Throughout Coldplay’s illustrious career, the wildly successful British rock band have been an active supporter of organizations such as Amnesty International and performed at benefit concerts including Band Aid 20. More recently, reports surfaced about plans for unprecedented “peace concerts” for both Israelis and Palestinians in the fall.
Today they join another timely cause in the search and rescue mission charity, Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS). Founded in 2014, the non-profit organization works with migrants and refugees affected by the Mediterranean migrations crisis by providing professional search-and-rescue assistance people in distress at sea.
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Alongside the announcement, MOAS and Coldplay share Rescue Humanity, a short documentary featuring real footage from a recent MOAS rescue. Soundtracked by an acoustic version of Coldplay’s “Don’t Panic”, the film depicts the fear, hope and anguish experienced by the refugees and migrants during a typical mission. Watch it below.
“Every year, MOAS rescue thousands of people who risk death at sea while searching for a better life,” says frontman Chris Martin. “But for an accident of geography, those people could be us and we could be them. For this reason, we’re proud to support MOAS’ life-saving work.”
To date, MOAS has saved the lives of over 33,000 people in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. They are currently preparing for their 2017 mission, while continuing to advocate for the creation of safe and legal routes for people desperately seeking safety. Donate to MOAS at their official website.