We are Open Arms
Open Arms is a non-governmental organization in Badalona (Barcelona, Spain) whose main mission is to rescue from the sea those people who try to reach Europe fleeing from war, persecution or poverty. Born from a rescue and first aid at sea company with extensive experience in the Spanish coasts.
We give voice to the Mediterranean
All those lives we save in the Mediterranean aren’t numbers, they are people with a story and a voice.
They are #VoicesForHope.
The deaths and disappearances of migrants in the Central Mediterranean have multiplied. Our goal is to be where they need us, that is why we are there with a rescue and surveillance boat, to help avoid more deaths.
In early September 2015 we decided to move to the island of Lesbos to help the refugees who arrived in the Greek coast. We started there and now we are in the Mediterranean sea and at the places of origin of these journeys, because we will not leave while we are still necessary.