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The Civil Fleet Podcast

Nov 14, 2022

IN THIS episode we speak with Bethany Rielly, the home affairs reporter at the Morning Star newspaper, about the scandal surrounding the Manston migrant centre in Britain. 

Manston is a former military base in Kent, which opened as a processing centre earlier this year for those who arrived into the country by crossing...

Oct 7, 2022

In today's episode, we speak with SOS Humanity's human rights observer, Mirka Schäfer.

Mirka tells us about the organisation's first rescue mission aboard the Humanity 1, and how it saved the lives of over 390 people in the central Mediterranean last month

We hear about how the crew found 207 people in Malta's SAR...

Sep 12, 2022

In today's episode, we speak with David Llado, a search-and-rescue coordinator for the Spanish rescue organisation Open Arms.

David talks to us the organisation's new ship, the Open Arms Uno, and runs us through what happened on its first mission. 

He tell us why, despite the fact that the new vessel has gone through...

Aug 14, 2022

IN today's episode, we speak with Yambio David Oliver, founder of the campaign group Refugees in Libya


He tells us why he had to flee his home in South Sudan, about working in a gold mine in Chad and why he was forced to make the deadly desert crossing into Libya.


We hear about his time in the North African...

Jul 10, 2022

In this episode, we hear from Alice and Hamid from Borderline Lesvos about their work on the island running a welcome centre for registered refugees.

They tell us how the NGO helps people adjust to life on the island, and helps them with things like bureaucracy, housing and the Greek language.

We hear about Moria camp...