Proactiva Open Arms

We show the stories that others want to hide.
We won't leave any more lives adrift.

We are Proactiva Open Arms

Proactiva Open Arms is a non-governmental organization from Badalona (Barcelona, Spain) whose main mission is to rescue refugees from the sea that arrive in Europe fleeing wars, persecution or poverty. Born from a rescue and first aid at sea company with extensive experience in the Spanish coasts.


We give voice to the Mediterranean

All those lives we save in the Mediterranean aren’t numbers, they are people with a story and a voice.
They are #VoicesForHope.

Get to know our missions

The deaths and disappearances of migrants in the Central Mediterranean have multiplied. Our goal is to be where they need us, that is why we are there with a rescue and surveillance boat, to help avoid more deaths. 

In early September 2015 we decided to move to the island of Lesbos to help the refugees who arrived in the Greek coast. We are still there, watching and saving lives.