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and Rescue Operations in the Mediterranean Sea

Printed over many beautiful QSL cards we, as radio amateur, exchange there is a sentence that always attract our attention: “WE ARE NOT STRANGERS, JUST FRIENDS WHO HAVE NEVER MET”. This friendship cross the border of every Nations and cut the distances between humans.
Hamradio is ne of the most powerful tool to shorten the distances between the people, despite political believes, religion, skin, etc…
For this reasons decided to connect again our activity to a charity project.
In 2014 we want to support the presence of medical assistance on Search and Rescue Operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

Mediterranean sea literally means center of the world: once the crossroads of civilizations and still today the cradle of cultures crossing it.
In recent years the Mediterranean has been turned into the largest existing mass grave of men and woman. Fortress Europe asserts that 21.344 migrants have lost their lives at the gates of Europe since 1998, almost all of them in the Mediterranean sea. The majority of these migrants came from some of the most troubled and dangerous areas of the African continent, where famines, wars, persecutions and oppression make it impossible to live with any kind of dignity.
The situation has deteriorated more since the end of 2013 because of the Syrian conflict and subsequently the Gaza Strip emergency.
The only way of salvation is a dangerous journey that migrants are forced to make, even at the cost of their lives. The arrival on the Mediterranean coast is the final part of this terrible experience, where the journey on makeshift boats provided by human traffickers is seen as the last attempt to be made in the hope of a better future.

How to donate

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You can easily donate with paypal. Select the level of sponsorship you wish to choose for this project and click on the “donate button.” Donations of 100 Euros and over will be listed on the QSL card. Other donations (all are greatly appreciated) will be published on the activity section of the website.

 


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Do you know what is a “SAR – Search and Rescue” operation?


We cannot even begin to imagine the difficulties faced by the crews and medical teams on board the vessels during the rescue of a boat crammed full of en, women and children. The smallest accident could turn into tragedy and a tiny variation in the centre of gravity can overturn a boat. 90% of migrants cannot swim nor are they capable of remaining afloat. If there are no seriously injured people, the crew help the migrants onto the patrol boat and the medical staff assess their health conditions. When all the migrants are safely on board, those in need are treated for as long as it takes to reach port. Before arrival, the doctor contacts the medical authorities on shore to arrange the transfer of migrants to the hospitals. On the dock the doctor hands over the injured to the land teams. Helicopter transport is organized for the seriously injured.

Activities from 1 December 2013 to 31 May 2014

300 contacts for coordinating with local, regional and national institutions. Over 70 volunteers of the Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps consisting of doctors, nurses and rescuers ready to operate day and night. 280 SAR (Search and Rescue) operations carried out by CISOM’s teams.
13,500 migrants were given a first health assessment by doctors and nurses, with an initial triage for 4,500 migrants. 2,100 migrants, mostly suffering from nausea, headaches, asthenia, exhaustion and various wounds, were given medicine and medications; 3 pregnant women and 6 other people were transferred to a Sicilian hospital. First-aid at sea as part of the Search and Rescue operation is something new on the European scene. It seems that no other European country involved in the rescue of migrants at sea has applied this model of intervention, in the vanguard in professional and humane terms.

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