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SPREAD THE WORD! Wir stellen ein!
Alle Infos zur Stellenausschreibung gibt es hier: bit.ly/2Vchxqw
Wir freuen uns auf euch! #TogetherForRescue
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[8 Tage, 4 Crewmitglieder, 32 Gedanken] Heute vor einem Jahr waren wir mit der Aquarius und 630 Geretteten an Bord das erste zivile Rettungsschiff, dem die Einfahrt nach Italien untersagt wurde. Es folgten Tage zäher Verhandlungen zwischen den europäischen Ländern, bis wir die Überlebenden nach acht Tagen Odyssee endlich im spanischen Valencia an Land bringen durften. Unsere Crewmitglieder von damals berichten von diesem einschneidenden Erlebnis.

Was damals noch als Ausnahme schien, ist heute bittere Realität in Europa: immer wieder können Gerettete erst nach Tagen oder Wochen an einem sicheren Ort an Land gehen. Eine unhaltbare Situation! Die europäischen Staaten müssen endlich ein transparentes Ausschiffungssystem für im Mittelmeer gerettete Menschen schaffen!

Photo credits: Kenny Karpov / SOS MEDITERRANEE
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#OneYearAgo, Julie, Max, Jérémie and Alessandro were part of the search-and-rescue team on board the Aquarius.

They look back at the Aquarius' odyssey to the far away port of Valencia and the deterioriation of the search-and-rescue situation in the central Mediterranean since then.
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Ziel unseres Trainings zu Massenrettungen ist es, unsere Teams auf den lebensrettenden Einsatz im Mittelmeer vorzubereiten. Denn: An unserer Mission, Leben zu retten und über die humanitäre Tragödie an Europas Grenzen zu berichten, hat sich nichts geändert! #TogetherForRescue
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Voices from the sea

In our own words - refugees tell their stories

Bord diary

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In May, a new European Parliament will be elected. We used this opportunity to review the most important milestones regarding sea rescue operations in the Mediterranean and appeal to all EU politicians: “Be humane! Safe lives at sea! Respect the law!”

First episode of our series #RespectLawOfTheSea

In the second episode of our series on #RespectLawOfTheSea on the occasion of the European elections, we explain the legal basis for assigning a “Place of Safety” for those rescued in the Mediterranean. Libya is not a safe place! We call on all MEPs to abide by the law. Stand up for people to disembark in a safe place after being rescued at sea.

This third video of our series #RespectLawOfTheSea shows the administrative, political and judicial harassment received by Search and Rescue NGOs since 2017. The blocking of search and rescue NGOs is neglecting the duties and obligations of States and shipmasters to rescue people in danger at sea. An increasing number of people are at risk of drowning and the civil society can no longer witness and report on this humanitarian tragedy.

Fourth video of our series #RespectLawOfTheSea: Since the arbitrary closure of Italian ports in June 2018, rescue ships remain stranded at sea for days or weeks. SOS MEDITERRANEE call on European States to set up an effective, coherent and transparent disembarkation system to a place where all survivors will be safe, in compliance with international law.

“Be humane, save lives at sea, respect the law!”

Since 2014 nearly 20,000 people have died trying to flee via the Mediterranean (IOM) – a humanitarian disaster that continues and could have been avoided if European states had employed enough means to save people from ditress at sea.

In this latest summarizing video of our series #RespectLawOfTheSea, we take a look back at five years of deterioration and violations of international maritime and humanitarian law in the Central Mediterranean.

A powerful video made in September 2017, portraying the life-saving work of European NGO SOS MEDITERRANEE.