Refugee Rescue is a voluntary Search and Rescue (SAR) crew operating on Lesvos, Greece. Our skilled crew and rescue boat ‘Mo Chara’ (‘My Friend’ in Irish) have helped thousands and saved many lives at sea. Our mission is to remain active 24/7 protect everybody fleeing war, violence and persecution and prevent more deaths at sea.
Refugee Rescue was initiated in 2015 by civilians as a humanitarian response to the thousands of refugees drowning in the short stretch of water between Turkey and Greece. We could not look the other way - Refugee Rescue launched our rescue boat Mo Chara (ex "RNLI Atlantic 75") with skilled SAR crew in early 2016.
In 2017 we are still there and still needed - Refugee Rescue Boat and crew are out every day. We are the humanitarian front protecting and assisting people at sea on Europe's southern shores as they seek refuge from their war-torn countries.
We have done this with individual donations and civilian support- direct action works. Please continue your support to help us save lives!
Get impressions from our work and the beautiful people who volunteer their time and energy every day here
Thank you for all your hard work Refugee Rescue volunteer crew!