Proactiva Open Arms is a non-governmental, non-profit organization whose main mission is to rescue refugees from the sea that arrive to Europe fleeing wars, persecution or poverty. Born from a rescue and first aid at sea company with extensive experience in the Spanish coasts.
Proactiva Open Arms specialize in surveillance and rescue missions of boats carrying people who need help in the Aegean and Central Mediterranean sea, as well as raising awareness of all the injustices that are happening which have been untold.
With the help of lots of people who collaborate with donations, Proactive Open Arms was able to increase its resources and save more lives every day.
These donations also helped Proactiva Open Arms to be able to rotate our teams. Proactiva Open Arms' volunteers rotate every 15 days due to the physical and emotional impact of the situation.
After the agreement between the UE and Turkey, Proactiva is also in the Mediterranean Sea with a rescue and surveillance boat. Proactiva Open Arms do not want to lose one more life to the sea, neither does it want to allow the sea to silence the injustices that happen there.
Proactiva also works with an essential team on land: a group of psychologists specialized in crisis situations, emergencies and victims of terrorism who support the lifeguards at all stages of their work.
Upon returning, they offer necessary psychological support in order to help manage the situations that the volunteers have survived, prevent the manifestation of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and help them return to their everyday reality, while ensuring their emotional stability for future interventions.