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Press: Joseph Muscat – Prime Minister of Malta ©Jason Florio

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Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, Malta. Image © Jason Florio, 2017 – for the Daily Mail online 

 

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Back in the Mediterranean, on 2nd Mission of 2016, with the Phoenix Search & Rescue Team

The MOAS Phoenix SAR boat departing from Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta © Helen Jones-Florio

Heading out: The MOAS Phoenix SAR boat departing from Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta © Helen Jones-Florio – June 27, 2016

 

Dawn over the Phoenix SAR boat in the Mediterranean Sea © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU

Dawn over the Phoenix SAR boat in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the Libyan coast © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, June 28, 2016

 

UPDATE:  29, June 2016 (9am GMT) – rescues in progress with both MOAS search and rescue boats: The Phoenix and The Responder, working together. Check out MOAS twitter feed for more rescue news updates.

 

Jason Florio – currently documenting the Mediterranean crisis for MOAS.EU

Photographer, Jason Florio, onboard the Phoenix © Helen Jones-Florio

Photographer, Jason Florio, onboard the Phoenix © Helen Jones-Florio

Filming in Europe – interviewing Syrian Refugees

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Jason Florio films an interview with N., a Syrian refugee rescued by MOAS’ Responder SAR team – image © Helen Jones-Florio

 

Filming an interview with N. – as part of a MOAS.EU documentary – a Syrian refugee who has now been resettled in a small village in southern Germany, along with members of her family. They were all rescued earlier this year by the MOAS Responder SAR team, from the Aegean Sea, when their overcrowded rubber dinghy got into trouble in stormy waters, during their third attempt to make the often treacherous crossing from Turkey to Greece. I was onboard the Responder boat when the rescue took place. JF 

 

RESCUE AT SEA-N. AND FAMILY

Syrian refugees use the torch apps on their phones, in a desperate attempt to get the attention of the rescue boat – N., and her family are on board the dinghy. Image © Jason Florio/MOAS.EU, 2016. All rights reserved.

 

 

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Post-rescue smiles of relief:  safe and dry, Syrian refugees N. and  her sister-in-law, Z., with  photographer, Jason Florio, onboard the Responder.

 

Rohingya refugees, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

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Image © Jason Florio – Rohingya refugee children, nr Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, S.Asia – Oct, 2015

Nov 2nd, 2015: Currently in Rangoon, Burma (Myanmar) – on route to Sittwe, Rakhine State

Documenting the migrant and refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, with MOAS_EU

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Youtube: footage © MOAS_EU/Jason Florio, 2015. Click on above image to view. To see more video from Jason Florio, please visit ‘Film & Video

 

Since May, 2015, Jason Florio has been basing out of Malta, Europe, working with MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station), on board the Phoenix , to document the migrant and refugee crisis in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Libya.

 

Palestinian-Syrian boys Mohammed and Amar sleep on the decks of the MOAS rescue ship The Phoenix after being rescued

Palestinian-Syrian boys Mohammed and Amar sleep on the decks of the MOAS rescue ship The Phoenix after being rescued © MOAS_EU/Jason Florio, 2015

 

Eritrean Yosef Goitom AKA King Josee helps caryy a baby to safety on the RHiB. Rescue of 369 migrants. This was the first rescue of the 2015 MOAS Mission

Eritrean Yosef Goitom AKA King Josee helps caryy a baby to safety on the RHiB. Rescue of 369 migrants. This was the first rescue of the 2015 MOAS Mission © MOAS_EU/Jason Florio, 2015

 

 

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To view more of Florio’s footage, from the rescues, please check out ‘Film & Video’