Frontline Witness, Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean

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Thomas Davis Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

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Dublin 2

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A timely and unique event bringing together crews of different search and rescue boats in the Mediterranean.

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Crossing the Mediterranean is as dangerous as ever: so far this year more than 1,000 people have died. Last week the European Parliament voted against a motion supporting search and rescue in the Mediterranean. Ireland's Navy has played a proud role, rescuing more than 18,000 people over several missions but has not returned since 2018. Operation Sophia, the EU's military operation in the Mediterranean, now uses aerial surveillance only and increasingly relies on the Libyan coastguard resulting in people being returned to Libya and subject to human rights abuses.

The Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition and Trinity College's MPhil in Race, Ethnicity, Conflict brings together crews of search and rescue boats in the Mediterranean to discuss their work. Representatives of MSF Ireland, Refugee Rescue, Open Arms, Sea-Watch and MASI - Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland will attend.

This is a highly topical discussion and a unique opportunity to hear directly from those rescuing people.

Campaigner and Educator Caoimhe Butterly will chair the discussion.

Where: Thomas Davis Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

When: Friday 8 November at 19:00

​The Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition is a coalition of Irish NGOs, set up in 2015, that seek to advance the rights and dignity of people on the move and those in need of international protection. seeks to advance the rights and dignity of people on the move and those in need of international protection.

The Irish Refugee Council are the conveners of the Coalition.

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