For the world’s 1.3 million seafarers, Christmas will be just another day at sea. Miles from home, most will go without hearing from loved ones, or seeing the faces they hold dear. This Christmas, The Mission to Seafarers wants to ease isolation by bringing seasonal joy, friendship and hope to the thousands of seafarers at sea.
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Dee was working off the coast of Ireland when he heard the tragic news that his wife, back in Ghana, had died. Matters were made worse by the fact that his son was left all alone at home during this traumatic time. In a cruel twist of fate, Dee's passport had expired the day before, so he was unable to return home.
Luckily, the Mission was there to help.
Hundreds of seafarers are currently being held hostage by pirates in dehumanising and brutal conditions. Their captors are ruthless criminals, and many are subjected to torture, beating and physical abuse. We are there in the hours and days after seafarers have been attacked and for those who have survived many months in captivity.
When someone you know, or worse, a member of your family, is suddenly imprisoned and unable to return home, what is your instant reaction? Around the world there are hundreds of seafarers relying on us right now for food, water and the vital advocacy that will get them back home. You can help us reunite families and ensure justice is done.