New: ECHOES Issue 12, May 2024: LIBERATION DAY

“Echoes” from the Central Mediterranean

New publication from the civil Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (CMRCC)

“Echoes” appeared with its first issue during the transborder summer camp in July 2022. In the headlines of the front-page, the main message was clearly expressed: “It makes a difference! — Civil Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (CMRCC): this is not a future idea or a long-term vision. No, it is already a daily practice!”

Since several years already the civil fleet – composed by the hotline of Alarm Phone, by the airplanes of Sea Watch and Pilot Volontaires and by the various bigger and smaller rescue ships –  had to fulfil the gaps left by authorities in the international areas of central med search and rescue zones. Since 2019 the process of a civil MRCC started by the engagement of various members of rescue organizations, who were convinced in the need of a stronger communication and cooperation to counter the deathly EU-policy of non assistance and pushbacks.

During summer 2022 the civil coordination developed into a new dimension. Nearly every day, people on the move are rescued or supported to reach a place of safety. Against this background an editorial team of the civilMRCC was founded to give more visibility to the realities at sea, a bi-monthly release is intended.

Until today (Mar. 2024), the civilMRCC published eleven issues of “Echoes”:

ECHOES Issue 12, May 2024: LIBERATION DAY

ECHOES Issue 11, Mar. 2024: NO BORDERS, NO PROBLEM

ECHOES Issue 10, Jan. 2024: BORDERS IN MOTION

ECHOES Issue 9, Nov. 2023: NEVER FORGET, NEVER FORGIVE

ECHOES Issue 8, Sept. 2023: Struggles for Freedom of Movement

ECHOES Issue 7, July 2023: MOVING ON

ECHOES Issue 6, May 2023: A HIGHLY CONTESTED SPACE

ECHOES Issue 5, March 2023: NO ONE IS ILLEGAL!

ECHOES Issue 4, January 2023: STRUGGLES ALONG THE TUNISIAN ROUTE

ECHOES Issue 3, November 2022: AGAINST FASCISM AND RACISM, SOLIDARITY WILL WIN!

ECHOES Issue 2, September 2022: MISSING AT THE EU BORDER

ECHOES Issue 1, July 2022: IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE