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www.refugeerescue.org

“Our only objective is to ensure the safety of those, women, men, and children who are making the perilous journey away from war, poverty or persecution. They have the right to life.”- Joby Fox, Belfast Musician and Refugee Rescue Founder

Refugee Rescue was founded in 2015 by ordinary Irish citizens in response to the refugee crisis unfolding on the borders of Europe.  They have gained an international reputation for working tirelessly saving the lives of people off the Greek island of Lesvos.  The group’s Irish volunteers strongly believe that their own legacy of forced migration by sea throughout the struggles of The Great Hunger puts them in a unique position to offer not only deep empathy but also solidarity to those who must do the same as they did in search of a better life.  In order to continue their life-saving work into 2022, they urgently need your support. Please find it in your heart to donate to Refugee Rescue this Holiday Season.

Many Irish American notables are supporting their cause.  Diane Byrnes, host of the popular Irish radio program, ‘Echoes of Erin’ in Pittsburgh PA, says, “Joby tells me that many desperate people are lost daily as they try to make it to Europe.  Unfortunately so many lives are lost in the ravages of the sea.  Refugee Rescue really could use help in raising funds.  This Christmas, If  you have a few or many dollars you could spare, donate!”

Patrick Johnson, producer of the Irish Music Café podcast based in Detroit says, "Refugee Rescue is doing wonderful work saving the lives of immigrants fleeing hunger, poverty and horrible living conditions just as those who fled Ireland during the famine in the 1800's. I applaud them for their selfless efforts."

This year alone, Refugee Rescue have assisted in saving the lives of over 1200 human beings, including children and infants.  Refugee Rescue are about to embark on their last mission of the 2021. On this mission, they hope to once more prevent the unnecessary loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea.




“At the very core of our Irish consciousness we, similarly, are a people who have had to flee persecution and poverty by sea. As a result, Irish culture has spread across the world and has enriched and emboldened many cultures and countries. I believe that, despite our physical distance to the Mediterranean, Ireland should be at the forefront of ensuring the safety of these people.”- Karen Cowley, Wicklow Musician and Refugee Rescue Member

Please watch Refugee Rescue’s video here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlYnVhoAajY

In order to continue their life-saving work into 2022, they urgently need your support. Please find it in your heart to donate to Refugee Rescue this Holiday Season. www.refugeerescue.org

Or support them by entering into their ‘Surrounded by Sea’ photography competition and have your seascape photo displayed in a gallery in Dublin, Ireland next year.  See this link for the contest:  https://www.refugeerescue.org/photo-exhibit

For more information please contact:
ANITA DALY / DALY COMMUNICATIONS / 917 751 8539 /This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.








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