Seafarers live tough and dangerous lives. They are away from their families for long periods and often do not get ashore for months. Many are from the developing world with their extended families dependent on them for paying for education and health care.
The International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) works to promote the welfare of seafarers worldwide. We advocate on behalf of seafarers for better welfare services and facilities in ports and onboard ships as well as providing direct services for seafarers.
We run a helpline for seafarers called SeafarerHelp. SeafarerHelp is a lifeline for seafarers who are in distress and need assistance. It is a vital link for people who are isolated and facing difficult circumstances. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Last year we assisted over 9700 seafarers and their families. For further information on SeafarerHelp see here.
ISWAN runs other projects that help seafarers. We provide important health information to seafarers on topics such as HIV prevention, healthy living, hygiene in the galley, and malaria. We run other projects to promote the welfare of seafarers worldwide.
ISWAN relies on charitable grants and donations for our work with seafarers and we need your help.
Can you donate today to help the lives of seafarers and their families? Thank you.