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Support for seafarers and families affected by the Ukrainian crisis

The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) offers emotional support for seafarers and their families

Despite harsh economic sanctions by many countries, the war in Ukraine does not seem to be close to an end. To help ease the emotional burden and high tensions of seafarers and their families who are affected by the crisis, ISWAN is reaching out to all seafarers and their families to lend a listening ear via SeafarerHelp. The helpline is available 24 hours and is free, confidential and multilingual.

Seafarers and their families can reach out to the helpline at +44 (0)20 7323 2737.

Ceasefire or supply chains will be broken
The international Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have made calls for world leaders to put an end to the hostilities in Ukraine. In a statement, the two federation bodies have condemned the violence, and have stressed that they would do everything to help protect and support seafarers and their families.

Both the ITF and ETF have reiterated the seriousness of the crisis, that further escalation would not only result in the mass loss of life and displacement, but also devastate the livelihoods of transport workers across the region and wreak more havoc on already strained supply chains.



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