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Funded Projects

We support organizations and projects that work for safe, legal escape routes and solidarity cities and oppose the criminalization of (forced) migration. Our main-focus is on the Mediterranean region.

Amount funded in 2021

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Legal Centre Lesvos

Support Migrants Rights in Lesvos and fight criminalization

With a team of Greek and international lawyers, interpreters, legally trained volunteers and founding members, the Legal Centre Lesvos works to defend the rights of migrants. Since August 2016, the Legal Centre Lesvos has been providing free and individual legal advice, legal representation and support to migrants arriving on the Greek island via the Mediterranean Sea. Beyond this direct support, the organization works on documenting human rights violations, strategic court cases, and advocacy work to hold the Greek government, EU member states, and European institutions accountable.

  • Greece
  • 49.614,00
  • 6 months
  • 28. October 2020

Healthbridge Medical Organization

Medical support on Lesvos

The organization Healthbridge Medical focuses on filling current gaps in care on the ground - be it general medical care, medical translation services or the care of complex medical cases. The team consists of people on the move, as well as other physicians and medical staff.

  • Greece
  • 79.600,00
  • 5 months
  • 28. October 2020

Salvamento Marítimo Humanitario

SAR mission November 2020

Aita Mari is a rescue ship managed by the basque NGO Salvamento Maritimo Humanitario (SMH). The Aita Mari was recently adapted to Italian requirements and is now operating again to rescue people leaving from war and violence in their countries of origin. The ship has a capacity for 120 people on deck and is equiped with a small clinic, a rescue and medical crew.

  • Greece
  • 140.000,00
  • 3 months
  • 28. October 2020


Modular mobile hospital for the Greek islands

The medical care situation on the Greek islands for people on the move has for many years only existed due to small NGOs tirelessly trying to help against all repressions on the spot. The capacities and possible medical services have always been limited, and the situation has deteriorated massively due to the pandemic. Building on the experience of the first mobile hospital for North-East Syria, CADUS is building an even greater mobile concept of a modular hospital, which can react quickly and flexibly to the medical emergency on site.

  • Greece
  • 518.860,00
  • Starting October 2020
  • 11. October 2020

Kitrinos Healthcare

Ensuring the immediate medical care for people on the move

Kitrino's Healthcare is a British NGO that provides medical care for people on the move on Lesbos. Kitrinos has been active in Greece since 2015, and has been running a clinic in Moria where patients with chronic diseases were treated since 2018. In addition, Kitrinos is responsible for the medical care of a large group of mothers and children in the UNICEF Tapuat School, which has been converted into an emergency shelter since the fire. Kitrinos supports vulnerable patients in their asylum process and with access to better care from UNHCR. Kitrinos has lost much of its equipment and materials in the Moria fire, while the medical needs of people on the move have grown. The Corona Pandemic also means that translators (most of whom are people on the moves themselves) and volunteers now need more support.

  • Greece
  • 25.000,00
  • 2 months
  • 23. September 2020

Civilfleet Support e.V.

Medical support in Moria

The situation faced by people on the move who have to live on the greek island of Lesvos is becoming increasingly acute. At the same time, medical NGOs working on site lack the means to provide urgently needed support. Therefore, civilfleet-support helps with ordering material and medicine and takes care of the transport to the island.

  • Greece
  • 8.000,00
  • 2 months
  • 14. September 2020

Alarme Phone Sahara

The community kitchen in Agadez (Niger)

Since July 2020, the team of Alarme Phone Sahara (APS) organizes with great commitment every Saturday a community kitchen for migrants in Agadez/Niger. The network APS is a cooperation between associations, groups and individuals in the Sahel-Sahara region and Europe with headquarter and office in Agadez. The community kitchen is a practical response to a situation in which many migrants and people on the move are stranded in Niger, struggling to survive in very precarious conditions. The global corona crisis has exacerbated this situation even more. For the APS team, the kitchen is an important location to come into exchange with the migrants on site. Moreover, it strengthens solidarity within the different migrant communities.

  • Niger
  • 8.732,00
  • 6 months
  • 18. August 2020

Salvamento Marítimo Humanitario

Detention in Palermo

On Easter Monday 2020, 47 people were rescued by the association SMH in Maltese waters from a inflatable boat in distress and brought to Sicily. In Palermo, the ship was subsequently detained by the Italian authorities. The Safe Passage Foundation covers the additional costs incurred by SMH during the detention.

  • Greece
  • 55.710,00
  • 1 year
  • 4. August 2020

No Name Kitchen

Legal flight routes and support for people on the move

No Name Kitchen´s goal is to support all human beings on their right to seek a better future. The organization is specialized in border-areas where people on the move are facing the difficulties of crossing borders and being pushed back, providing humanitarian assistance (food and healthcare, e.g.) and reporting border violence to raise awareness and advocate for a change in policy-making.

  • Greece, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro
  • 37.584,00
  • 1 year
  • 3. August 2020

Medical Volunteers International

Just Help - medical help for people on the move on Lesbos and in Athens

Medical Volunteers International e.V. has been providing medical aid for people on the move with volunteers from all over the world at three locations in Greece since 2016. They are one of the few medical organizations that were continuously active during the peak phase of the Corona pandemic. There are still additional costs due to the pandemic (especially protective clothing and disinfectants). On the other hand, MVI plans to further develop its own work (expansion to other camps, establishment of a placement platform for interpreters from the refugee community). Both areas "Covid 19 response" and "Further development of work on the ground" are improving the situation for people on the move in Greece as a whole.

  • Greece
  • 25.000,00
  • 1 year
  • 20. July 2020