Refugee Air is an initiative by a group of action-driven entrepreneurs and humanitarians. We know how to solve problems and get things done and we want to make a difference right now. We’re putting crowd-sourced competencies and our extensive networks to work to save lives and drive positive change.
Refugees without visas are currently not able to travel by air due to “Carriers Liability”, an EU directive making carriers financially liable for all costs related to passengers who are not ultimately granted asylum at their destination. Although budget flights on the same routes are cheap and easy to come by, refugees must instead pay thousands of euros to smugglers to undertake the dangerous sea crossing, risking their lives in the process.
What we want to achieve
Our mission is to circumvent the stumbling block of carriers liability and ensure the safe transportation of refugees into the EU by air.
How we are going to do it
Through crowd sourced collaboration and with the backing of private and corporate donors, Refugee Air is going to prove that the transportation issue can be solved. By collaborating with carriers, governments and the UNHCR, we are going to make safe routes into the EU a reality.