Crowdsourced Platform Saves Refugees From Drowning
A new app lets users search the sea for migrants via satellite imaging
Last year, an image of a three-year-old Syrian refugee shocked the world. The little boy was washed up on a beach, lying face down after he drowned from an attempt at escape. It was an accurate reflection of the reality of the Syrian refugee crisis. Many refugees have lost their lives at sea, searching for safe passage and homes. One app, called I SEA, seeks to remedy this problem through crowdsourcing.
This app is a collaborative effort between Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) and Grey for Good. MOAS is an organization that operates based on the belief that no one should die at sea.