Sea-Watch e.V. is a non-profit organization that conducts civil search and rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean. In the presence of the humanitarian crisis, Sea-Watch provides emergency relief capacities, demands and pushes for rescue operations by the european institutions and stands up publicly for legal escape routes. Since a political solution in the sense of a #SafePassage is not on the horizon, we have expanded our field of operation and made new plans. We are politically and religiously independent and are financed solely through donations. Since 2015, Sea-Watch activists have been involved in the rescue of more than 45,000 people.
With a new rescue ship – the Sea‑Watch 5 – we are writing a new chapter of solidarity with people on the move. But not Sea‑Watch alone, we – the civil society – send this ship to the deadliest border in the world. All of us who, even today, do not simply abandon people fleeing to their fate. All of us who want to change something and do not give up hope for a colorful and open Europe. The Sea‑Watch 5 is our response to the European Union's immobility. This rescue ship is a symbol of solidarity and cohesion. For support and assistance. For persevering and carrying on.
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