Maritime Piracy Project Sets up New Fund

July 05, 2013

MPHRFA new fund has been set up by the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) for seafarers and their families who have been affected by piracy. Many seafarers who have been held by Somali pirates are returning home, once freed, to face financial hardship. The MPHRP, with other partners in the maritime industry, have set up a fund that will help with small but effective grants to be given to seafarers and their families for expenses such as:

  • help for medical care
  • counselling
  • travel costs to get help
  • school fees for their children
  • rent when the family is faced with eviction
  • and in extreme cases food to keep them alive

ISWAN works with the MPHRP. For further details see here.

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