Boat Refugee Foundation
A third major rescue operation saved many lives 3 October. Click to read the story
Every day, thousands of people try to make the journey to Europe. Not over land, which is much more manageable, as this is often not possible due to the closed borders of neighbouring countries and Europe. But across the rough and unpredictable sea. A journey of several days. Boat Refugee Foundation has been requested specifically by the Italian government to assist in the waters between Italy and Lybia. Boat Refugee Foundation can no longer delay the response to this emergency request to send more assistance. That is why Boat Refugee Foundation will take out to sea on a specially equipped rescue ship. Not to help people cross. To save lives.
Due to changes in the political situation in Greece, the focus of our help has changed from acute care of boat refugees on the coasts in Greece to more structural and prolonged help in the (overcrowded) refugee camps. The Psychosocial Support teams are active on Lesbos and Samos.
Boat Refugee Foundation is working together with UNHCR, Doctors without Borders and Doctors of the World for our medical mission on Lesbos and Samos. Knowledge, skills and efforts are combined wherever possible. We have medical posts in camps and hotspots.
The Search and Rescue Team is active on the Mediterranean Sea. There is close cooperation with the Italian coast guard, SeaWatch and other rescue teams. The team of trained voluntary professionals comes into action in case of drownings, and guards the boats safely to the shore.
We are looking for volunteers for our missions on Lesbos, Samos and in Athens (Malakasa)! Are you a teacher, social worker, physician, or do you have other skills? Check our profile and apply!
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