VOICE Event ‘The Mediterranean Sea: a neglected humanitarian crisis?’

18:00 - 21:00
Mundo Madou
Brussels Belgium
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Is the Mediterranean Sea a neglected humanitarian crisis? What is the role of European Humanitarian NGOs, Search and Rescue (SAR) NGOs and humanitarian actors in claiming their operational legitimacy in the Mediterranean Sea? These questions, among others, will be at the heart of our panel discussion.

VOICE is delighted to invite you to our Event “The Mediterranean Sea: a neglected humanitarian crisis?” 

The following speakers will inspire the conversation: 

Opening remarks: Sergio Cecchini, Humanitarian Representation to the EU and NATO of Médecins Sans Frontières 


  • Sophie Beau, Co-founder and General Director of SOS MEDITERRANEE 
  • Giuseppe Caccia, Founder of Mediterranea Saving Humans 
  • Tbc - Vincent Cochetel, Special Envoy for the Western & Central Mediterranean situation of UNHCR 
  • Helena Ranchal, Director of International Operations of Médecins du Monde France 

Closing remarks: Dominic Crowley, VOICE President 

Moderator: Maria Groenewald, VOICE Director 

Please, find more details on the outline of the event.

Join us on 19 June 2024! We are looking forward to an interesting evening with you. 

Please register by 14 June COB, participation is in-person only. 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Anna Bonomelli, VOICE Advocacy Assistant (