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This Family Spends Half Their Year Saving Lives in the Mediterranean

Unable to turn their backs on those in need, the Catrambone family patrols the sea, rescuing migrants fleeing their homelands.

The Catrambone family is patrolling the Mediteranean Sea to rescue thousands of migrants trying to flee their homelands, and filling the gap left by the E.U. ever since it drastically cut its search-and-rescue budget. The Catrambone’s have spent $8 million to set up the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), and spend six months a year out on the sea to save as many lives as they can. This video from AJ+ documents the extraordinary work being done by this generous family, because, as one family member put it, “If you see someone drowning, whoever it is, you can’t turn your back on them”.


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