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Méditerranée - SOS Méditerranée - Netflix
SOS Méditerranée is a Franco-German founded organisation whose goal to aid immigrants from Africa who attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea, often in dangerous make-shift vessels, in search and rescue operations. The group was founded in June 2015 by German former captain Klaus Vogel and Frenchwoman Sophie Beau. The group is based in Marseille, France. The organisation has sometimes come into conflict with the governments of Italy and Libya.
Méditerranée - European migration - Netflix
The organization is best known for its actions during the European migrant crisis of collecting migrants from vessels in and around Libyan territorial waters and providing their passengers safe transport to European ports. They are considered a “taxi service for migrants” by Italian Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini and have been denied entry to Italy and Malta. They are closely associated with another French organisation, Doctors Without Borders. SOS Méditerranée clashed with Libyan coastguards during 2017 for their failure to “respect Libyan sovereignty” but have since reached compromise to operate within their waters.
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