MOAS Photo Stories: Safe at Last

In this blog series, we have pulled together four series of photographs that reflect different aspects of our search and rescue missions. Most of the people who we rescue have been travelling for months on extremely dangerous journeys. Once in Libya, they face indentured labour and violence, before the horror of the boat crossing itself.

The brief stay our beneficiaries have on the MOAS vessels is often the first moment they have felt safe for a very long time. Here, we have collected images of how many of our passengers respond to feeling safe at last: by falling soundly asleep.

For all the MOAS news and updates sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of this page, and support our rescue missions by giving whatever you can to help us save lives at sea.