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Landecker Fellow Iason Apostolopoulos on board of the Geo Barents ship that rescues over 300 people



Landecker Fellow Iason is the Search and Rescue Team Leader on the Geo Barents rescue ship. He and the Geo Barents team have recently returned from the Central Mediterranean Sea, where they rescued 322 people, out of whom were 85 unaccompanied children. According to Geo Barents’ records, the youngest survivor onboard was only a two-week old baby.

Listen to Iason’s message on the situation in the video message below:

To stay updated on the recent developments of the operation, follow #GeoBarents on Twitter.

Iason is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.