The struggle for liberation is international and diverse! The struggle against borders, for the rights of people on the move and against the criminalisation of migration and solidarity is a vital part of this. It is part of a continuum of anti-colonial struggles for emancipation that have shaped movements across Africa and the Middle East and inspired large sections of the European left.

Many other people and organisations are affected. They are fighting! They are not alone!

In our campaigns we intervene together with many wonderful and courageous friends and comrades. We join forces, we learn from each other and we become stronger! We support direct action at sea, on the streets and in the courtrooms!


Call for solidarity! Closing arguments and judge’s decision

February 22, 2024

The final stage of our preliminary hearings will take place at the end of February and the judge will have the opportunity to make a decision: drop the charges or send us to main trial.

The New Pact on Migration ends the individual right to asylum in the EU and will cost more lives at sea

December 20, 2023

With the agreement on the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), the EU has decided to formalize a status quo where violence, neglect, torture, and leaving people to die are every day practice.

12 NGOs file a criminal complaint to demand an investigation: Who is responsible for the destruction of the rescue ship Iuventa?

November 23, 2023

The civil fleet joins the iuventa-crew in filing a criminal complaint to hold accountable those responsible for the destruction of the Iuventa rescue ship under Italian custody.

Arrivals in Lampedusa –Solidarity and resistance in the face of Europe’s reception crisis.

September 18, 2023

Following the arrival of a record number of people on the move in Lampedusa, civil society expresses its deep concern at the security response of European states, the crisis of reception, and reaffirms its solidarity with people on the move arriving in Europe. 

European states must stop obstructing civilian search and rescue efforts in the Central Mediterranean

August 28, 2023

Search and rescue ships are urgently needed to prevent further loss of life on the deadliest migration route in the world, yet EU member states – most prominently Italy – are actively obstructing civilian search and rescue efforts.  

EU-Tunisia Memorandum: the European Union endorses illegal raids, deportations and violence against migrants

July 20, 2023

On Sunday 16 July, the European Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tunisia. the EU pledges to provide an additional EUR 100 million to Tunisia to strengthen border management, search and rescue operations at sea and ‘anti-trafficking’ measures to reduce the number of arrivals from the country.

Up to 600 people drown off Pylos, Greece –
only days after EU leaders agreed to further erode the right to asylum

June 20, 2023

Today on World Refugee Day, we jointly demand full and independent investigations into the events, clear consequences for those responsible, an end to the systematic pushback practices at the European borders, and justice for the victims.

#DecriminalizeFacilitation campaign – videos

June 13, 2023

After filing a constitutional complaint in Trapani, we launched the #DecriminalizeFacilitation campaign.
Laws regulating the facilitation of movement of people only serve the interests of Fortress Europe. To protect its borders, the EU violates the fundamental rights of people on the move and those who support them. Facilitating freedom of movement is not a crime!

Solidarity to all the people in Sudan! End the war in Sudan!

April 24, 2023

We strongly condemn the ongoing fighting in Sudan, which started on 15 April 2023, and ask the leaders of the army and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to sit for dialogue that leads to a civilian-led government.

Tunisia is neither a safe country of origin nor a place of safety for those rescued at sea

April 17, 2023

68 organisations issued a statement to remind once again that Tunisia is neither a safe country of origin nor a safe third country. Therefore, it cannot be considered as a place of safety for people rescued at sea.

NGOs filed joint complaint with the Crotone Public Prosecutor’s Office in relation to the failure to rescue people at sea off the coast of Cutro

March 9, 2023

Around 40 Italian and European ngos filed a joint complaint with the Public Prosecutor’s Office at the Crotone Court to have an accurate investigation carried out into the responsibilities of the Italian authorities in relation to the failure to rescue the boat that sank a few hundred metres off the coast.

First act of the new director needs to be the termination
of Frontex operations in the Central Mediterranean Sea

March 2, 2023

20 NGOs engaged in or in support of Search and Rescue in the central Mediterranean Sea write an open letter to the new Frontex Executive Director.

New Italian decree obstructs lifesaving rescue efforts at sea and will cause more deaths

January 5, 2023

A new law decree, signed by the Italian President on 2 January 2023, will reduce rescue capacities at sea and thereby make the central Mediterranean, one of the world’s deadliest migration routes, even more dangerous. Read the PR of SAR ngos.


October 1, 2022

FOLLOW our campaign! We aim to report on the violation of the right to adequate translation and interpretation in the courts, police stations or other authorities.

Amnesty awards human rights prize to iuventa10

February 11, 2020

Amnesty International demands to stop the proceedings against Iuventa10 without any restrictions.

ECCHR submitted a complaint letter to the UN Special Rapporteur

January 29, 2020

Sea rescuers under attack: Iuventa crew criminalized by Italian government

Front Line Defenders: Stop the Prosecution!

June 5, 2019

“Criminalising Migrant Rights Defenders effectively means endorsing a policy of death.”

Honoured in Switzerland, criminalised in Italy

May 10, 2019

Paul Grüninger Award for Iuventa Crew
“Saving lives instead of criminalizing the rescuers”