work is supported by the solidarity of civil society.
8th of March is International Womens Day
To mark the occasion, for the next month we will focus on the theme of female refugees and the experiences of women on board the Humanity 1.
17.03.23The aft deck is being cleared of rust so that a new wooden floor can be laid. This will be installed in such a way that waves can pass under it at sea in order to protect the rescued people even better.
08.02.23Old winches and crane foundations which are no longer needed were removed from deck. In this way, more space for the accommodation and care of rescued people is created.
01.02.23The Humanity 1 entered the winter shipyard. In Burriana, Spain, crew members and volunteers from all over Europe work, wield and paint so that our rescue ship will soon be ready to go back at sea.
17.12.22The Humanity 1 arrives in Burriana, Spain. The crew of the rescue ship's third operation disembark, and preparations for the winter shipyard will begin soon.
11.12.22In the evening, Humanity 1 leaves the port of Bari, Italy. After three rescue missions in 2022 with a total of 855 rescued people, it is now heading to the shipyard in Burriana, Spain, for the winter.
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