Since our inception, MOAS has been supported by many kinds of artists and writers, whose work is able to show new perspectives on forced migration, as well as inspiring empathy and action. Therefore, in honour of World Poetry Day, MOAS spoke to Eric Ngalle Charles...

23-year-old Hayat fled Eritrea after all of her family were conscripted. She was rescued by the MOAS crews during our 2016 Central Mediterranean Mission.   Throughout March, MOAS is running a special blog series exploring the reasons why people are forced to leave their homes. We...

MOAS rescued Madame Hallo (84) from Sinjar, Iraq, who had fled with her husband (92) and her son’s family after ISIL killed her brother-in-law and other relatives and neighbours.   Throughout March, MOAS is running a special blog series exploring the reasons why people are forced...

Welcome to the first ever MOAS podcast where we want to include you in what we do, to explore different angles of migration, and help you to better understand the people we save. Every fortnight we will bring you updates on our...

Amena and her family were forced to leave Syria when their home in Aleppo was bombed and destroyed Throughout March, MOAS is running a special blog series exploring the reasons why people are forced to leave their homes.  We will look at range of ‘push’ factors,...

Zahra, Bakary, Juliette and Anyasodar are just few of the over 33,000 men, women and children that MOAS has rescued and met on our ships in the last two and a half years. They are human beings, just like us; each of them with a...

All the people we rescue during our Central Mediterranean missions depart from Libya, where the widespread abuse, violence and exploitation that migrants and refugees face is reflected in the stories of the people we rescue.  During our latest mission, the MOAS crews bore witness to...

Gregory Nasmyth was educated at St David’s University College, Lampeter. While reading Environmental Studies, Greg first became concerned about green issues. For many years, Greg worked as a journalist covering a broad range of topics. He supports environmental and progressive causes in the UK and around the world,...

On 30 August 2014, our two-year anniversary, MOAS called for the creation of safe and legal routes as our crews continued to witness the horrors of the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean. Since then, the need for safe and regular alternatives to the sea crossing...