rescues

Press: Meet the Gambian migrants under pressure to leave Europe – IRIN News

Migrants rejected for asylum but unable to return home often end up homeless and dependent on charities - Image © Jason Florio/IRIN News

Migrants rejected for asylum but unable to return home often end up homeless and dependent on charities – Image © Jason Florio/IRIN News

Prisoners of Hope - Interview footage by Jason Florio / IRIN News

Interview footage by Jason Florio / IRIN News with Louise Hunt – Gambian migrant talks about his time in Sicilian camps

 

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Press: ‘Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences’ IRIN News-images ©Jason Florio

 

‘Much ink has been spilt trying to make sense of the migration flow across the Mediterranean, a stretch of sea that has become the frontline of capitalism’s most urgent question: What’s more valuable – a human life, or the fraying concept of the sanctity of state borders?’ IRIN News – ‘Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences’

Instagram: World at a Glance – Jason Florio photography

 

Instagram - World at a Glance © Jason Florio

Instagram – World at a Glance © Jason Florio 

 

Also, Floriotravels on Instagram: teamwork – all images © Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

MOAS Search & Rescue High Speed Patrol Boat – on board the Topaz Responder, Aegean Sea

 

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Rescues in the Aegean Sea with the MOAS Search & Rescue Team, Jan 14 2016

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01/15/16: Pulled from my bunk at 11.45pm, by the sound of the 2-way radio next to my bed, crackling to life. One of the MOAS crew, on watch up on the bridge, saw a ping on the radar that went fast and then stopped – he raised the alarm and within 20 minutes we were at the scene. Screams from the dark, the odd flash of a reflector on a life jacket, an overturned white speed boat, with a blue hull. Old men, women, and children were hauled and pulled, their heaviness (not just from the weight of the water, but the weight of children strapped onto their mothers), onto the FRDC. We plucked and pulled, responding to yells from the void.

All came home alive and safe (to the Topaz Responder), except for three babies, who had already perished before we reached their capsized boat… one mother lost two.

A sad night on the front line.

JF

Huge respect to the MOAS SAR (search and rescue) team, CISOM, ERRCMALTA

Images © Jason Florio/MOAS.eu 2016. All rights reserved

Rescues in the Aegean Sea with the MOAS search & rescue team (9th-10th Jan 2016)

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Syrian refugees making the perilous winter crossing of the Aegean sea from Turkey to Libya are rescued by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station search and rescue team ©Jason Florio/MOAS.eu,2016. All rights reserved

 

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A Syrian father and daughter are safely landed in Greece after being rescued trying to cross the Aegean sea from Turkey by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station search and rescue team © Jason Florio/MOAS.Eu, 2016. All rights reserved

PRESS: ‘Portraits of a Rescue on the Mediterranean’ by Jason Florio – VQR

In doing so, with more than 100 subjects, Florio has created a humanizing counterpoint to the images that have dominated the narrative of the migration crisis so far. “I know it sounds cliché, but I felt these portraits were an effective way to find the individual in the whole mess. All the images of migrants we’ve seen are of chaotic hordes. I thought it was important to give them a space to represent themselves.” VQR – read full feature and see more portraits and rescue images here

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VQR – cover shot © Jason Florio/MOAS_EU 2015 – migrant and refugee rescues in the Mediterranean Sea

 

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Images © Jason Florio – read full feature/more images on-line at VQR  

MOAS – New rescue mission in the Aegean Sea

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On board The Responder, en route from Port Said, Egypt, to Lesvos, Greece – image © MOAS_EU/Jason Florio, 2015. All rights reserved

 

More updates to follow soon.

Wishing everyone a safe, peaceful, and happy holidays

JF

 

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’