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Almost 25,000. This is the cruel number of people who have officially drowned in the Mediterranean Sea since 2014. Not by “boat accidents” or “accidents”, but by political calculation that has made the Mediterranean the deadliest escape route in the world. The end of state-run sea rescue has left a gap in the Mediterranean that NGOs have been trying to fill for years. Aircraft, reporting centers and ships must work closely together and be perfectly coordinated with each other to ensure that maritime emergencies are detected as quickly as possible at any time of day and that help arrives on time.

This is where CMRCC comes into play: We are convinced that we can only counter the conditions in the central Mediterranean through strong networking between the various sea rescue organizations. For this reason, our work has a focus on the role of facilitator between organizations. The Civil Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre has taken over the task of documenting and coordinating maritime emergencies and their rescue. Through a specially developed geo-information system, information is pooled, ensuring better coordination of maritime emergencies and communication between organizations. Keeping such an effective sea rescue network running is expensive. Because maritime emergencies don’t just happen between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., but day and night. The activists are therefore on duty 24/7.

To ensure that people can be rescued quickly and effectively from distress at sea in the future, we want to collect €25,000 by Christmas. Let’s stand together with refugees on the Mediterranean Sea by supporting the activists of CivilMRCC! #StrongerTogether

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How does #StrongerTogether work?

We distribute the money fairly to where it is needed most. When you donate money to a project, half of the donation goes directly to that project. However, a smaller portion goes into the overall pot of all projects and will be distributed to all projects in the campaign after Christmas.

This means that every donation helps in several places. Fundraisers that go well support those who lack attention despite great need. You don’t have to decide which of the many problems you want to fight with your donation. You can simply choose which project is most important to you and we will make sure that the others don’t go away empty-handed.

Exactly means:

50% of the money will go directly to the project you have chosen and will make a direct contribution to support, protect or evacuate people there.

35% will be distributed to other projects in the campaign should they not meet their fundraising goals. In this way, we ensure that none of the projects, and thus the people who rely on their support, go away empty-handed. In this way, we ensure cohesion among the projects, because we do not fundraise against each other, but with each other. An overview of these projectscan be found here.

15% will go to the LeaveNoOneBehind Emergency Fund. In the past year, we have seen in Afghanistan and Ukraine, among other places, that it is often a matter of acting quickly. Through this Emergency Fund, we were able to launch projects such as the Kabul Airlift or the Ukraine Hub within a few days, helping over 1000 people from thesen countries to evacuate. In addition, we have supported over 100 organizations in the last 3 years. You can find an overview of the grants here.

This is how #StrongerTogether works.

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1. In principle, you do not need a donation receipt for the tax office for donations up to 300 euros. A self-generated account or online bank printout is sufficient to prove the donation. It is important that your name, the account number and our data as well as the booking date, the amount and the actual execution of the payment can be seen from it. In addition, please keep the simplified donation receipt we have prepared.

2. If you have donated via the donation form: In the donation form you can choose whether we should send you a donation receipt. If you have answered yes to this option, you will automatically receive the donation receipt by e-mail in the spring of the following year. If you need the donation receipt more urgently, please contact us via spenden[at]

3. If you have donated by SEPA bank transfer: Please note that if you donate by bank transfer, we will not have your contact details at first and therefore you will not receive any further notification or confirmation of receipt of the money. However, you are very welcome to send us your contact details after your donation to spenden[at] and also let us know if you need a donation receipt.