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Episode 136 – Simon Lewis (International Humanitarian Lifeguard)

Simon Lewis is an International Humanitarian Lifeguard who has saved close to 2,000 refugees fleeing parts of Africa and Syria. These refugees are using ill-equipped vessels that are overloaded and travelling across parts of the Mediterranean sea which are seen as some of the most dangerous migration routes in the world. Simon with the aid of Mission Lifeline, is operating in these areas to assist where he can. The job is not easy and is plagued with legalities which add an extra layer of complexity to an already difficult situation. Heavily influenced by the story of Alan Kurdi that made world news in September 2015, Simon used his years of lifesaving here in Australia to raise money, awareness and begin a series of trips to Europe to do his part in saving the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable. I discovered Simon indirectly through the ASRC (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre) who have played an integral part in supporting refugees seeking asylum here in Australia. Just recently, Simon participated ...
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