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MSF and Greenpeace launch life saving operations in the Aegean Sea

Press release | 3 December, 2015 at 15:26

Brussels/Athens, 3 December 2015 – A joint operation to rescue people risking their lives on the dangerous sea crossing between Turkey and Greece has been launched by international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without...

Responding to refugee boats in distress

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 3 December, 2015 12 comments

It's a crisis that can be told in numbers: around 890,000 refugees and migrants arrived to Europe by sea this year, while more than 3,500 have died and it's not over yet. Fleeing war, human rights abuses and persecution, refugees...

Peace Sign in Lesbos

Video | 1 January, 2016 at 13:32

A Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF)-Greenpeace team on the Greek island of Lesbos were joined by groups such as Sea-Watch, the Dutch Refugee Boat Foundation and local communities, to create a peace sign formed from over 3,000...

Peace and #safepassage for refugees in 2016

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 1 January, 2016 11 comments

A short distance outside the village of Molyvos on the Greek Island of Lesbos there is a rubbish dump of life jackets, discarded now but forever witness to the hope and suffering of those who fled war, poverty and oppression this year.

Time to tear down the walls

Blog entry by Anne Jensen | 8 January, 2016 3 comments

It’s early morning, cloudy with a light breeze and we are on standby as a rescue team for any approaching refugee boats that might get into trouble. And then … we get the call! A boat has been spotted in a position east of ours.

MSF and Greenpeace Rescue Operations in the Aegean Sea

Video | 11 January, 2016 at 13:00

Combined sea rescue operations continue between Médecins Sans Frontières and Greenpeace off the coast of Greece.

This is Why Europe Must Provide #Safepassage

Video | 12 January, 2016 at 13:45

Dreaming of safety from war and persecution, thousands of refugees continue to risk the dangerous Aegean Sea crossing to Greece. This is why Europe must provide #safepassage.

Lesbos: it is not a game

Video | 2 February, 2016 at 18:30

Médecins Sans Frontières and Greenpeace boat crews rescue Afghan refugees from a sinking boat off the coast of Lesbos, highlighting the urgent need for safe passage.

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