While help on the ground is much needed and we welcome anyone who wishes to volunteer, our operations rely on your support.

Refugee Rescue is 100% funded by private donors.

From the very beginning Refugee Rescue been overwhelmed by the creativity and efforts from family, friends and network. They have all come up with many creative and positive ways to raise money for our benefit and survival. Equally invaluable is the attention to our search and rescue mission and the critical awareness it has created!

What can you do?

If you are into movies, you can organize a movie screening. Do you enjoy cooking? Why not throw a big dinner party for your friends and collect donations as a contribution. Some people have literally gone through lengths for us, and made their contribution by kite-surfing 45 km, for example. What about dedicating your next marathon to us? Or asking for donations instead of birthday presents.

How to do it?

You can register your facebook fundraiser here. If you feel more comfortable outside facebook, you always register a fundraiser with MyDonate here.


There is no better way to show your solidarity with our rescuers. With your help our crews at sea and on land will continue to help those most in need.