Since the year 2000 more than 23.000 people died trying to reach Europe’s shores. After the end of the Mare Nostrum operation in the Mediterranean Sea, three business partners from Germany founded the non-profit NGO Sea-Watch e.V. They are acting politically, economically and religiously independently.
The initiators bought a 98 years old fish trawler to start an important mission: saving lives where states fail to act. A crew of volunteers refitted the MS Sea-Watch, working day and night to make the vessel suitable for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.
The European Union is turning a blind eye to the issue instead of helping those seeking protection. With concern they observe political cooperation between the EU and Libya, a country where human rights are abused on a daily basis.
Recently politicians in many EU countries are making work of Sea-Watch e.V. and other NGOs even harder, so we decided that it would be important to raise awareness of this restriction and its consequences by making an installation.
For more information: www.sea-watch.org
Installatie, vrije in- en uitloop tussen 14.00u en 20.00u.
Van: Sarah Asante Ntiamoah, Sofie Moritz en Klothilde Habrant