Civilfleet-Support e.V. is an entity that was set up to support different actors working in sea rescue or that support fleeing people at the European borders in another way. The organisation sees itself as a facilitator and also networking body.
Who exactly benefits from the donations & how are the funds spent?
The donations go to the association Civilfleet-Support e.V. to run it´s office and to employe people to run the campaigns and projects. At the moment the projects we need fundings for are:
a) We started the campaign #LeaveNoOneBehind, demanding the evacuation of the camps in Greece and to make health care and precautionary measures to avoid corona available for all. This campaign already had quite massive impact, however all people were working on a volunteer base in the beginning. To effectively further run this campaign, we want to employe people to advocate for the campaign goals, but also we need funds, to p.E. buy material for actions and to run the office costs.
b) The civil MRCC: This is a civil rescue coordination center, which became necessary as state structures do ignore their duties on the central mediterranean. This lead to many people that drowned due to non assistance. This needs to change.
Once operative, duty officers will be employed to coordinate 24/7 between the watch the med alarmphone, NGO surveillance planes and ships that can carry out rescue operations. In the first phase now, we want to employe a project coordinator and software developers to set up the structure of the civil MRCC. The Civilfleet-Support e.V. offers the logistics and the legal structure to set up the civilMRCC and it will employe the necessary people.
c) The Civilfleet-Support e.V. also offers the structure for the better networking between the different NGOs that do Search and Rescue on the mediterranean sea. P.E. by the organisation of meetings to exchange on the situation and to organize common logistics.
d) We do support the legal defense of people criminalized for sea rescue or their flight. p.E. we are supporting the IUVENTA10 with funding a research team or the #ElHIblu 3 by funding their process and legal defense.
How will the help be implemented
all named projects are already running successfully, however we are low on funds, so to be able to continue, we need donations now.