International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network in 2021:

11,975 seafarers assisted by our team

80 different nationalities of seafarers contacted us

US $140,261 awarded to seafarers by our relief funds


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Piracy survivors helped to rebuild after years in captivity

In March 2015, Somali pirates hijacked the Iranian fishing vessel FV Siraj and kidnapped four of the crew members, then held them hostage for several years. ISWAN was there for the families of the crew while they waited for their loved ones to return, and we supported the crew members after their release as they started their recovery.

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