Tuesday 16 May 2017

Rescue At Sea: The Inside Story Of A High Stakes Transfer

A blog by Dan Stewart, Search & Rescue On-Board Media Manager, Save the Children

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Wednesday 23 November 2016

Save the Children’s search and rescue ship returns to Italy after dramatic night rescue of more than 400 refugees and migrants – 1 in 4 thought to be children

Save the Children’s vessel – the Vos Hestia – is heading to the Sicilian port of Trapani with more than 400 people on board – including around 100 children and several pregnant women. The vast majority of the minors are thought to be travelling all alone.

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Friday 4 November 2016

Two young children lose mother in ‘horrific 24 hours’ in the Mediterranean that claimed the lives of more than 240 refugee and migrants

Two very young children, whose mother died while on board a boat ferrying refugees and migrants from North Africa to Europe, were rescued by Save the Children today as part of an operation in which more than 100 people were saved by our search and rescue vessel, the Vos Hestia.

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Wednesday 2 November 2016

Save the Children helps Norwegian navy and merchant vessel to rescue 29 people and recover 12 bodies off the North African coast

Today Save the Children’s search and rescue ship was called to help Norwegian navy ship Siem Pilot and a merchant vessel in the recovery of survivors and dead bodies after a rubber dinghy capsized off of the North African coast with bad sea conditions.

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Thursday 27 October 2016

Save the Children recovers 20 bodies off North Africa as 2016 declared deadliest year for refugees and migrants crossing Mediterranean

Save the Children’s search and rescue ship, the Vos Hestia, is returning to Italy with more than 290 refugees and migrants on board, rescued in two separate operations off the North African coast on Wednesday 26th October. Sadly, the bodies of 20 men and women, who perished before rescuers could save them, were also recovered.

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