August 25th is the fourth anniversary of the launch of MOAS operations. In the four years that have passed, MOAS’ humanitarian action, in the form of Search and Rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, aid deliveries to Bangladesh, and the formation of...

Hello and welcome to MOAS… We’re talking about raising awareness in this episode and the kinds of people and organisations spreading the message about migration. But, what does it mean to raise awareness about migrants and refugees, how do you advocate and who do you encourage to...

135.7 million. This is the number of people that are directly affected by a humanitarian crisis around the world (UN OCHA). Violence and climate change continue to be the driver behind many stories of migration and continue to be sources of insecurity, displacement and unmet basic...

Hello and welcome to MOAS…  It lurks beneath the surface, tying together organized networks across all levels of society. It exploits the weak and vulnerable, disguising slave-like jobs and sex work with promises of better prospects. We’re talking about human trafficking, an illicit multi-billion-dollar industry operating all...

As we continue into the monsoon season in Bangladesh the effects of the sustained rainfall, winds and tidal surges are making life in the refugee camps of the Cox’s Bazar district more difficult than ever. MOAS has been focussing on preparedness and response to the...

Hello and welcome to MOAS… Resettlement can be a daunting prospect. There’s the language, the culture, the customs, a different lifestyle. Will I be accepted, will we integrate? These are concerns facing refugees set to make their lives somewhere new. Resettlement is a key programme run...

In June 2018, almost 1 in 10 people died or went missing after departing the Libyan coast by boat. As this grim figure demonstrates, the Central Mediterranean is currently experiencing a huge increase in the number of people drowning while attempting to reach safety. According...

There are few sports that can grip people quite like football.  This year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia has been no exception.  Every four years, 32 international teams compete to become the next World Champions. It’s a spectacle complete with chants, costumes and fanfare, the roars...

135.7 million. This is the number of people that are directly affected by a humanitarian crisis around the world (UN OCHA). Violence is the driver behind most of their stories, and together with climate change, they continue to be a source of insecurity, displacement and...

Monsoon season has arrived in Bangladesh, bringing huge risks to the Rohingya refugees living in overcrowded camps in the Cox’s Bazar region. In early June, the ISCG, which is responsible for overseeing the humanitarian response in Bangladesh, recognised that the window for risk mitigation had...