Jump to content Jump to footer


The Mediterranean has become one of the main refugee routes to Europe. And one of the most dangerous and deadliest: tens of thousands of people have died on the run in recent years.

Humanitarian aid supports people that are in desperate need, most bear no blame for the situations they are in. People who embark on the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean flee from humanitarian crises and risk their lives for lack of alternatives. As a humanitarian organization, it is our duty to help people in need unconditionally, regardless of their origin, affiliation or reasons for flight. That is why we have been supporting SOS HUMANITY's (formerly SOS MEDITERRANEE) civil sea rescue service since 2015.

[Translate to Englisch:] Die Crew der Ocean Viking bei einem Rettungseinsatz im Mittelmeer (Foto: Laurence Bondard/SOS MEDITERRANEE)

Civilian sea rescue in the Mediterranean Sea

Since February 2016 we have been supporting SOS HUMANITY (formerly SOS MEDITERRANEE), an organization that is dedicated to save lives at sea. The balance sheet confirms the urgent need for operations in the Mediterranean: More than 30,000 people have been rescued and taken care of onboard so far.

more information

Choose a region / country

Worldmap Pakistan Poland Romania Ukraine Indonesia Philippines Lebanon Bangladesh Nepal Germany Malaysia El Salvador Honduras Mexico Guatemala Nicaragua Uganda India Syria Turkey Mediterranean Southeast Asia Central America East Africa Europe Middle East South Asia

Cookie consent

AWO International e.V. uses cookies to ensure the smooth functioning of our platform (technically necessary cookies). In addition, we ask for your consent to the use of cookies for analysis purposes and improvement of the platform (statistical cookies).