Conflict and disaster strike rapidly, and whether climate- or violence-driven, emergency humanitarian situations call for immediate action. Due to the destructive and abrupt nature of events, governments are often unable to provide the necessary response, leaving individuals and families dependent on civil society organisations to...

This week marks Malta Pride, in which the LGBTQI+ community celebrate recent strides in LGBTQI+ rights and representation and advocate for greater visibility and acceptance. Here, Regina Catrambone, MOAS Co-Founder and Director, reflects on the link between sexuality and forced migration and the progress the...

Content Warning: Some of the descriptions from the beginning of this podcast/blog may be upsetting for some listeners.  When we think about Opera, we imagine stories of mythical gods or tragic love stories. They’re also about topics that challenge us. This is one of them. AĦNA REFUĠJATI...

Hello and welcome to MOAS… Human Rights.  They allow us find work, live safely, move freely and importantly, to be treated equally. But who defends them when they’re threatened? In this podcast we’re speaking to people working to defend the human rights of refugees and migrants,...

This weekend in Valletta, a new opera depicting the human tragedy at the heart of the European refugee crisis will have its world première. Aħna Refuġjati, by Maltese composer Mario Sammut, tells the story of Eleja, his wife Shari and their three children, who flee their...

August 25th 2018 marked a year since a campaign of violence pushed hundreds of thousands of Rohingya from their homes in Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh. In what is now the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world, an estimated 706,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed the border into...

While the world sits in relative silence, human rights abuses take place all over the globe. What are they and why are they important? Human rights cover every area of human activity. According to the International Bill of Human Rights, a person’s ability to speak...

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...