«Because death in the sea is more frequent than ever before, and the ships present in the Mediterranean are simply not enough.»

We have joined forces to send out a clear signal and tackle the culture of indifference.
By setting sail another ship to support women, men and children who have been displaced by tragic scenarios and are keen to chase their dreams, as is their right.

Our vessel ResQ People sailed for the first search and rescue mission on August 7, 2021. Together, we saved 225 lives.

Central Mediterranean route, in figures

+1.193

DEAD OR MISSING, 2021

Central Mediterranean route
Source IOM

+20,000

DEAD OR MISSING  since 2014

Source IOM
Estimated: 32,000

53,000

LANDED IN ITALY, 2021

Italian Ministry of the
Interior

 

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THE PROJECT OF A LIFETIME

There are too few
ships at sea.

And the number of people dying at sea reminds us of this, every day.
An extra ship means boosting the efficacy and coverage of aid at sea, even at the very busiest of times.

Set up by people,
for people

Set up by people from different backgrounds, united by the desire to save lives, willing to leverage their expertise to carry through a brave, high-impact initiative.

As part of a network,
already at work

With this project, we add another Italian ship to the humanitarian fleet. And by acting in synergy with other NGOs, we will be all the more effective.

Reporting,
with integrity

We will tell the truth with a capital “T”, reporting as the events unfold, to raise awareness among our people by providing free and independent information.

A new narrative,
of life

We will defy the narrative of fear and xenophobia by talking
about the dead so that we can soon return to celebrate life.

State-backed,
legal

It is not a crime to save lives. And doing so will never be a crime. Everything ResQ does will be in accordance with age-old sea rescue rules and international law.

IL PROGETTO DI UNA VITA.

In un mondo di indifferenti, #tornareumani conta.

 

Perché se fosse tuo figlio, in mare, lo salveremmo.

Ci sono troppe poche
navi in mare

E ce lo ricorda il numero dei morti in mare, ogni giorno.
Una nave in più significa rafforzare l’efficacia e la copertura degli aiuti in mare, anche in momenti di picco.

Nato dalle persone,
per le persone

Nato da persone con esperienza diverse, accomunate dalla volontà di salvare vite, pronte a valorizzare le proprie competenze per portare a termine un iniziativa coraggiosa e d’impatto.

In network,
già operativo

Con questo progetto aggiungeremo un’altra nave italiana alla flotta umanitaria, resa maggiormente efficace perché in sinergia con altre ONG.

Con coscienza,
raccontando

Racconteremo la Verità, in tempo reale, per accrescere la nostra consapevolezza tramite un informazione libera e indipendente.

Una nuova narrativa,
della vita

Contrasteremo la narrativa di paura e Xenofobia, parlando di
morti solamente per poter tornare presto ad esaltare la Vita.

Supportato dallo stato,
legale

Salvare vite non è e non potrà mai essere reato. Tutto quello che farà ResQ sarà agire in ottemperanza alle secolari norme del Soccorso in mare e nel rispetto del Diritto Internazionale.

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What the friends of ResQ say

“It is immoral that we are still debating whether or not it is right to save people at sea. It is our duty. And since the governments are falling short of their responsibilities, civil society is required. That’s why I applaud the arrival of ResQ.”

Filippo Grandi | United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

READ THE ARTICLE AT REPUBBLICA.IT

“Would I be glad if someone came to my rescue if I were drowning in the sea?

Yes, I’d be glad.”

Gherardo Colombo | Honorary chairman

READ THE ARTICLE AT AVVENIRE.IT

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Come and get to know ResQ better! Join us in local meetings, or live streams, and help us raising awareness about our cause. Write us at reti@resq.it