Get a Life at Sea is working to support refugees arriving in Greece through Project Soul Fam. Our chosen ‘Marine Charity’ is Mercy Ships.
My family and I travelled to the island of Kalynmos, Greece in October and November of 2015. Please check my post on my experience with the refugee crisis in Greece to read the full story.
My good friend Anita Wing Lee was on the island of Lesvos, Greece (from January 2016 to March 2016) broadcasting, raising awareness and volunteering with various humanitarian organizations on the island working to support refugees.
More on the Get a Life at Sea chosen Marine Charity, Mercy Ships
Mercy Ships is an amazing international charity using volunteers aboard hospital ships to deliver transformational surgeries and healthcare to the world’s forgotten poor.
Find out more about this organisation on their official Mercy Ships website
Mercy Ships brings hope and healing serving all people free-of-charge without regard for race, gender, or religion. Their medical, dental, agricultural, training offer holistic support to developing nations. They work to help communities build healthy infrastructure and make healthcare accessible to all.
Their flagship, Africa Mercy, is the world’s largest charity hospital ship and is dedicated to the continent of Africa. The success of the Africa Mercy, and previous ships gives, them the confidence to move ahead on a purpose-built hospital ship that will be ready for deployment by 2018.
Mercy Ships has more than 1,600 volunteers onboard the Africa Mercy and in its 16 national offices around the world.
Check out the below videos for a trailer of ‘The Surgery Ship’ an Australian documentary which depicts the aid that Mercy Ships provides and much more…