"The youngest of the rescued people is little Aubrey from Cameroon, who is on the boat with her mother and her brother and who on that very day has her first birthday. A somewhat older woman, also from Cameroon, broke into tears in the arms of our doctor immediately after boarding the ship. She says she saw her husband shot in Libya."
"What we know for sure is that the situation of refugees and migrants in Libya continues to be catastrophic. At the last rescue one week ago, I saw the traces of ill-treatment on the back of a 22-year-old Nigerian myself..."
Alice is a midwife who has just started her assignment on board MV Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea, run jointly by Doctors without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE. She shares her thoughts about her first rescue on board Aquarius...
Mark has recently joined the team on the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship operated jointly by MSF / Doctors without Borders and SOS MEDITERRANEE. Here he blogs about the team's work in the Mediterranean.
"The first thing I noticed was the huge scar that he has on his wrist. We began to talk about everything and nothing: from the Africa Cup of Nations football league to his crossing of the Mediterranean. I gain his confidence, he trusts me and decides to tell me his story."
Ed is a logistician on board the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel operated by MSF and SOS MEDITERRANEE. Today he vlogs about the coming of winter, and what it means for desperate people trying to reach safety or security by crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
Ed is an MSF logistician currently working on board the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel operated by MSF and SOS MEDITERRANEE. In today's post, Ed vlogs about day-to-day life on the ship, and looks back on what he's learnt during his four months on board.
Courtney has just started her second assignment for MSF, as a nurse on board Dignity 1, a search and rescue vessel in the Mediterranean Sea. Here she blogs about what inspired her to join MSF, and about the people attempting to escape danger and insecurity by attempting the perilous journey.