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MPHRP Responds To Prize Honour

MPHRP Responds To Prize Honour

Commenting on last night’s Seatrade Award to the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) for ‘Support and assistance to seafarers and their families affected by maritime piracy’, MPHRP chair Peter Swift said:

“We are most grateful for this recognition of the Programme’s work supporting seafarers and their families before, during and after incidents of piracy and armed robbery.

“The award recognises the exceptional dedication and commitment of the MPHRP team members, the tremendous support provided by the Programme’s partners, and the very generous financial assistance of the ITF Seafarers’ Trust, the TK Foundation and Seafarers UK.

Swift continued: “The award also recognises the hardship and suffering of many seafarers and their loved ones who are affected by piracy, for some of whom the MPHRP is often the only provider of support and assistance.

He concluded: “Today we also remember the nearly 50 seafarers and fishers still held hostage in Somalia, all of whom have been held for more than two years – some for several years – and encourage everyone who can do so to tirelessly work for their prompt release and to support and assist them and their families.”

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