Shrinking Humanitarian Space in Europe: The Case of Maritime Search and Rescue
Representatives of the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA), of the Organization of Migration (IOM), of IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre and SOS MEDITERRANEE will discuss the challenges of Shrinking Humanitarian Space in Europe on the basis of civil sea rescue.
Migration along the Mediterranean routes and across the Mediterranean has been a hot topic for nearly an entire decade. Not least because of the recurring humanitarian tragedies and the difficulties to find a distribution mechanism among European Member States for persons rescued at sea, the situation in the Mediterranean has been high on the agenda again in the past months.
The German mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) together with SOS MEDITERRANEE would like to discuss the current situation regarding maritime search and rescue in the Mediterranean and explore the challenges that the shrinking humanitarian space poses for the actors in the field. To support a fact-based discussion, the IOM Global Migration Data and Analysis Center (GMDAC) will provide an update on missing migrants in the Mediterranean and the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) will provide further input.
12:00: Welcome Address Monica Goracci, Chief of Mission, IOM Germany
12:10 – 12:25: Presentation Missing Migrants Project Kate Dearden, Missing Migrants Coordinator, IOM GMDAC
12:25 – 12:50: Presentation on Maritime Search and Rescue Jana Ciernioch, Advocacy Officer, SOS MEDITERRANEE Germany
12:50 – 13:00: Comment on Shrinking Humanitarian Spaces Kristina Roepstorff, Research Fellow, Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA)
13:00 – 13:30: Questions & Answers
13:30 – 14.00: Light Lunch
The event will be held in English.
Registration: RSVP to IOMDEevents@iom.int