I am a cultural mediator working on the MV Aquarius. I've previously worked on the other two MSF search and rescue projects: Dignity 1 and the Bourbon Argos. Cultural mediators help the people we rescue and the staff on the ship communicate with each other. It's not just about translation, it's about understanding the different cultures people are coming from and how this impacts on how they understand each other.

I'm originally from Tunisia, but I now live in Italy. 

Oussama speaks to people on board