Regina Catrambone

Co-founder of Migrant Offshore Aid Station


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Regina Catrambone is an entrepreneur and co-founder of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) together with her husband Christopher Catrambone.

Born and raised in Southern Italy, Regina moved to Malta in 2007 with her husband Christopher and their daughter Maria Luisa. After about 400 migrants drowned off the Italian island of Lampedusa in 2013, Regina and Christopher decided not to be bystanders. They purchased a boat, equipped a crew and founded MOAS, a search and rescue charity dedicated to saving lives at sea. Since 2014, MOAS saved about 12,000 people from the Mediterranean. Regina and Christopher hope that their humanitarian initiative will inspire others globally, and help to dispel what Pope Francis calls the “globalisation of indifference”.

Regina was recently awarded the Order of Merit by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella for her contribution in mitigating the loss of lives at sea.