The Mediterranean Sea Crisis: Search and rescue response to migration

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  • Kühne Logistics University (Grosser Grasbrook 17, 20457 Hamburg), Room Hörsaal / Small Golden Egg
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Mojtaba Salem

PhD Candidate

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

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Lea Rüsch

PhD Candidate

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

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Vasileios Kosmas

PhD Candidate

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

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RILOHA

Research Institute on Leadership and Operations in Humanitarian Aid

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Research Institute on Leadership and Operations in Humanitarian Aid (Riloha) and Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) invite you to our next panel discussion. Seating capacity is limited, so please register in good time.

RILOHA Panel Discussion

In 2015, over one million people reached Europe by crossing the sea. In 2016, over 5.000 migrants were reported to be dead or missing as a result of these sea-crossings. Search and rescue operations are conducted to aid people in distress at sea. Despite these efforts, the situation remains precarious and one of the biggest challenges the world currently faces. We invite the following two experts to discuss how the international community can help alleviate the staggering number of deaths at sea:

Our panelists will provide us with background information about their activities, followed by the panel discussion with the involvement of the audience. The discussion is held in English and focusses on the following key questions:

  • How has the Mediterranean Sea crisis evolved during the recent years? What is the way forward to mitigate the life loss at sea?
  • What is the role of humanitarian organizations such as Sea-Watch in this context?
  • What are the main planning and operational challenges during a search and rescue operation in the context of migration and sea emergencies?
  • How has the cooperation among the involved stakeholders evolved over time?

Feel welcome to join and share your thought with us. A small reception will be offered after the panel. For registration, please follow this link.

Best regards,
Mojtaba, Lea, and Vasileios