Saving people at sea should be the responsibility of European countries. Every government should have a search and rescue service that is constant and reliable.
J. is one of the survivors of the shipwreck on 6 November, 30 miles off the Libyan coast.
Serious violence has forced EMERGENCY to suspend its operations in Gernada.
"In front of me, in the middle of the sea between Italy and Libya, were hundreds of youngsters. We rescued them one by one."
6th June 2016 A joint operation by EMERGENCY NGO, humanitarian organisation which provides medical care, and Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) is leaving Malta today aboard the Topaz Responder, a search and rescue vessel which will patrol the world’s deadliest migrant crossing: the central Mediterranean. More than 2.000 people have already died in 2016 attempting…
Najib, 22, was brought to our hospital in Gernada, Libya, a week ago after a bullet wounded his leg.
He came ashore with over 200 other migrants and refugees, but for him landing in Europe was especially momentous: it was his birthday.
In Libya, we are not only treating the wounded, but also training Libyan healthcare professionals.
Ramadan was a patient at our Surgical Centre for War Victims in Libya, but now he works with us. This is his story.
From fighting Ebola, to assisting refugees and migrants, to building a new hospital in Libya; See what we've done this year.