The personal stories of rescued people, our team at sea and on land, and our supporters from civil society. Find stories about the situations the refugees faced, detailed informations of our search and rescue missions and every reason why it is so very important to stand up for civilian search and rescue.
Learn more about the people we have met on our missions, about the team of SOS Humanity and about the people from civil society who support us, and find interesting articles and reports.
Why it is important to testify
Rescuing from distress at sea alone is not enough. Without civil engagement and direct action, everything that is happening in the central Mediterranean would happen in complete silence. Human rights violations would stay undetected and people would drown without anyone opposing. The dying in the central Mediterranean would be completely invisible to the public. We do our very best to not let this happen!
Bearing witness means documenting the experiences of rescued people and to help them to share their stories. Without any knowledge of the grievances, no changes can be demanded. All the things we witness are the foundation of our political work on land.
Therefore, rescuing and testifing go hand in hand. For more humanity at sea.