Funds Being Raised For Supporting Seafarers Caught In Ukraine-Russia Conflict

The war in Ukraine is a humanitarian crisis. For the estimated 2,000 seafarers stranded in Ukrainian waters, the situation is critical. Reports of vessels stuck in Ukrainian ports are growing, and we have already seen seafarers losing their lives in the conflict. Human rights atrocities are being committed against people at sea right now.

We need your help to raise £50,000 to support our in-country work.

Our emergency campaign has been mobilised so that we can:

  • Meet with seafarers onboard vessels in Ukrainian ports and waters.
  • Provide support and assistance to seafarers caught up in the conflict.
  • Investigate and report incidents of human rights violation and war crimes.
  • Work with governments and corporations to protect seafarers’ human rights.
  • Ensure the voices of seafarers are amplified via our international networks
Bulgarian and NATO navi ships take part during Bulgarian-NATO military navy exercise in the Black sea, east of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Friday, July, 10, 2015. The naval base in Varna hosts naval exercise with international participation Breeze 2015, between July 3 and 12 in the territorial waters of Bulgaria. More than 30 ships and 1700 troops from the navies of Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Turkey and the USA participate in the exercise. Among the participating vessels there are three frigates from the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) and four ships from the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2). The Bulgarian Navy participates with fifteen warships, auxiliary ships and cutters, two helicopters and more than 1000 personnel. Furthermore, two air planes from the Bulgarian Air Force, troops from the Bulgarian Land Forces and an US patrol airc (Photo by NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Image Credits: Human Rights At Sea / NurPhoto via Getty Images

We are already engaging with governments and organisations on the ground to protect seafarers. But there is more that we must do, and we need your support to make this happen.

Click here if you wish to donate today.

With your support we can make sure those who commit human rights atrocities face justice and provide much needed support to victims.

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