Voices of Struggle

8 Years Alarm Phone

Eight years ago, on 11 October 2014, we launched the Alarm Phone, a hotline for people in distress at sea. Since then, our shift teams are available 24/7 and have assisted about 5.000 boats in distress along the different maritime routes to Europe – the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic to the Canary Islands, and since 2022 also across the Channel, from France to the UK.

“Voices of Struggle” is the title of this anniversary publication and we hope that the voices of the people on the move become amplified and widely listened to. We dedicate this booklet to those who lost loved ones at the borders, to those who survived the border regime, and to those who are still struggling to overcome and subvert the many borders in their way.

We have fought for eight years.
We will continue.
We will never give up.