Crew Crew Member During Rescue Training Team at work SAR Coordinator

Refugee Rescue

Org #56808
Vetted since 2019
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Refugee Rescue is a humanitarian and non-governmental organisation operating a skilled search and rescue (SAR) team on the North Shore of Lesvos, Greece. It was founded in response to inadequate search and rescue infrastructure in 2015 and is the only remaining dedicated SAR NGO in the region. Our rescue boat "Mo Chara" and SAR crew are currently based in the small fishing village of Skala Sikamineas. On call 24/7, the Refugee Rescue team is always ready to respond in the event of an emergency. From rescuing people abandoned at the foot of inaccessible cliffs, to intercepting fragile dinghies and guiding them to safe landing zones, to facilitating transfers with authority vessels... read more

Projects (2)

5K in a Day
Greece / Clean Water
Project Leaders
Refugee Rescue
Refugee Rescue
Pat Rubio Bertran
Organization Information
Skala Sikamineas
North Shore, Lesvos 811 04
Organization Information
Skala Sikamineas
North Shore, Lesvos 811 04

Project Reports

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Sep 18, 2020
Suspension Of Operations
After five years of providing lifesaving search and rescue for people crossing the Aegean Sea to the North Shore of Lesvos, Refugee Rescue has made the difficult decision to suspend our...
May 18, 2020
Refugee Rescue May Report 2020
This year has been incredibly difficult for us at Refugee Rescue. We started the year with constantly increasing new arrivals, and deaths at sea within the first few days of the year. At the end of...
Jan 27, 2020
Refugee Rescue 2019 Report
As media looks the other way, people are still being forced to take what is now one of the world’s most deadly migratory routes. Only in the first half of January 2020, 29 people have died...
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